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Furutan1 - What the heck was that? A movie?
I have no idea how this guaranteed bomb was ever made. It is pointless. How did anyone pitch this thing? Hey Bill – why doncha head back to Walker Brothers and snort some syrup? Whatever comes out of your nose after that, it would certainly be better than this. This film can be best described by a two-word statement by Murray at 1:28:30.
Guto - Opus
There is a lot going on in this movie. The average viewer will probably be annoyed or confused. It’s brilliant and that’s what matters to me and Wes Anderson. If you don’t like it then it wasn’t for you. Bye!
arthurwperry - Brilliant Premise
I grew up watching The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau (USWOJC)and this is why I love this film. It is an homage to JYC not a parody. I suggest you watch an episode of USWOJC first and then this film. You’ll enjoy it much more.
Nick#123 - Unbelievably terrible
I can’t believe these actors and actresses stuck through the filming of this abomination. This is almost as bad as The Lobster. I’m not going to waste any more words on it.
butthole111 - Good
It is a good movie but there are a lot of better Wes Anderson movies
Piiiiopp - Amazing
Klaus: Saint Paul said to the Corinthians...
aubergine20 - it’s good
Not bad. Bill Murray is amazing as always. Loved the cast. Cate Blanchet is playing the same role - i.e Katherine Hepburn - as she played in The Aviator.
SgtStorm - Wonderful - Movie Candy
If you don't like this film there is something seriously wrong with you ...
CDC210 - My Favorite Film of All Time
Ryan______ - Masterpiece.
Greatest movie ever.
Otisjenkins - Just watch it.
Compelling story with a light-hearted tone. Consistent laughs and sincere moments make this a great film. It provokes the viewer to laugh or contemplate life; or both.
chungston - Best movie evaaar
wœlf - Quality is fine on iPhone 5
The film is awesome :) definitely worth watching for those who have SARCASTIC humor. Wes Anderson films may not be for everyone, but it also depends on what film you watch from this director. I prefer this film over Moonrise Kingdom as of now. The laid-back acting really keeps things interesting. I especially love the German character.
chrispyone - Worst Movie I Ever Paid to See
I’m not sure why this film has such high ratings, but this was by far the most disappointing “comedy” I’ve ever paid to see. When it was promoted before its release, there was one humorous moment that drew me in; as it turned out, this was the only one in the film. Don’t buy this unless you like to waste money.
iShirohige - Absolutely brilliant.
First off, this movie is really not for everyone. I thought it was utterly brilliant and easily rank it as one of my favorite movies. Again, this is not for everyone. If you like dark comedy movies then you should give this film a go.
airic - Too good!
This film is utter genius.
surfs1man - Before watching shore to look up Jacques Cousteau
Some of my early memories was reading and looking at pictures about Jacques Cousteau when i was a kid. He was one of the last real adventures. Funny thing he actually wore blue with a red hat. HE had a love of the sea.In the movie the acting ,writing,directing and everything was fabulous . My only complaint is that it was rated R. THis could have been a good movie to get kids to use their imagination and want to explore.
EMB 7477 - Team Zissou !!!
Somebody please fire these critics. This movie is an instant classic.
E_Roa - Awesome!
First, screw the critics. Second, to say this is anything but awesome just goes to show the lack of taste, good taste, most people have...Thank you and good night. Get this film.
loving this music - Rotten Tomatoes is way off the mark..
Life Aquatic is probably the best movie I've ever seen, for many reasons. And it looks like other viewers agree. Maybe Rotten Tomatoes critics are too high up on their thrones to enjoy something so quirky and original like Life Aquatic..
Parrotthead394 - Movie rocks, quality is horrible
This is one of my favorite Wes Anderson Movies. Unfortunately the quality of the transfer is very bad. This is not up to the regular iTunes standard.
samann08 - Poor viewing quality
Extremely disappointed with the video quality!
freedomgrenade - Blurry
Very blurry and low-def. I would like a refund.
c_lauer - HORRIBLE TRANSFER - DO NOT DOWNLOAD
I love this movie but this digital version looks horrible, even for SD. It's embarrassing that anyone would allow this to be released with such horrible compression. Wish I could get my money back and go buy it on disc.
jotohomomoto - Quirrkey
Love Wes Anderson and if you so too then this movie is for you!!
Skinner deeznuts - A must see!
A truly interesting film. One of my favorite movies. The character choice and development are great!
Irategamerhater - Awesome
If you don't like this movie, f**k you. That is all.
Big Daddy Neal - The Life Aquatic
It's pretty good. Not in my top ten... but entertaining.
