By James Berardinelli
Represents solid family entertainment, and will find a special place in the hearts of those who adore the "Godfather" movies and the TV series "The Sopranos."
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
By avoiding the usual animation cliches, by keeping the story moving, the pictures pretty and the characters consistently amusing, director and co- writer Rob Letterman cobbles together an entertaining 90 minutes.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
Not wildly imaginative, and it has a tepid mix of movie references. But the physical environment and characters make it irresistible.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Story is everything and Shark's is rather thin and soupy, despite the winning improvisational skills of stars Will Smith and Jack Black.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Comes off as an overly jokey but often quite entertaining spoof that should please families everywhere.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The noisiest laughs in this watery animated comedy are reserved for those who value self-referential winks above all else.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Where Finding Nemo suggested that under-the-waves adventure was limitless, Shark Tale suggests that this sea is over-fished. The krill is gone.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's stale, like something you wrap in yesterday's newspaper.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The story leaves you snoozing with the fishes.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Where "Nemo" was clever, soulful, and marvelous to look at, "Tale" is manic and surprisingly ugly, with a script that leans on the shallowest aspects of hip-hop street cred while pimping for corporate product placement at every turn.
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48 out of 100
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