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: February 24, 2006
DVD Release Date: April 11, 2006
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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.

Keeva Stratton
Rescu (Australia)

It's an incredible performance [from Cate Blanchett].

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Lisa Rose
Newark Star-Ledger

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

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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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.

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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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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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 Anderson
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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