AdammadA010 - one of my favorites
im just asking you to watch this once, after you do i know you will want to watch it more than 5 times. I rented it and i watched it, didnt mean much of me, then i saw it again the next day and i understood it and it made me feel so soft inside. So im asking you to just watch this once. I promice you this movie will blow your mind. TEAM ZISSOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!
JJ Ramone33 - Bill murray never stops amazing
When i watched this movie i literally laughed and cryed but the vid quallity is poor but dont let that stop you this movie will touch your heart and no matter how many times you watch it it always will.
yphsilon - The encoding is terrible
The movie is great but the encoding is awful. The image is blurry and it ends up being really annoying.
The movie itself is great. The quality of the viewing is awful. First time I have a problem with an iTunes movie. I am really disappointed.
Elgabacho - Great Movie Poor Video Quality
Probably the best Wes Anderson movie made. Great story. The bad thing is this. I rented the movie and the video quality was very poor. It was blurry, kind of like watching TV on an old 70's TV set.
brown2179 - Video Quality was horrible
yeah great movie but like others have said ridiculously bad video quality. Wes Anderson rocks!
JoeKickass69 - Awesome
I love everything about this movie, but whats the song towards the end?
eaglehawk193 - Amazing!
My second favorite Wes Anderson film. Very funny and brilliant. An overall masterpiece
Marley32 - The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
HA!! Awesome movie I saw this in the theater when it came out and thought it was only so-so, luckily I gave it another shot and LOVED IT!! I watched it twice in a row!! I would definetly buy this movie, lots of subtle humor and references to other movies.
Quadiliacha - Expensive Much?
While I love everything by Wes Anderson, I must question why a movie that came out in 2005 is still $15, the cost of a new movie. I'm tempted to buy it, but am hesitant when it costs 150% the price of comparable films.
ada zhao - more wes anderson,plz
bill murray is hilarious. why only 2 movies of wes anderson? plz put on more.
P.S: this one is quite blurry. Quality is important!!!!
BLEAHCH - Wes Anderson!
This was a great movie. Perhaps not his best film but it's still good. It has Bill Murray being GREAT and several other great actors.
Smudgyboar - Great.
His movies get better and better the more you watch them. There is no best Wes Anderson movie.
TG man - one of the best movies i have ever seen
it was so great
pon17 - Another most ingenious spectacle of a film.
Of course made with all of director wes andersons subtle wit and dark humour it seems to be combined in a near neverlandish sense of imagination. Much more so than his other films,such as the royal tenenbaums(which was still quite a magical movie.)
Yet it does start off quite fast, you shall soon just fall into full favor of this movie once you begin to truly understand.
RetroRichie - Awesome flick if you love dark humor
My wife and I saw this movie during the first few weeks we were dating. We were the only two people in the theater laughing, and we were CRYING. The moral of the story is: if you are goofy, you will love this flick--it is full of dark humor and all of the cleverness that makes Wes Anderson films both bizarre and hilarious. If you lack the capacity to enjoy anything other than a Michael Bay film, however, you won't like it.
Maniac347 - amazing movie
this was the first movie i saw by wes anderson and the first time i thought it was extremely funny. then i watched it again and it was even funnier because i started picking up on things i haven't even thought of before. It just gets funnier everytime i watch it
ridesdeepsnow - The Royal Tenenbaums underwater, rent if you are a fan of the cast
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is yet another clone of Wes Anderson's familar films. Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, and The Darjeeling Limited are too much similar in too many ways becoming annoying. I have heard too many people quote one movie and think it was from another. Surprise Bill Murray is the Starring role in another Anderson flick. Wes Anderson get too comfortable with casting and keeps them in his pocket to use like pocket change. When you keep casting the Wilson brothers, Bill Murray, Jason Schwartzman, and Anjelica Huston you are going to have a certain level of success due to the starring cast alone. Personally I think Wes Anderson is a shallow director who has found a safe niche of popular modern films. Absolutley no creative juices running through his veins what-so-ever. But hey keep on pumping out those clones and making the money.
Tippee - great movie
I watched this movie when I was 14 with my friends. They fell asleep but I kept watching. I dont know what it is but theres something about this movie that keeps me watching it over and over and over. If you havent seen this movie and you have money than u gotta buy it. This movie is sumthin else.
Nicknock Nick - One of the rare movies I have wanted to watch several times.
I saw this movie in the theater and then bought a DVD. Watched that at least 3 times. That is a record for me. (I own only 4-5 movies). Its such a great movie, I recommended it to my sister and gave her my copy. Now I am thinking I need to get an iTunes copy - so it would be impossible to give it away. Ha!
Camplo - Not Good! Rushmore is much better!
