The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D Reviews

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November 25, 2005
Rodriguez es un niño grande que trabaja como cineasta, pero niño al fin y al cabo. Esa es la verdadera tercera dimensión del filme, la de su corazón infantil
| Original Score: 3/4

Bullz-Eye.com
July 5, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Luke Y. Thompson
New Times
June 27, 2005
As Sharkboy, a young oceanographer raised by talking sharks, Lautner is a rare standout -- a child actor with a dark side.
Mark Pfeiffer
Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
June 22, 2005
The juvenile inspiration gives the film its creative spark, making it the coolest home movie project imaginable for a father and son.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 15, 2005
While the movie is far from perfect, overall it's a worthy attempt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times
June 10, 2005
A rare window into a child's uninhibited imagination and protean playfulness, tricked out with tongue-in-cheek 3-D effects as seen through one blue lens and one red one.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
June 10, 2005
You can't get this kind of full-on sensory-jolt anywhere else, not legally anyway.
| Original Score: 3/4
Bob Strauss
Los Angeles Daily News
June 10, 2005
Rodriguez World is a unique cinematic space that only truly inspired children, and child-men, could bring to life.
| Original Score: 3/4
John Venable
Supercala.com
June 10, 2005
Barely fresh...and then only for 10 year olds and younger.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
June 10, 2005
Not only is it empowering to kids just learning to trust their own ideas, but, like Spy Kids, it reminds kids that fighting is not always the answer.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Erik Childress
eFilmCritic.com
June 10, 2005
Rodriguez would be advised to take a step back from the chintzy, plastic red-and-blue eyewear since what's on the screen is already more than enough.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

E! Online
June 10, 2005
Okay, it's simplistic Saturday-morning-cartoon stuff, but it's so cool looking that the younger set will be taken in.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Emily Blunt
Blunt Review
June 9, 2005
The Adventures of SB & LG, are a family funtime extravaganza!...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Carina Chocano
Los Angeles Times
June 9, 2005
Bizarre and (if you can endure the glasses) visually interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sean Axmaker
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
June 9, 2005
There is such a joy of play in the film that it's easy to overlook the overdone performances and the lazy script shortcuts.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Joe Leydon
Variety
June 9, 2005
Strikes a nice balance of gee-whiz fantasy and tongue-in-cheek humor.
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
June 9, 2005
It's an imaginative movie, likably performed by kids who seem awkwardly real and featuring swell messages about friendship and unselfishness.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
June 9, 2005
Visually, the film is impressive. Rodriguez has an incredible imagination and the computer skills to bring it to vivid life.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly
June 9, 2005
[A] slight but immensely enjoyable charmer.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
June 9, 2005
Every time you stop to catch your breath, the movie's round, electric eyes stare up at you and push you to keep going. After all, the sun's up and bedtime is an eternity away.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Time Out
November 17, 2011
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February 9, 2006
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AV Club
September 26, 2005

Sydney Morning Herald
September 24, 2005
David Edwards
Daily Mirror (UK)
August 26, 2005

BBC.com
August 3, 2005
Don R. Lewis
Soundwaves Cinema
July 21, 2005
Annlee Ellingson
Boxoffice Magazine
July 5, 2005
Todd R. Ramlow
PopMatters
July 5, 2005
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
July 5, 2005
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June 12, 2005

Boston Phoenix
June 11, 2005
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