Shark Tale (2004) - Rotten Tomatoes

Shark Tale (2004)



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

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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 showered with fame and fortune. It's all going along swimmingly, until it starts to become clear that Oscar's tale about being the defender of the Reef is all wet. Oscar is finding out that being a hero comes at a Market Price when his lie threatens to make him the Catch of the Day. Now he has to tread water until he can get the scales to tip back in his favor again.

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Peter Falk
as Don Feinberg
Katie Couric
as Katie Current
David Soren
as Shrimp/Worm
David P. Smith
as Crazy Joe
Kamali Minter
as Shortie #2
Emily Lyon Segan
as Shortie #3
Lenny Venito
as Great White #1
Saverio Guerra
as Pontrelli
Shelley Morrison
as Mrs. Sanchez
Mark Swift
as Announcer
James Madio
as Hammerhead
Frank Vincent
as Great White #3
Joseph Siravo
as Great White #5
Steve Alterman
as Tip Fish #2
Phil LaMarr
as Prawn Shop Owner
Jenifer Lewis
as Motown Turtle
Latifa Ouaou
as Whale Wash Co-Worker
James Ryan
as Starfish #2
David Yanover
as Taxi Fish
Seana Kofoed
as Shorty 3
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Critic Reviews for Shark Tale

All Critics (183) | Top Critics (39)

Not up to "Shrek" level, but a feast for the eyes, DreamWorks' computer-animated underwater adventure is crammed to the gills with pop-culture in-jokes, movie quotations and a stellar vocal cast.

July 6, 2010 | Full Review…
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Shark Tale is no disaster, but despite the efforts of three directors, two screenwriters and phalanxes of technicians, it seems to be treading water.

December 6, 2005 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Essentially, the anchor doesn't go deep enough and Shark Tale is left to flounder.

October 19, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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

October 4, 2004

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

October 1, 2004 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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

October 1, 2004 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shark Tale

dont you just love it when they make a gangster movie for childeren

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer


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.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

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This isn't that great sadly. I watched this only because of Will Smith. Not terrible though. Watchable.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

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