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Year
2004
Runtime
119 min.
Director
Wes Anderson
Genres
Action, Drama, Romance, Adventure, Comedy
Rating *
7.3
Votes *
112,072
Checks
24,173
Favs
2,250
Dislikes
267
Favs/checks
9.3% (1:11)
Favs/dislikes
8:1
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  1. audiopile's avatar

    audiopile

    one of the few movies i could watch again and again. 9 years 4 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou creates a strange world based on Jacques Cousteau's documentary programs, but which also shares DNA with vintage cartoons like Sealab 2020, and thus its spoof incarnation 2021 and things like the Venture Bros. Bill Murray at last gets the lead, and perhaps that's why this seems to be Anderson's most improvised film. Many call it its weakest, that it meanders etc. That may be, but I also think it's part of the point. Zissou's life meanders, and things go wrong when he tries to take shortcuts. The central metaphor of his quest is somewhat murky, but those underwater metaphors really do fit the situation. He's an Ahab seeking his Moby Dick and a return to glory days, but he'll find his legacy may lie elsewhere, in a possible illegitimate son (Owen Wilson). If it loses focus sometimes, it's so we can explore this crazy world, a world MADE for exploration and beautifully retro-designed. You know what it makes me think of? Norwegian Ninja. And that's a favorite of mine. 5 years 1 month ago
  3. goldencurl's avatar

    goldencurl

    it amazes me how so many people find this film bad 8 years 2 months ago
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  1. This movie ranks #322 in The Criterion Collection
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  2. This movie ranks #499 in TSPDT's 21st Century's Most Acclaimed Films
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