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Finding Nemo Reviews

July 29, 2015
Finding Nemo is distributed by Disney, and it has what the most heartfelt Disney animated features used to have: rapturous imagery matched with real wit.
August 5, 2013
The latest flood of wizardry from Pixar, whose productions, from Toy Story onward, have lent an indispensable vigor and wit to the sagging art of mainstream animation.
August 5, 2013
Finding Nemo is laced with smart humor and clever gags, and buoyed by another cheery story of mismatched buddies: a pair of fish voiced by Albert Brooks and Ellen DeGeneres.
August 5, 2013
Like Pixar's previous films, Finding Nemo mines humor from the oddities of an unknown world but stays grounded in a familiar one, finding recognizable elements of heartbreak and happiness amid the ink-jetting octopi and irritable flounders.
August 5, 2013
While Mr. Brooks is very funny, Ms. DeGeneres gives a bravura comic performance, as well as a touching one.
September 14, 2012
A genuinely funny and touching film that, in less than a decade, has established itself as a timeless classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
September 13, 2012
A timeless delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 12, 2012
When the blunt head of Bruce the shark slams into the screen like a hammer, everyone -- adults included -- gasps
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
February 4, 2010
In this seamless blending of technical brilliance and storytelling verve, the Pixar team has made something as marvelously soulful and innately, fluidly American as jazz.
Full Review | Original Score: A
August 31, 2008
Nemo, with its ravishing underwater fantasia, manages to trump the design glamour of earlier Pixar films.
March 5, 2008
Very clever and imaginative indeed.
March 5, 2008
[An] aquatic joyride.
November 1, 2007
A visual marvel, every frame packed to the gills with clever details, Finding Nemo is the best big-studio release so far this year.
Top Critic
January 26, 2006
I was swept up in its dazzling stream of rainbow corals, amused by the stoner turtles going with the flow, sharks battling their own regressive instincts and DeGeneres' scatterbrained Dory.
November 12, 2003
Finding Nemo works terribly hard for every scrap of charm or humor it imparts.
June 6, 2003
An enchanting animated feature.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 5, 2003
A thing of beauty, hugely entertaining and way cool.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 2, 2003
Finding Nemo is terrific entertainment.
May 31, 2003
It turns out that Pixar does fish like nobody does fish.
May 30, 2003
A captivating and richly resonant aquatic fable, with characters whose gills and fins belie their deliciously human (that is, flawed) personalities.
May 30, 2003
Finding Nemo will engross kids with its absorbing story, brightly drawn characters and lively action, and grown-ups will be equally entertained by the film's subtle humor and the sophistication of its visuals.
May 30, 2003
The visuals pop, the fish emote and the ocean comes alive. That's in the first two minutes. After that, they do some really cool stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 30, 2003
An exquisitely touching saga about a father tracking down his lost son.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
May 30, 2003
One of those rare movies where I wanted to sit in the front row and let the images wash out to the edges of my field of vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 30, 2003
Finding Nemo isn't quite up there with the company's finest work -- there's finally a sense of formula setting in -- but it's hands down the best family film since Monsters, Inc.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 30, 2003
A vivid charmer of a movie that makes a welcome addition to the growing gallery of computer-generated animated features.
Read More | Original Score: B+
May 30, 2003
A superb animated film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 30, 2003
Add water and you have an instant Disney/Pixar classic.
May 30, 2003
A gem, popping with cool tropical colors and wondrous sea creatures.
May 30, 2003
One of the strongest releases from Disney in years, thanks to the work of Andrew Stanton, possibly one of the most successful directors you've never heard of.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
May 30, 2003
Enchanting; written with an effortless blend of sweetness and silliness, and animated with such rainbow-hued beauty, you may find yourself wanting to freeze-frame it.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 30, 2003
Constantly delights and refreshes the eye -- it's a summer vacation in itself.
May 30, 2003
A dazzling, computer-animated fish tale with a funny, touching script and wonderful voice performances that make it an unqualified treat for all ages.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 29, 2003
A simple test of humanity: If you don't laugh aloud while watching it, you've got a battery not a heart.
Read More | Original Score: A-
May 29, 2003
Lives up to Pixar's high standards for wildly creative visuals, clever comedy, solid characters and an involving story.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 29, 2003
Treats family audiences to a sweet, resonant story and breathtaking visuals.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 29, 2003
As we now expect from Pixar, even the supporting fish in "Finding Nemo" are more developed as characters than any human in the Mission: Impossible movies.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 29, 2003
Visual imagination and sophisticated wit raise Finding Nemo to a level just below the peaks of Pixar's Toy Story movies and Monsters, Inc..
May 29, 2003
Erupts with sea creatures that showcase Stanton and company's gift for character and peerless eye for skewering contemporary culture.
May 29, 2003
A fish story that hooks you from the opening scene.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
May 29, 2003
Delivers with a colorful, lush and witty world under the sea.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 29, 2003
As eye-popping as Nemo's peepers and as eccentric as this little fish with asymmetrical fins.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 29, 2003
Parental anxiety may not be the kind of stuff children's films are usually made of, but this perfectly enchanting movie knows how to cater to its kiddie audience without condescending to them.
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
May 29, 2003
Spectacular visuals, non-stop laughs and action -- plus a PC message. That's some package, no?
Read More | Original Score: 4/4
May 29, 2003
Lives up to the proud, relatively new tradition of Monsters, Inc., A Bug's Life and the Toy Story films.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
May 29, 2003
The underwater backdrops take your breath away. No, really. They're so lifelike, you almost feel like holding your breath while watching.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 29, 2003
Proves that even when Pixar is not at the top of its game, it still produces better animation than some of its competitors on their best days.
May 29, 2003
As gorgeous a film as Disney's ever put out, with astonishing qualities of light, movement, surface and color at the service of the best professional imaginations money can buy.
May 29, 2003
A treasure trove of visual splendor.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 29, 2003
You connect to these sea creatures as you rarely do with humans in big-screen adventures. The result: a true sunken treasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
May 29, 2003
It's full of bright visuals, inventive animation and enough cute characters to fill, well, an ocean.
Read More | Original Score: B
May 28, 2003
It's the give-and-take between DeGeneres and Brooks that gives the saga its big heart.
May 27, 2003
It's an ocean of eye candy that tastes fresh even in this ADD-addled era of SpongeBob SquarePants.