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Shooting Fish (1997)

tomatometer

20

Average Rating: 5.2/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 1 | Rotten: 4

No consensus yet.

audience

78

liked it
Average Rating: 3.5/5
User Ratings: 6,426

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Movie Info

Calling to mind the whimsical, swinging London comedies of the 1960s, such as the Blake Edwards Pink Panther films and the collaborations of The Beatles with director Richard Lester, this frantic romantic comedy is an airy, pop example of the British New Wave. Dylan Dan Futterman and Jez Stuart Townsend are friends from opposite sides of the Atlantic using their special skills -- Dylan is a slick-talking American, while Jez is a humble British computer expert -- to bilk England's wealthy. Both

PG,

Drama, Romance, Comedy

Stefan Schwartz, Richard Holmes

Jan 19, 1999

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

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All Critics (41) | Top Critics (10) | Fresh (16) | Rotten (12) | DVD (2)

The chemistry between the leads is undeniable

June 11, 2005
Moviehole

Dan Futterman, Stuart Townsend and, especially, Kate Beckinsale have enough charisma for this film and a sequel or two.

August 16, 2002 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

A good, old-fashioned romantic comedy.

March 17, 2002 Full Review Source: Goatdog's Movies
Goatdog's Movies

A fast-paced English comedy that sparkles thanks to the performance of Kate Beckinsale.

March 2, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

A diabolically clever caper film that moves at a whiz-bang pace.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

A light, easy-going fluff piece.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Audience Reviews for Shooting Fish

I really liked Shooting Fish when it came out, I guess that says a lot about the quality of films in the mid-nineties though as on retrospect it's not that good. I feel unkind in saying that. It obviously had a low budget but it more than did the best with what they had. The acting was very....90's, it's the only way I can describe it, it's only years later that decade styles come through so noticeably and I really think the 90s had a certain awfulness about it, as much as I love it. The ideas come through though and that is the real selling point of this film, just ignore the bad acting and the fact they live in a Gas silo like it's a cool place to live.
February 17, 2014
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