The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005)

Writer and director Robert Rodriguez returns to the family-friendly adventure of his Spy Kids movies with this three-dimensional action opus. Max (Cayden Boyd) is a ten-year-old boy who doesn't get along with his peers and is constantly… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 10, 2005
DVD Release Date: September 20, 2005
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The decision to turn this kiddie fantasy into a 3-D film was a miscalculation.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's terrible 3-D. I think the story is terrible as well.

Ann Hornaday
Washington Post

A movie that fails on nearly every level.

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Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media

Kids will love the 3-D aspect of this movie.

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Melinda Ennis
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A half-baked world no kid would want to visit.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Shark Boy and Lava Girl have about as much appeal as a dogfish and a melting Barbie doll.

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Cole Smithey

Robert Rodriquez continues in the vein of his "Spy Kids" films with another visually frenetic kiddie crowd-pleaser that will leave adult chaperons exiting the cinema nursing headaches.

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

Nothing's scary, and everything's so light it's on the verge of evaporating.

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Tom Keogh
Seattle Times

A rare window into a child's uninhibited imagination and protean playfulness, tricked out with tongue-in-cheek 3-D effects as seen through one blue lens and one red one.

Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

The words Robert Rodriguez would come to regret saying for years to his son: "This would make a cool movie".

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Flixster Audience Score: 31% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Careter
Robert Rodriguez you are so stupid sometimes. The plot of this movie is about a kid with shark powers and a girl with lava powers who try to save a wimpy kid.… More
Bentley Lyles
The 3D effects are gimmicky, the story is kinda lame, and in my opinion, Robert Rodriguez's worst family movie of all time. But a good family movie.
Marc Lewis
You know, it seems like I lose less and less respect for Robert Rodriguez every time he tries to make a children's film. This was horrible in every sense… More
Greg S
A boy with a hyperactive imagination dreams up the superheroes Sharkboy and Lavagirl; when his dream journal is stolen, their home is taken over by tyrants, and… More
Michael Edwards
great kids film with fun effects
Dean McKenna
This is quite like Robert Rodriguez's <i>Spy Kids</i> series with the heroes' actions and special effects and mostly entertaining for the… More