Shark Tale (2004)
Oscar is a fast-talking little fish that dreams big. But his big dreams land him in hot water when a great white lie turns him into an unlikely hero. At first, his fellow fish swallow Oscar's story hook, line and sinker and he is showered with fame and fortune. It's all going along swimmingly, until it starts to become clear that Oscar's tale about being the defender of the Reef is all wet. Oscar is finding out that being a hero comes at a Market Price when his lie threatens to make him the Catch of the Day. Now he has to tread water until he can get the scales to tip back in his favor again. … More
- PG (for some mild language and crude humor)
- Action & Adventure , Animation , Kids & Family , Comedy
- Directed By:
- Eric 'Bibo' Bergeron , Angelina Jolie
- Written By:
- Damian Shannon , Mark Swift , Michael J. Wilson
- In Theaters:
- Oct 1, 2004 Wide
- On DVD:
- Feb 8, 2005
- Box Office:
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Critic Reviews for Shark Tale
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.
Inside this dazzling animation is a dim plot that imagines Goodfellas living in the land of Jaws and being serviced by the dudes at the Car Wash.
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.
Audience Reviews for Shark Tale
Even with an all star cast, and good enthusiasm that brings the characters to life, the pop culture references and predictable plot are to big a distraction.More
This isn't that great sadly. I watched this only because of Will Smith. Not terrible though. Watchable.More
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