Eagle vs. Shark Synopsis
Socially awkward misfits look for love by taking revenge on school bullies and playing video games.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Never before have I been so emotionally involved with an apple core, or seen salvation in a flip-flop. Taika Waititi, you had me at...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
With an often very funny story line that eventually touches on parental disappointment and suicide, it's clear that, his debt to Hess and...
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The film is punctuated by a literal knock down, drag out affair that has all the perverse curiosity of watching a "late career" Mike Tyson...
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USA Today

Unlike so many big-studio films that pass off models in horn-rimmed glasses as nerds, this little New Zealand gem embraces the inner geek...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A Kiwi nerd love story and loopy portrait of Down Under underachievers, Eagle vs. Shark offers a deadpan take on family, friendship,...
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This debut feature, occasionally arch but consistently affecting, shares the deadpan esthetic of "Napoleon Dynamite" and "Ghost World."
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Watching Eagle vs Shark is like sitting next to a terminally awkward first date at a restaurant. You cringe and feel protective toward the...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
This is the kind of movie in which Jarrod's nemesis turns out to be paraplegic, while his dad lives in a wheelchair despite the fact that...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
It's a tale that reduces angst, not to mention love, to a generational tic.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By James Greenberg
More dumb than funny.
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By ItsBuisnessTime
I saw this film at the Newport Film Festival this past April and LOVED it! I'm so excited it's coming out! It's a must see!...

Good vs. Even Better!

By Duberto
You may not have realised that we needed such a thing - but you'd have been wrong: this Kiwi "Napoleon Dynamite" is simply grand! Loren Horsley is too likeable for words and Jemaine Clement has big...

Worst movie ever

By Richierich-co
It is the worst movie in the world only due to the fact that is wasn't playing any where I could see it....

Hilarious & Beautiful

By ericasu
This fillm is visually stunning and will keep you thinking, not to mention laughing. If you don't like being made uncomfortable by onscreen awkwardness, this might not be for you... but personally,...

Good and Original

By sellout01
This is good and original. It is not a Napolean Dynamite knockoff. It is better than Little Miss Sunshine....

Not bad...

By DerHammerhai
The movie was entertaining and had me laughing my @$$ off during some of the scenes. If you're a fan of Flight of the Conchords expecting some tunes, I would recommend seeing their show on HBO...

it's like Napoleon Dynamite but with talent

By Keyser72
A droll, funny, silly film that captures the awkward parts of falling in love as well as any romantic comedy I've ever seen. Horsley is incredible....

this movie looks amazing

By movie_buff13
ii love sundance films i'm sure this movie will be great!!...

Hard to Like - Hard Not to Like

By blacknblu11
Very unique, original, and creative film. Well made. Funny. Loren Horsley is absolutely adorable! This is a new side of Jemaine Clement. I would suggest seeing it....

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Rated R | For language, some sexuality, and brief animated violence
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 16+ Geek-love rom-com from New Zealand has bite.
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