The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl in 3D Synopsis
Three children (Taylor Lautner, Taylor Dooley, Cayden Boyd) try to save a distant planet.
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New York Post

You can't get this kind of full-on sensory-jolt anywhere else, not legally anyway. "Sharkboy" will be equally beloved in elementary schools...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
An often imaginative though less than magical family feature.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
Only part of it is in 3-D, but youngsters should enjoy pulling their special specs on and off at appropriate moments.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A case of a yummy yarn spoiled by cheesy visuals.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Because the real world scenes are in 2-D and the dream and fantasy scenes are in 3-D, we get an idea of what the movie would have looked...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Like choral singing and travel photography, this adventure is more fun for participants than it is for spectators.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
The low-tech film looks like a kid's crude drawing, plays like entry-level Game Boy, and is about as nourishing as a Tootsie Pop.
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USA Today

By Mike Clark
There's sad news to report about The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D: Put on the cardboard glasses, and you can still see the...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Sharkboy relies almost entirely on 3-D for its kicks. The novelty, however, quickly wears thin with the thinnest of stories to project.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
One could forgive a budget this threadbare, performances this amateurish, a plot this tortuous if the 3-D effects passed the cool test....
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Shark Boy and Lava Girl

By Bulldawgz100
This movie sucks, it was so boring and unrealistic....

i hated it

By glxy
it was the worst piece of ---- ever...

Not worth seeing

By rbjohnson
This movie was really cheesy, and it was kind of boring. I also thought it was really stupid. If you have kids that are 11 years of age or older, they probably won't enjoy it....

good movie

By moviestar06
i thought this movie was an ok movie. you would think it would be exactly like spy kids but it actually was a little different. i hope you like it. i am sure your kids will....

Kind of Weird.

By Cool Movie Guy
This movie was totally unrealistic!...

this movie sucked

By movie Fannatic
it was so boring and stupid...

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I love it

By Maseidl
It is coooooooolllll...

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Rated PG | For mild action and some rude humor
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Kids will love the 3-D aspect of this movie.
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