Finding Nemo

2003 • 100 minutes
4.5
96 reviews
99%
Tomatometer
G
Rating
Eligible
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Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly captured from Australia's Great Barrier Reef and taken to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to Marlin (Albert Brooks), his worrisome father, and Dory (Ellen DeGeneres), a friendly but forgetful regal blue tang fish, to make the epic journey to bring Nemo home. Their adventure brings them face-to-face with vegetarian sharks, surfer dude turtles, hypnotic jellyfish, hungry seagulls and more. Marlin discovers a bravery he never knew, but will he be able to find his son?
Rating
G
4.5
96 reviews
Kyle Vansteelandt
October 12, 2021
The first ting that came to mind about this beautifully immersive animated adventure is that there are some inaccuracies about Marine biology; 1: Barracudas don't eat fish eggs, they prefer live prey. 2: Nigel the Pelican was supposed to be an Australian Pelican instead of a Brown Pelican, because brown Pelicans don't live in Australia. 3: Green sea turtles live up to eighty years, not one-hundred-and-fifty (by the way,150 is not still young, because that would be twice the normal lifespan). I am an animal lover and animal expert, so I know a lot about all creatures great and small. But, the animal inaccuracies have been compensated by it's human themes that are strongly executed, and it's dynamic entertainment value that makes "Finding Nemo" an enchanting diversion. Most of this movie is first-rate. The realistic themes of this movie is trust, friendship, independence, parenthood (particularly fatherhood), and the dangers of the outside-world. The emotional value was handled very well and it nicely delivers with it's peaceful tone, the deep dialogue, and the slow pacing. There is more than just the emotional value that makes this film so technically special; The camera movements are highly-well utilized, as if the filmmakers make the screenplay so realistic and lifelike. Also, every time when the characters take a glance at something new, there is one calm long shot that grabbed my attention. There are some smartly staged surprises too to script as well. Another aspect that is considered to be the great supporting asset for the mood and culture of the movie is the dynamic score by Thomas Newman delivering different emotions that are dramatic and affecting. The comedy here is comedy-gold because it's innovative, witty, and sharp. Most of the hilarious comedy comes from the voice-acting that is directed expertly. The timing supports the comedy as well, and even the animation. When it comes to animation, it is a gorgeous movie to look at with vivid details, bright colors, fantastic fluidity, and has the power to immerse you in for an underwater adventure of a lifetime with a large amount of obstacles in the way that come in all shapes and sizes. The voice cast ensemble contains an all-star cast that is pitch-perfect for every single character. Both Albert Brooks as Marlin the father clownfish and Ellen DeGeneres as Dory the regal blue tang are consistently hilarious and dramatically compelling. Stephen Root is hysterically funny as Bubbles the yellow tang. Andrew Stanton (the director of the movie himself) voice Crush the green sea turtle is amusing with his good-natured, easygoing California accent. And Barry Humphries is impressive as Bruce the mighty great white shark that is a male. To conclude: "Finding Nemo" contains some inaccuracies about marine biology at times, but as a whole, Andrew Stanton pulled it off so well with his intelligent script (alongside his expert direction) to create a visually gorgeous, frequently hilarious, and touching family film. Parents, if your kids want to watch "Finding Nemo," you have to know the accuracies and inaccuracies about marine life and teach your kids about the ocean.
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Aiden Hernandez
August 21, 2021
Finding Nemo is a good Pixar movie, The underwater design is beautiful, ESPECIALLY for 2003, And the character designs are AWESOME! I appreciate what animated fish would look like. Thank you Shark Tale!🙂😀😘🙂
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zubair big craft channel
October 6, 2021
This is my child hood movie I absolutely loved it whenever I see nemo it makes me go to my childhood 5/5
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