The whole experience just makes you feel dirty, patronized and exhausted.
| Original Score: 2/5
Never comes together into a convincing enterprise
| Original Score: 2/4
For all its swirling colors, funky tunes and impressive voice talent Shark Tale makes for lukewarm entertainment.
Dreary, damp and derivative.
With all the talent involved, Shark Tale should have been so much better than this.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
A surprising dearth of action means kids may tire of this comparatively talky and character-driven film.
No fish flop, but neither does it make a discernable flash.
Evokes "The Sopranos" under water, its lack of innovation akin to a boulder tied around its feet: "Shark Take" sinks to the bottom and quietly drowns.
| Original Score: D-
Lame undersea kid-flick mob comedy is rotten from head to tail, despite all the talent involved.
| Original Score: 1/5
The best animated films feel timeless and original, but Shark Tale is stapled together from dozens of hip-hop and movie references.
| Original Score: 1/4
Shark Tale feels like a modest step backwards [for CGI films], a regression not visually but conceptually.
| Original Score: 3/5
... has a few clever ideas and some impressive artwork but relies mostly on weary, recycled humor: it'll likely be a big hit.
Not even the eye candy animation is all that great. The film has a flat look that matches it comedic tone.
| Original Score: 2/4
A star-studded spectacle that confuses shallow of-the-moment jokes for human emotion.
Quite simply the most middle of the road CG movie I think you'll ever see.
There are laughs, yes, but nothing so witty you'll remember it later, and nothing so touching you'll get a lump in your throat.
| Original Score: C+
Let's be blunt: It's a place to dump the kids off for 89 minutes.
Psst! DreamWorks! Your Nemo envy is showing!
| Original Score: D
Overfamiliarity extends to the story, jokes and music, most of which reference popular entertainment of about 30 years ago.
Shark Tale does have moments of fun and a couple of the goofier gags work, but it comes off as Shrek leftovers and sloppy seconds to Finding Nemo.
| Original Score: B-