Big Fish

 (2004)


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  • Critics Rating 92 critics
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User Reviews

Truth between fairy tales and reality...
Dec 30, 2007
anykindafan - yahoo.com
I really enjoyed this movie. A man is trying to figure out his father before he dies. Why? Because he always thought that stories that he told about his life were not true. But in the end he finds out that... Full review
You gotta be kidding!
Dec 17, 2007
stephk - yahoo.com
I saw this movie at a sneak preview...free tickets..what'rya gonna do? But as I walked out of the theater amid cheers and teary eyes, I felt as if I had been given much more. This movie was Tim Burton at his... Full review
A fair film ...
Oct 29, 2007
geogrieco - yahoo.com
I expected more out of this film, but I guess there is some artistic and entertainment merit to it. The visuals are great. Though it is not nearly a "modern-day Wizard of Oz" as the box claims. I would recommend this... Full review
Run Forest, Run
Oct 12, 2007
duh920 - yahoo.com
This film is definitely a heartwarmer and a good date film. If "Love Actually" is too much of a chick flick, try this as a compromise. Big Fish is reminiscent of "Forest Gump" in that it follows a man in his... Full review
Oscar(n) : Really Big Fish
Oct 12, 2007
boar500 - yahoo.com
Tim Burton has always been the best visionary of our time. Now Burton has outdone himself by putting all of the elements of his visual wizardry together with excellent storytelling. Big Fish is the ONLY film I have seen this year... Full review
Finally a fresh movie
Oct 12, 2007
lilroy0 - yahoo.com
Finally! Big Fish comes through with an original story, great acting and amazing visuals. I can't tell you how sick I am of the over-used hollywood script of the white & minority police partners (I-spy, bad company, blue streak, showtime, national... Full review
An unexpected masterpiece...
Oct 12, 2007
druminca - yahoo.com
I walked in not knowing what to expect. Much to my surprise this story was fascinating and magical. An older father tells a variety of majestic, fascinating tales about his life in order to trigger the imagination of others which help... Full review
crazy cool this movie made me cry.
Oct 12, 2007
felixmia - yahoo.com
this was real life in a story book.i never seen a moive like this . the movie was great it made you think how to treat your dad. it was the best movie of the year... Full review
A Wonderful Little Adventure
Oct 12, 2007
menoftheage - yahoo.com
Who think that this fariy tale was good? I DO. This film was a good movie in every aspect of the word. I've seen tons of fairy tale films before and this one made my list. If I were to compare... Full review
Why see Finding Nemo?
Oct 12, 2007
seriouzblak - yahoo.com
Why see Finding Nemo, when you can see Big Fish? This is the best movie I have ever seen!It is even better than Lord of the Rings: Return of the King! Go see it!... Full review

Critics Reviews

| Jan 25, 2009
The Baltimore Sun
the whimsical "Big Fish....beguiling fantasist Tim Burton takes a painful subject --....great dreamlike tableaus and sequences....The story, based on Daniel Wallace's novel, deliberately mixes fact, fib and filigree.....wonderfully chosen cast leaps.... ... Full Review
| Sep 04, 2008
Urban Cinefile
An uplifting and magical tale, Big Fish entices us on a spectacular journey where hearts and lives connect and collide. The casting is wonderful: Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor charm effortlessly as the older and young Edward, while Jessica Lang and Alison Lohman dazzle as Sandy older & younger. ... Full Review
| Dec 08, 2007
Newsweek
Posted By: Funnygirl @ 01/19/2008 6:07:38 AM I totally agree........this is the best movie I have seen since Zeffarelli'ls Romeo and Juliet...........haunting, disturbing and wonderful. We love Tim Burton's work. We loved this movie. ... Full Review
| Mar 20, 2007
DVD Talk
Nothing about the film is truly silly, there's no adolescent fascination with the grotesque, nor is anything odd simply for the sake of being odd. It's a deft blend of fantasy and reality, with both halves of the story working equally well. ... Full Review
| Mar 10, 2007
DVD Town
Marion Cotillard, who plays his pregnant wife, has good chemistry with both Crudup and Albert Finney, who is astounding as the elder Edward....At the risk of depressing director Tim Burton for the rest of his career, this one is going to be hard to top..... ... Full Review

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