Eagle vs Shark
Eagle vs Shark (2007)

"Eagle vs. Shark" is a wry comedy that chronicles the quirky romance of two awkward misfits, Lily a shy fast-food restaurant cashier, and her crush, Jarrod, an electronic store clerk. On the day Lily gets fired from her job at… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Comedy
Release Date: August 17, 2007
DVD Release Date: January 8, 2008
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Critic Score: 54% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Though there are frequent moments of wit and mordant humor, Eagle vs Shark needs more to distinguish itself from other precious, Napoleon Dynamite-ish comedies.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

Daft, sweet, awkward and amusingly rude.

Tom Long
Detroit News

Yes, the nerdy loser thing has been done to death, but writer-director Taika Cohen brings surprising depth to this film...Napoleon Dynamite dreams of being this movie.

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Heather Huntington

As likeable as the movie was, I just didn't find it as funny as I thought I would.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The movie's idea of funny is giving the two lovers identical moles bordering their upper lips.

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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press

So the only real argument I can make for Eagle vs. Shark, a stupid-absurdist comedy from New Zealand, is that I laughed a lot, often despite myself, and that while I might not be able to wholly justify it, I can mount a questionable defense.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

The strength of Eagle vs Shark lies in its unconventional story with unconventional leads.

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Connie Ogle
Miami Herald

Eagle vs. Shark feels like a low-budget, foreign cousin to Napolean Dynamite, less polished and sly. But it's definitely in the same family, lulling us into friendly acceptance with its persuasively silly rhythm and deceptively big heart.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

I think this film was already made, and it was called Napoleon Dynamite.

David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews

As stylistically and thematically quirky as one might've anticipated...

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
xGary Xx
A terminally shy burger joint cashier thinks she has found her perfect boyfriend in socially inept videogame store clerk Jarrod, who is desperately trying to… More
Eric S
Brilliant film showcasing the comedic talent of Jermaine Clement in a tale of two socially awkward misfits looking for love in strange ways with the help of… More
Randy Tippy
Funny and very, very sweet! Sort of a <i>Romeo & Juliet</i> for nerds (like me!)
Bruce Bruce
Like all the other reviews oon this one, its a copy cat movie of Napoleon Dynamite. To tell the truth I didn't enjoy it. But I guess there are a few out… More
Red Lats
I suppose love is blind. I don't see what Lily sees in Jarrod - to me, he is crazy whereas Lily is just awkward. But the movie is engaging. I find I was… More
Luke Baldock
Eagle vs. Shark is fun and sweet with loads to like. At the same time though all these things can be enjoyed from other films. Like so many of recent years the… More