The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou Synopsis
Oceanographer's adventures and relationship with estranged son.
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Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The director of "Rushmore" and "The Royal Tenenbaums" scores his most funny-sad movie to date.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
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...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
Wonderfully weird and wistful adventure-comedy about a fish-out-of-water oceanographer.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Wilson drops the ironic smirk to give a sincerely affecting performance. His scenes with Murray provide the ballast when the script veers...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's almost a great movie. For half of its running time, Anderson maintains a distinct and arresting tone of vague absurdity, and then he...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
As someone who has warmed up to Anderson's work only gradually, I'd call this a step back for him, but I also can't help but wonder: Will...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The film's meta-fey title alone is an example of why some people adore Anderson and why he drives others absolutely crazy.
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
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...
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50

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Nothing but attitude.
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New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
If there's anything more tiresome in film today than hip irony, it is forced irony, and here comes a boatload with Wes Anderson's The Life...
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The Life Aquatic

By CarriD
I have tried twice to watch this and can't seem to make it through... This is one of the stupidest, most incoherent movies that I have ever "tried" to watch!...

suck

By Nicholas Veith
wtf...

My alltime favorite movie.

By Ryan Danger
This is the best Drama/Comedy ever in my opinion....

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By Precision40
funny original quirky cinematic goofy...

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Rated R | For language, some drug use, violence and partial nudity
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 16 & under Another quirkfest from Wes Anderson; not for kids.
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