• R, 1 hr. 50 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Wes Anderson
    In Theaters:
    Jan 4, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    Jul 9, 2002
  • Buena Vista Distribution Compa

Critic Review - Worcester Telegram & Gazette

This is a movie that is so embarrassing that it deserves to be consigned to the cutout bins at the video stores as quickly as possible.

January 1, 2004 Full Review | Comments (5)



Ronnie Deshe

Well someone doesn't understand satirical comedy.

Apr 21 - 08:35 AM


Ericka Hall

The basis of your argument is that the characters in this film are "lifeless," and therefore do not evoke sympathy from the audience, but I completely disagree with this judgment. I think you're confusing their disillusionment towards life with them being lifeless mannequins without any personality when in fact, I believe this quality makes them seem even more human. Life isn't always full of personalities and goals that slap you right in the face, the ambiguity of this film is what makes it so rich. Anderson uses subtleties in the human psyche to convey his message in the film and because of this the viewer is almost instantly aligned with the characters.

May 18 - 06:03 AM


Steven Cady

This film is one of the most artfully directed movies of all time. Anderson in fact does bring believability to his characters make painfully real. The entire cast is wonderful, so is the writing, and so is the directing. You apparently have no taste in what a real movie is. By what you've said, you wish that the characters need to put their full personality in your face, like they are aware there is a camera there, and they need to show people who they really are, instead of having secrets and hidden qualities like real people have.

Jun 30 - 03:18 PM


tim schmidt

Your loss Daniel Kimmel. Wes Anderson films are pure art. The characters, the cinematography, the music, the places all come together perfectly.

Aug 3 - 09:54 AM

Adam R.

Adam Radwan

I agree mostly. I loved The Life Aquatic but I just couldn't connect with the characters. At first I thought it was because they are all so far removed from any real hardship or worries (they're upper class) that they invent their own dramas etc and I thought that, being a relatively more humble class of citizen, I just didn't care about flawed rich people. However this isn't the case because I loved F Scott Fitzgerald's, "The Great Gatsby". So I conclude that the reviewer is right. Also the other better aspects of the film (the dry humour, the quirky characters, soundtrack, directing etc) are done much better in the life aquatic also Bill Murray is much better in that film.

Oct 23 - 12:50 PM

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