The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou2004
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)
Critic Consensus: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is getting soaked by many critics, who call it smug, ironic and artificial. Still, others have praised the movie's sheer uniqueness, eccentricity and whimsy.
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as Steve Zissou
as Ned Plimpton
as Jane Winslett-Richardson
as Eleanor Zissou
as Klaus Daimler
as Alistair Hennessey
as Oseary Drakoulias
as Vladimir Wolodarsky
as Bill Ubell
as Pele dos Santos
as Anne-Marie Sakowitz
as Vikram Ray
as Bobby Ogata
as Renzo Pietro
as Esteban du Plantier
as Intern #1
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Critic Reviews for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Like the jaguar shark, The Life Aquatic is hard to get a hook into.
The Life Aquatic drifts along at a lazy pace, the occasional encounter with pirates notwithstanding.
Noah Baumbach collaborated on the arch script, whose bittersweet weirdness leaves a residue even as the narrative disintegrates.
Like the film's fake fish, The Life Aquatic is endlessly fascinating to watch but, if you look closer, there's not much there.
Audience Reviews for The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
Beautiful quirky graphic style, but the dialogue was blah and Steve Zissou was not a likable character. Only Owen Wilson's heartfelt earnestness salvaged the film for me. I liked the story and dialogue in Fantastic Mr Fox and Grand Budapest far better.
An aging underwater nature documentarian assembles a team to hunt down the jaguar shark that ate his partner, including a pregnant journalist he has a crush on and a pilot who may or may not be his illegitimate son. It's "Moby Dick" by way of Jacques Cousteau, an epic comedy with a great cast, pirates, and deliberately artificial animated tropical fish; it's also the driest underwater comedy you'll ever see.
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Quotes
|Bill Ubell:||We fucking stole it, man.|
|Steve Zissou:||Wolodarsky, go get the keys to that fishing boat, and throw them in the water. No, wait. They might have another set. Just blow it up.|
|Steve Zissou:||I wonder if it remembers me.|
|Steve Zissou:||This is an adventure.|