Finding Nemo

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Breathtakingly lovely and grounded by the stellar efforts of a well-chosen cast, Finding Nemo adds another beautifully crafted gem to Pixar's crown.



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In this stunning underwater adventure, with memorable characters, humor and heartfelt emotion, Finding Nemo follows the comedic and momentous journey of an overly protective clownfish named Marlin (voice by Albert Brooks) and his son Nemo (voice by Alexander Gould) -- who become separated in the Great Barrier Reef when Nemo is unexpectedly taken far from his ocean home and dumped into a fish tank in a dentist's office. Buoyed by the companionship of Dory (voice by Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly-but-forgetful Pacific regal blue tang, Marlin embarks on a dangerous trek and finds himself the unlikely hero of an epic effort to rescue his son -- who hatches a few daring plans of his own to return safely home. -- (C) Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Finding Nemo

All Critics (263) | Top Critics (60) | Fresh (261) | Rotten (2)

  • Finding Nemo offers as much in terms of thrills, frights, humour and psychological insight as it does in pure technical skill, proving that a movie can be art without being an "art" movie.

    Jan 10, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The tropical pleasure is a beautifully imagined adventure that beguiles children and tickles adults.

    Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Jul 29, 2015 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Aug 5, 2013 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Aug 5, 2013 | Full Review…
  • 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.

    Aug 5, 2013

    Keith Phipps

    AV Club
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Audience Reviews for Finding Nemo

  • Jun 19, 2016
    Instantly memorable and animation that still looks gorgeous to this day, Finding Nemo is arguably a masterpiece of animation - it's story compelling, it's characters iconic and it's both equally hilarious and touching, making even the coldest hearted person cry. Simply stellar.
    Matthew M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 16, 2016
    I have nothing but admiration when it comes to this movie. "Finding Nemo" was one of my personal favorites while growing up and it certainly stills holds up to this day. When we look at it today, it's still a wonderful tale about a dad who is trying to find his son who has been kidnapped. The cast is amazing. Albert Brooks gives a very personal performance; probably the best in his career. Alexander Gould is incredibly surprising and is probably one of the best child actors out there. Willem Dafoe's character is very mysterious and that totally helps when it comes to his development and his story. But the memorable performance is without a doubt Ellen DeGeneres and her incredibly lovable character of Dory. She is incredible and the fact that she is the main character in the sequel is probably the best that could possibly happen when it comes to trying to keep up with the original. This is not just a great animated movie, but is one of the best movies ever made.
    Lasse G Super Reviewer
  • Mar 09, 2016
    Finding Nemo is beautiful, emotional and a great time! Easily one of the best animated films!
    Mr N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 18, 2015
    Just keep watching... that's just the point of the movie.
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