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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Despite the emphasis on Oedipal conflict, the film expresses no desire to enter the grownup world; happiness here is associated with eternal adolescence, following the '70s (and now, apparently, '90s) ideal."
‑ Dave Kehr, New York Daily News
"The quirky-misfits-on-the-road genre is nothing new or revolutionary, but the film possesses a naive charm that is as refreshing as it is rare."
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"Dream With The Fishes is quite a moving but perplexing film."
‑ Margaret Pomeranz, sbs.com.au
"Not a great picture -- not by a long shot -- but the many and various parts of Finn Taylor's quirky black comedy do add up to something rather appealing."
‑ Ken Fox, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"It's well acted, and the dialogue didn't insult me. But at the same time, I felt like I'd seen it all before."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"A throwback to the independent-minded, anything-goes movies that followed in the wake of Easy Rider in the early 1970s."
‑ John Hartl, Seattle Times
"As the film progresses, however, it begins to accumulate all sorts of unnecessary characters and subplots that only serve to weigh it down."
‑ John Petrakis, Chicago Tribune
"Dream With the Fishes is a personal kind of story told with a sensitivity that, while not exactly Oscar-worthy, does manage to touch on feelings most mainstream films don't even admit exist."
‑ Dan Webster, Spokesman-Review (Washington)
"Nothing here is sufficiently wild."
‑ Leah Rozen, People Magazine
"An enthralling whimsical trek."
‑ Brandon Judell, PopcornQ
"Clearly, it wishes to be different, but anyone who fondly recalls the buddy films of the '70s will find it to be more of the same."
‑ Desmond Ryan, Philadelphia Inquirer
"A harangue on how ironic it is that men often attack one another verbally and physically as a way to get close."
‑ Lisa Alspector, Chicago Reader
"Parts of the movie focusing on drugs and wanderlust seem like throwbacks to the '60s, but most of the story is more self-indulgent than sociological."
‑ David Sterritt, Christian Science Monitor
"It isn't nearly as compelling or profound as it's meant to be."
‑ Serena Donadoni, Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
"Grows more human before pulling off its whammy of an ending that makes the whole thing more affecting than you imagined it could be."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
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