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Kids will love the 3-D aspect of this movie.
| Original Score: 2/5
Sharkboy and Lavagirl will entertain the youngest viewers but likely erode the good will Robert Rodriguez has built up in the family film genre.
| Original Score: 2/4
The movie is unbelievably ugly. The garish colors Rodriguez loves so much wash out in 3-D.
An innocent and delightful children's tale that is spoiled by a disastrous decision to film most of it in lousy 3-D.
Dreams are necessary, but without focus and meaning they are cotton candy -- a sweet delight until it melts away, leaving a sugar buzz and a sticky film on your teeth.
| Original Score: B-
| Original Score: 1.5/4
My 3-year-old kept his glasses on through most of the film, he remembered characters' names and he didn't potty in his pants. That alone is worth the price of admission.
| Original Score: C+
No amount of bells & whistles can salvage a screenplay this half-baked.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
It's terrible 3-D. I think the story is terrible as well.
A movie for kids, by kids, even if Rodriguez was there for a little bit of technical supervision.
Sharkboy offers up a piece of sage advice when he remarks, "You snooze, you win."
| Original Score: .5/4
Imagination is important. WE GET IT. Now how about coming up with an interesting story?
| Original Score: C
Shark Boy is a brave undertaking, but for anyone over 9 years of age, it's also a complete chore to sit through.
| Original Score: D
Robert Rodriquez continues in the vein of his "Spy Kids" films with another visually frenetic kiddie crowd-pleaser that will leave adult chaperons exiting the cinema nursing headaches.
Nothing's scary, and everything's so light it's on the verge of evaporating.
Rodriguez is a long way off from the energy of the original Spy Kids, and the difference lies between the definitions of "childlike" and "childish."
| Original Score: 2.5/4
This film simply doesn't even work in two dimensions.
It's like a poor man's Neverending Story or an after-school special with an identity crisis.