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The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Reviews

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December 27, 2007
Even Bill Murray, leading a now-typical set of odd Andersonian characters, can't keep this one afloat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 24, 2007
Wes Anderson creates a highly stylized and peculiar world, which either works for you or it doesn't. It works for me beautifully...
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 3, 2006
full review in Greek
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
June 28, 2006
A film I'll be able to return in years hence and have lovely waves of happiness wash over me.
Full Review | Original Score: 80/100
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June 24, 2006
The director magically conjures emotional dividends in the film's invigorating last moments, which wordlessly celebrate an underrated and truly Andersonian virtue: solidarity.
April 1, 2006
The garish, exotic, retro styling is Anderson at his visual best. In terms of character and sensibility, though, this is sadly Anderson at his worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 13, 2005
Anderson and Baumbach have crafted a world like no other, asking viewers to just sit back and accept all of the weird, deadpan whimsy and esoteric lyricism surrounding them.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 26, 2005
Even when caught in a rut, Anderson's obsessive vision still yields many exhilarating surprises.
August 31, 2005
magnificent display of talents not weaved into coherent story
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
August 14, 2005
Has a quiet comical edginess that reflects the poignancy of the situation and the characters.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 21, 2005
This take on undersea adventure movies, though studded with amusing bits, feels smug and self-satisfied, as if the quirkiness no longer is merely a by-product of the way Anderson views the world.
May 25, 2005
Expect the absurd, the bizarre, the sweet, and the occasionally surreal, and you'll probably have a darn good time with The Life Aquatic.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
May 24, 2005
Successfully, the film employs a sense of discovery that is befitting; you're eager to see what Zissou sees beneath the ocean's surface. You just may not feel what he does.
May 20, 2005
There's nothing wrong with Wes Anderson's The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou that a digital insertion of Gene Hackman wouldn't solve.
May 13, 2005
There's precious little humanity on display and Steve Zissou is nowhere near as compelling a character as his similarly downbeat Bob Harris in Lost In Translation.
May 10, 2005
Suggests that Wes Anderson may have become too immersed in his own meticulous and idiosyncratic world to quite realize that he's left ours far behind.
May 4, 2005
Funny, gorgeous, and touching in spurts.
April 23, 2005
There is a distinct sense that Anderson is trying to re-invent himself with this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
April 21, 2005
Kudos for tone and flavor, but if you take the meat of something we aren't inclined to eat, all the best seasonings in the world won't save it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 13, 2005
The film's storyline plays out as a comic riff on Moby-Dick, which is hilarious if you're on Anderson's wavelength but will probably bore to tears those who aren't.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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