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Fish Tank

Not Rated In Theaters 01/15/2010 , 124min.
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Critic score based on 15 reviews

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February 05, 2010
"Fish" IS WELL Worth the time. It's a poignant study of adolescence; a tale of a sgle Mom and her 2 daughters (the younger reminded me of Jodie Foster as a child). Looking for security, seeking acceptance and love. Drinking, swearing, living w/ the hangovers of life. Not able to get out of their rat hole, not possible to alter the course of their poverty. They strained @ the seams,
February 04, 2010

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A.O. Scott
The New York Times
The contradictions of adolescence have rarely been conveyed with such authenticity and force. Full Review
Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
In many ways Fish Tank joins "An Education" and "Precious" as an acute, empathic portrait of a girl growing up, but more than those films Arnold leaves viewers with a feeling of unsettled ambiguity. Full Review
Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
The 17-year-old so completely captures the innocence, cynicism and rage of a child of poverty and divorce on the edge of adulthood that it feels as if you are spying on Mia, so achingly real, so tangible does her world seem here. Full Review
Claudia Puig
USA Today
A brilliantly acted and achingly bleak coming-of-age story. Full Review
Dana Stevens
Fish Tank manages to be about exploitation without being exploitative. For my money--and without opening up the "Precious" debate again--it's by far the better movie. Full Review

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