Shark Tale
Shark Tale (2004)

Oscar is a fast-talking little fish that dreams big. But his big dreams land him in hot water when a great white lie turns him into an unlikely hero. At first, his fellow fish swallow Oscar's story hook, line and sinker and he is… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: October 1, 2004
DVD Release Date: February 8, 2005
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Critic Score: 35% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Derivative and full of pop culture in-jokes.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It is not in the same level of Finding Nemo but I still think it is worth seeing.

Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

Cluttered, claustrophobic and self-referential.

Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Diabolically bad.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Story is everything and Shark's is rather thin and soupy, despite the winning improvisational skills of stars Will Smith and Jack Black.

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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

An entertaining 90 minutes.

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Mark Steyn
The Spectator

Making a kids' movie that's also funny for grown-ups is a very fine line, and Shark Tale has fallen way over the wrong side of it.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

An uneasy cross between rival studio Pixar's Finding Nemo and DreamWorks' own Shrek franchise.

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer

Inside this dazzling animation is a dim plot that imagines Goodfellas living in the land of Jaws and being serviced by the dudes at the Car Wash.

Margaret Pomeranz
At the Movies (Australia)

There are a couple of laughs, but for me, it's a film that's mainly just going through the motions.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Michael Edwards
dont you just love it when they make a gangster movie for childeren
Bethany Murphy
A classic! A must see!
Directors Cat
Even with an all star cast, and good enthusiasm that brings the characters to life, the pop culture references and predictable plot are to big a distraction.
Jim Careter
This movie will be fun for kids, but will all the gangster references and confusing moments, they will not get the big picture, and some adults will not either.
Dead Angel
This isn't that great sadly. I watched this only because of Will Smith. Not terrible though. Watchable.
Richard C