|Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Comedy, Family, Animals, Escape, School / Campus|
Tagline: Grab shell dude!
Plot: FINDING NEMO, directed by Andrew Stanton and Lee Unkrich, follows Marlin (voiced by Albert Brooks), an overprotective clown fish father, as he desperately searches the sea for his missing son, Nemo (Alexander Gould). Marlin's journey leads him beyond the Great Barrier Reef into deeper and darker waters, where he meets Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a forgetful yet optimistic blue tang, and a number of not-so-friendly--and often very hungry--aquatic creatures. Meanwhile, little Nemo finds himself in a dentist's fish tank in Syndey, Australia, along with other underwater captives, including Gill (Willem Dafoe), the group's scarred Moorish idol leader. As Nemo works with his new friends on a plan to escape their tank, Marlin and Dory swim closer, but they'll need more than just fins to get into the dentist's office.
This fifth computer-animated outing by Pixar continues the company's remarkable winning streak that began with TOY STORY. Like other Pixar films, FINDING NEMO features a story with heart--this time, a father-and-son tale--and thoroughly charming leads--in this case, Marlin, Nemo, and Dory. And, of course, there's an army of fascinating supporting characters, including Bruce (Barry Humphries), a great white shark on a no-fish diet; Crush (director/screenwriter Stanton), a
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The humor bubbling through ''Finding Nemo'' is so fresh, sure of itself and devoid of the cutesy, saccharine condescension that drips through so many family comedies that you have to wonder what it is about the Pixar technology that inspires the creatorsto be so endlessly inventive.
--Stephen Holden (The New York Times)
Visually, the film is just as jaw-dropping as its predecessors (if not more so). From a narrative standpoint, it's not quite as ambitious as some of the earlier movies, but it has enough juice to keep things moving for 100 minutes. And, as always, the voice casting is perfect.
--James Berardinelli (ReelViews)
There is a story, though, one of those Pixar inventions that involves kids on the action level while adults are amused because of the satire and human (or fishy) comedy.
--Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)
A fantastic family film, full of heart and comedy A
--Craig Younkin (Lee's Movie Info)
Another fun, witty, delightful Disney/Pixar collaboration that will delight children and adults B+
--Todd Heustess (Lee's Movie Info)
They've done it again with "Finding Nemo," a movie that plunges us into the colorful depths with the same sense of humor and wonder.
--Ron Weiskind (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)
The Pixar animation wizards make it five for five with their newest film, "Finding Nemo."
--Dante A. Ciampaglia (MovieWeb)
Hilarious, exciting and endlessly inventive, Finding Nemo is an awesome aquatic animation which will exhaust the adjective store of even the most hyperbolic film hack (ahem). One word just about does the job: genius.
--Nev Pierce (BBC Films)
Its the brilliant animation and witty script that lift this film from retread material to sublime entertainment for kids and equally their parents. 86/100
--Brian Webster (Apollo Guide)
"Finding Nemo" is an enchanting animated feature set "under da sea" and bubbling over with humor and adventure.
--Jami Bernard (New York Daily News)
But in the end, despite some great animation, a decent story, some witty repartee, chemistry between the two leads and a palpable resolution, I can't say that this movie was as exciting, original or captivating as many of its predecessors and would recommend it more to the toddlers (or the toddler in all of us), rather than us full-blown "adults". 6/10
Fin-tastic - hilarious, moving and beautiful to look at, this is another instant classic from the makers of Toy Story, Monsters Inc etc.
--Matthew Turner (ViewLondon)
|...a dazzling, computer-animated fish tale with a funny, touching script and wonderful voice performances that make it an unqualified treat for all ages. |
--Lou Lumenick (New York Post)
As usual in the Pixar formula, the plot is chock-full of narrow escapes and last-second heroics. But more than anything, it looks as if the filmmakers are having fun.
--C.W. Nevius (San Francisco Chronicle)
A fun family film which shows that even a nobody can become a somebody - but with a story that is all too familiar from other Pixar ventures. 6/10
--Anton Bitel (Movie Gazette)
In typical Disney fashion, this animated tale is meant to delight both adults and kids and comes with some life lessons wrapped in an entertaining story.
--Paul Clinton (CNN Showbiz)