Little Fish
Little Fish (2006)

A former drug-addict in her early thirties attempts to put her shady past to rest while paving the way for a brighter future in director Rowan Woods' tale of love, trust, and redemption in modern-day Australia. Tracy Heart (Cate… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: April 11, 2006
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Critic Score
89%
Flixster
User Score
57%



Critic Score: 89% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Geoff Andrew
Time Out

It's a sober, sensitive film ... about degrees of dependency, grief, guilt, recrimination and recuperation.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

Cate Blanchett sinks into the role of a recovering drug addict in a thorny, compelling drama from Australia.

Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Fish finally puts its pieces together, unravelling the story strands in a dramatically resonant third act where the film finally lifts itself out of the doldrums.

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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger

A small film with a big cast, Little Fish is notable for its performances.

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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly

The actors are terrific, especially Weaving, who plays bottoming out as a tragedy spiked with gallows humor, and Blanchett, who digs deep into the booby-trapped nature of recovery. The revelation, however, is Rowan Woods, a major filmmaker in the making.

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Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile

A superb cast, mostly playing roles against type, make Little Fish a captivating and emotionally involving film, delivered with the flourish of a filmmaker who knows his craft and what to do with it to reach his audience.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

If you say you'd watch Cate Blanchett in anything, here's your chance to prove it.

Leo Goldsmith
Village Voice

While Little Fish takes a turn for the generic in its final act, solid acting, an atmospheric soundtrack, and flare-filled cinematography more beautiful than an Apple screensaver are enough to keep the film afloat.

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Anton Bitel
musicOMH.com

Little Fish will leave you full of admiration for its undeniable craft, but perhaps also not entirely sure what its point is.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Lady D'arbanville
A very gritty Australian film, with of plenty of natural performers. Slow moving at times, but a story that was kind of unavoidable, in your face and was told… More
Gordon A
Great performances raise this Australian tale of the struggle to move on and what to keep from your past, above the norm.
Drew Smith
I recognize Little Fish's failures, but for some reason I found it utterly heartbreaking.
Walter M.
[font=Century Gothic]"Little Fish" is an Australian film about a recovering drug addict, Tracy(Cate Blanchett), who has been the manager of a video… More
Luke Baldock
An all-star Australian cast work this wonderfully scripted drama to its full extent. What starts of as a complex drama soon turns into that of a crime drama. It… More
Cameron Johnson
This will surely be a lively film, what with its being an adaptation of Michael John LaChiusa's 2003 musical of the same name... right? Yeah, that was a… More

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