• Shark Tale (2004)

Shark Tale

Release Date: October 1st, 2004

DVD Release Date: February 8th, 2005

PG |1 hr 30 min

Plot Summary

Underachiever Oscar (Will Smith) is a pint-sized fish with grand aspirations. When mob-connected great white shark Frankie (Michael Imperioli) is accidentally killed, Oscar concocts a story with Frankie's peace-loving brother Lenny (Jack Black) that it was he who murdered the shark. Suddenly hailed "Sharkslayer" by his aquatic brethren, Oscar has bigger fish to fry when Frankie's father, mob boss Don Lino (Robert De Niro), dispatches his henchmen to track down his son's killer.

Cast: Will Smith, Robert De Niro, Renée Zellweger, Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Martin Scorsese, Peter Falk, Michael Imperioli

Director: Bibo Bergeron , Vicky Jenson , Rob Letterman

Genres: Comedy , Adventure , Animated , Children

Production Co: DreamWorks SKG, Pacific Data Images (PDI)

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: 2000s, Underdog, Father, Brother, Creative, Son, Love, Transformation, Cheeky, Deception, Friendship, Amusing, Playful

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Comes off as an overly jokey but often quite entertaining spoof that should please families everywhere. show more

  • 40
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The story leaves you snoozing with the fishes.

  • 50
    Carrie RickeyPhiladelphia Inquirer

    Where Finding Nemo suggested that under-the-waves adventure was limitless, Shark Tale suggests that this sea is over-fished. The krill is gone. show more

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Nominated Animated Feature Film