(2004)

Critic Reviews

48

Metascore

Based on 36 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
ReelViews
Represents solid family entertainment, and will find a special place in the hearts of those who adore the "Godfather" movies and the TV series "The Sopranos."
60
The Hollywood Reporter
Comes off as an overly jokey but often quite entertaining spoof that should please families everywhere.
60
Newsweek
Full of invention, but under the colorful icing is a slightly stale cake.
60
Variety
With the combination of mobster characters and heavily R&B, hip-hop and disco/soul tune orientation of the soundtrack, pic has a more streetwise feel than most animated fare, which is not to say that it has street smarts.
58
Entertainment Weekly
The noisiest laughs in this watery animated comedy are reserved for those who value self-referential winks above all else.
50
The film has a hectic, sitcom air and a full-of-himself hero who is as likely to grate as to ingratiate.
50
Rolling Stone
It's stale, like something you wrap in yesterday's newspaper.
40
Village Voice
Shark Tale's shallow plot and leagues of padding put it fully in the shadow of last year's animated underwater offering, the nifty, heartfelt "Finding Nemo."
40
The A.V. Club
Every single joke, character detail, music montage, and pop-culture reference looks extensively market-tested, whether via screenings, focus groups, or other box-office successes.
40
L.A. Weekly
Falls prey to the lazy assumption that a parade of whiz-bang CGI will cover for the absence of a muscular story.

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