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  • 90
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Confrontational, raw and always compelling, Little Fish is a film of rare power and conviction. show more

  • 88
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    The film's title refers both to tiny, fish-shaped vials of liquid heroin and the small fry flitting around the edges of the urban drug scene. show more

  • 75
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Little Fish is a small film about one family and drugs, but it succeeds in standing for a larger social catastrophe. show more

  • 25
    New York Post

    Why was this pointless movie made? Because quality actors like Blanchett and Weaving like to play drug addicts. They can't stop themselves. They need help. show more

  • 60
    Patrick Peters Empire

    Strong performances and meticulous direction make this consistently disconcerting, but the subplot distracts from the moving human drama. show more

  • 91
    Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly

    The actors are terrific, especially Weaving, who plays bottoming out as a tragedy spiked with gallows humor, and Blanchett, who digs deep into the booby-trapped nature of recovery. The revelation, however, is Rowan Woods, a major filmmaker in the making. show more

  • 80
    Village Voice

    While Little Fish takes a turn for the generic in its final act, solid acting, an atmospheric soundtrack, and flare-filled cinematography more beautiful than an Apple screensaver are enough to keep the film afloat. show more

  • 80
    Stephen Holden The New York Times

    As in all her screen performances, Ms. Blanchett immerses herself completely in her character, a damaged, high-strung woman determined to live the straight life while surrounded by temptation. show more

  • 80

    Blessed with stellar performances, especially by lead Cate Blanchett as an ex-junkie looking for a fresh break, this sophomore feature by Australian director Rowan Woods marks a strong return after his powerful debut, "The Boys" (1998). show more

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