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Shark Tale Reviews

October 4, 2004
It is not in the same level of Finding Nemo but I still think it is worth seeing.
October 1, 2004
Story is everything and Shark's is rather thin and soupy, despite the winning improvisational skills of stars Will Smith and Jack Black.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
October 1, 2004
An uneasy cross between rival studio Pixar's Finding Nemo and DreamWorks' own Shrek franchise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
October 1, 2004
Cluttered, claustrophobic and self-referential.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 1, 2004
An entertaining 90 minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 1, 2004
Inside this dazzling animation is a dim plot that imagines Goodfellas living in the land of Jaws and being serviced by the dudes at the Car Wash.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 1, 2004
A briny, buoyant offer that you can't refuse.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
October 1, 2004
An uneasy mix of warmed-over Mafioso jokes and watery fish backgrounds.
October 1, 2004
Despite the all-star cast, Shark Tale is a shipwreck.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 1, 2004
The first must-see family movie of the fall.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
October 1, 2004
Shrilly pandering to edgy, jive-talking, hip-hopping bents of the moment, [Shark Tale] churns up a sea of offensive ethnic stereotypes, unfunny situations, unsympathetic characters and lousy plotting.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
October 1, 2004
A fast-paced, star-studded, joke-stuffed piece of fast-food studio product.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 1, 2004
Funny, dazzling, fast and frisky, Shark Tale is a sparkling addition to the modern animation canon.
Read More | Original Score: B+
October 1, 2004
It's all good fun, even when the inevitable animated-movie life lessons and homilies begin floating in.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
October 1, 2004
With its mobbed-up sharks and hip-hop habitats, the animated feature Shark Tale might qualify as the first 'fishploitation' film in movie history.
Read More | Original Score: C+
October 1, 2004
For all its swirling colors, funky tunes and impressive voice talent Shark Tale makes for lukewarm entertainment.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
October 1, 2004
It's Finding Nemo gutted of all its charm and remixed for urban hit radio.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
October 1, 2004
Never comes together into a convincing enterprise
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2004
Shark Tale feels borrowed, sampled and dittoed from the collective funniness of the past 10 years in studio-made animation.
September 30, 2004
Swimming in the lucrative wake of Finding Nemo, DreamWorks's foray into computer-generated underwater animation is a rambunctious, reasonably amusing pop confection.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
September 30, 2004
This one has the slickness of the Shrek movies, but there's not a whole lot beneath the surface.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
September 30, 2004
For a kids movie, Shark Tale seems pretty old.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
September 30, 2004
Whatever we found with Nemo and his determined dad seems to have been lost or forgotten in this fishy tale.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2004
This star-laden animated fable feeds off Finding Nemo and Shrek, but it's stale, like something you wrap in yesterday's newspaper.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2004
Adults will see Shark Tale on a different level than their offspring, but both will enjoy it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
September 30, 2004
All we know is that if you decide to see Shark Tale, go to a mall where there are other movies playing. Leave the kids. Take the cannolis.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
September 30, 2004
The shallowness of the story and the washed-out characters leave Shark Tale swimming upstream.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
September 30, 2004
What Shark Tale lacks in originality it makes up for with sassy humor, bright, effective animation and terrific vocal work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2004
Dreary, damp and derivative.
September 30, 2004
The characters are underdeveloped even for 2-D players. And the moral -- that being loved and unfamous is more important than being a big shot -- is so fatuous as to be condescending.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
September 30, 2004
A delightful, delicious and fresh pop culture comedy.
September 30, 2004
A sprightly, funny DreamWorks feature.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 30, 2004
Despite its well-crafted look and its urban verve, the picture falters in its second half. The storyline just isn't there.
Read More | Original Score: C-
September 28, 2004
The filmmakers don't have enough faith in the world they've created.
September 13, 2004
Comes off as an overly jokey but often quite entertaining spoof that should please families everywhere.
September 13, 2004
Overfamiliarity extends to the story, jokes and music, most of which reference popular entertainment of about 30 years ago.