Shark Tale (2004)
Average Rating: 5.2/10
Reviews Counted: 174
Fresh: 62 | Rotten: 112
Derivative and full of pop culture in-jokes.
Average Rating: 5.4/10
Critic Reviews: 37
Fresh: 14 | Rotten: 23
Derivative and full of pop culture in-jokes.
Average Rating: 3.2/5
User Ratings: 678,801
Oceanic wise guys meet up with a small fish who has a big attitude in this computer-animated comedy. Don Lino (voice of Robert De Niro) is the patriarch of a family of sharks who lord over a bustling aquatic community based along a massive underwater reef. Don Lino has two sons, Frankie (voice of Michael Imperioli) and Lenny (voice of Jack Black); Frankie is a carnivorous tough guy who takes after his father, but Lenny is, at heart, a kind soul who has earned the ire of his dad by becoming a
Oct 1, 2004 Wide
Feb 8, 2005
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It is not in the same level of Finding Nemo but I still think it is worth seeing.
Story is everything and Shark's is rather thin and soupy, despite the winning improvisational skills of stars Will Smith and Jack Black.
An uneasy cross between rival studio Pixar's Finding Nemo and DreamWorks' own Shrek franchise.
The script is a long string of awful verbal and visual puns, and the animation, while colorful, is a big step back from the Shrek films (and nowhere near Pixar's league).
Quite simply the most middle of the road CG movie I think you'll ever see.
Want a good fish story? Watch Finding Nemo again instead
The kind of flashy and colorful but insultingly trite Hollywood regurgitation that far too often gets a pass under the excuse that "it's just a kids' movie."
Although the vocal performances often amuse and delight, the overall design is charmless.
Katzenberg and company still haven't figured out that was makes Pixar's features so much better isn't just the quality of the art but the way they manage to generate actual emotion without coming across as superficial or cloying.
Shark Tale is no disaster, but despite the efforts of three directors, two screenwriters and phalanxes of technicians, it seems to be treading water.
The movie is clearly written and produced around the persona of Will Smith, which is either glorious news or cringe-inducing, depending upon who you are.
Nine years after Toy Story, the novelty of computer animation has worn off. Story and character need to capture our imagination.
'Es divertida, colorida y musical. Una buena cinta de animación que injustamente ha sido menospreciada quizá por los valores que la hacen importante'
I went into Shark Tale expecting a low-rent Nemo wannabe; I left it understanding it to be a low-rent Nemo wannabe that works.
I think I am tiring of computer generated movies with 800 star voices and 800 real-world knock-offs like Katie Current and "Kelpy-Kremes."
As far as fishy stories go, this one makes a pretty weak movie chowder.
This animated feature suffers form a severe identity crisis that even voices by De Niro and Will Smith can't help.
The overall tone of the film lacks accessibility, and much of the humor is so dry that even those who might get the jokes are not likely to find them very funny.
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- Lenny: Curse you Sharkslayer!
- Don Lino: I'm not askin' you anymore. I'm tellin' ya! Eat it!
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- Don Lino: Luca!
- Lenny: [To Oscar] You need to slay a shark, and I need to disappear. Here's what we're gonna do...
- Don Lino: [Babytalking to his piranhas] How are my little babies this morning? Ya miss me? You doin' good? Huh? Huh?
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