• The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou (2004) Rating & Reviews

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  • Wonderfully weird and wistful adventure-comedy about a fish-out-of-water oceanographer. show more

  • There's a lot to appreciate here, especially Mr. Murray's variations on the sad but hopeful soul he played in "Rushmore" (and in "Lost In Translation"). Yet meanings get lost in a clutter of cleverness.

  • Like the old and creaky Belafonte, the film itself seems forever on the brink of drifting away. But it's the kind of drifting that's nothing but enjoyable. In fact, it's beyond enjoyable - heading into waters full of whimsy, mystery and odd, psychedelic fish. show more

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