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Shark Tale Reviews

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Mark Steyn
The Spectator
July 29, 2015
Making a kids' movie that's also funny for grown-ups is a very fine line, and Shark Tale has fallen way over the wrong side of it.
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
September 30, 2004
The whole experience just makes you feel dirty, patronized and exhausted.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 1, 2004
Never comes together into a convincing enterprise
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
October 1, 2004
For all its swirling colors, funky tunes and impressive voice talent Shark Tale makes for lukewarm entertainment.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
September 30, 2004
Dreary, damp and derivative.
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
October 5, 2004
With all the talent involved, Shark Tale should have been so much better than this.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
October 4, 2004
A surprising dearth of action means kids may tire of this comparatively talky and character-driven film.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
September 29, 2004
No fish flop, but neither does it make a discernable flash.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
David Foucher
EDGE Boston
September 29, 2004
Evokes "The Sopranos" under water, its lack of innovation akin to a boulder tied around its feet: "Shark Take" sinks to the bottom and quietly drowns.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
James Rocchi
September 30, 2004
Lame undersea kid-flick mob comedy is rotten from head to tail, despite all the talent involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
September 30, 2004
The best animated films feel timeless and original, but Shark Tale is stapled together from dozens of hip-hop and movie references.
| Original Score: 1/4
Todd Gilchrist
IGN Movies
September 30, 2004
Shark Tale feels like a modest step backwards [for CGI films], a regression not visually but conceptually.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Chris Barsanti
Elites TV
September 30, 2004
... has a few clever ideas and some impressive artwork but relies mostly on weary, recycled humor: it'll likely be a big hit.
Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
September 30, 2004
Not even the eye candy animation is all that great. The film has a flat look that matches it comedic tone.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
September 26, 2004
A star-studded spectacle that confuses shallow of-the-moment jokes for human emotion.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
October 30, 2006
Quite simply the most middle of the road CG movie I think you'll ever see.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Eric D. Snider
October 5, 2004
There are laughs, yes, but nothing so witty you'll remember it later, and nothing so touching you'll get a lump in your throat.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Victoria Alexander
Movie Reviews in Croatian
October 3, 2004
Let's be blunt: It's a place to dump the kids off for 89 minutes.
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Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)
July 29, 2015
There are a couple of laughs, but for me, it's a film that's mainly just going through the motions.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
September 30, 2004
Psst! DreamWorks! Your Nemo envy is showing!
Full Review | Original Score: D
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