This is not a good movie, so don't waste your time. Very boring and weird. Rushmore is Wes Anderson's best movie and I can't believe it is not available for rent or buy. Click Yes if you agree it should be on i-tunes.
LinetteRios - The bestest movie ever
Pirates, Kidnapping, Love, a three legged dog, what's not to like about this movie? Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo arranged the score, I think this is a perfect movie.
wickednix - Great Movie, Terrible Quality
This movie is fantastic. Great cast and great story. Sadly, the video quality is terrible. Please re-encode a higher quality copy...I felt like I had rented a VHS copy during the 80's...
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Maniacnewf - Masterpiece
One of my favourite movies. It’s genius.
greatestape - The Greatest Film Of All Time!
If you don't like this movie you should be prison shanked.
Mr.vic-190 - Truly a piece of art! Thanks Anderson!!
Such a different movie, you have to watch this once in your life!
moondog001 - The negative critics are so wrong here!
Critics!! Are you kidding me? This is a great movie ... pure Bill Murray , great stars, the story is nuts, but that is why it is so good. I was laughing at the absurdity of it the whole time, it is so off the wall. I want to buy this movie and watch it over and over. Some of my favourite actors are in this movie and they don't let me down. Give it a chance, I feel you will enjoy it.
Ride Team Red - Best Movie Ever
The Life Aquatic is a great movie. The "critics" are wrong. This movie is perfect.
MikeeSmyk - Team Zissou!
All time favourite! Love Wes Anderson, and I feel this is his finest!
Sillykitty76 - Wonderfully odd
To be honest, when my friend put this movie on, I was bent on deciding it was going to be stupid but as I got into the story, I realized I could have missed out on one of the most entertaining films I have seen in a long time. It's beautifully absurd and has such a great story to it. Definitely give it a chance. You'll enjoy it!
P3FOYFN - Fantastic Movie
This is my second favourite movie after The Fifth Element. I love the humour and style of settings.
streak17 - perhaps the greatest movie of all time
worth the price
steve Zissou n1 fan !! - the life aquatic
The best movie ever !! Bill Murray and the other actors are fabulous ! All the songs are great as the boat as the action as the picture... Have to see this !! maybe not at this price !
D Fuss - Good luck Steve-sy
;) meow - Amusing, but it wears thin
Amusing, if you feel like you are in on the gag.
But deliberately and delicately shooting a D grade movie with fully committed A grade actors still leaves you with... a D grade film.
Amusing, but it wears thin over two hours.
Not a film I would watch again.
sophileigh - Fantastic Movie!
The is definitely a bit of an oddball movie (but what else would you expect of a Wes Anderson film), but it has great humor, wonderful characters and a fantastic plot. The quality of the movie was fine, so I guess they fixed it. A wonderful movie that I enjoyed thoroughly!
Benedict101 - Quality fixed. Great film. Great soundtrack.
Don't be put off by the comments about the film's resolution or the resolution of the trailer. i just rented it and i think iTunes must have fixed it. The quality is fine. The film is another gem from Wes Anderson. Definitely worth watching if you like odd-ball, sophisticated humour and don't expect commercial-oriented material.
JMCQ1 - Absolutely dreadful resolution
DO NOT PURCHASE THIS! the resolution is sooo poor you might as well smear vaseline on the screen.
chrisrussell001 - Terrible quality
agree with tba888, this movie is awesome but the video quality of this is really fuzzy.
Reenybean - AWFUL MOVIE!!!!!!
If u like a good chuckle - Don't watch this!!!
tba888 - Awful awful quality
This is a great movie, but the quality of this download is woeful. Visuals are very soft/fuzzy. I've never had an issue with other itunes movie, but very disappionted with this one.
headinthesand2018 - Where's my movie gone?
I purchased this movie and it is no longer in my library. I check the store and I am being asked if I want to rent it for £3.49? There is no option to play at all. I want my movie back!!!!
Dior&gucciforever - Loved it
The film was great, the humour is so random and the cast were amazing,
it won’t be to everyone’s taste though, as it can be quite random with the humour, great music too
Bill Murray is fantastic I love that man!!
Desmondo the Coco - Quality control
After notifying Itunes of the quality issues a year ago, they still have not bothered fixing the issue. Dissapointing.
mole1962 - Great film
The film, the actors everything about this film works.
ukleonidas300 - A tad overpriced itunes!!
movie is brilliant. an understanding of Wes Anderson flicks would heed them well but not absolutely necessary. would like apple to lower the price as £11.99 is excessive. Thanks
Flashheart59 - Wes Anderson at his best
Waited ages to watch this as other reviews mention poor sound quality. Took a chance and what a great movie, no quality issues and now a firm favourite. If you ‘get’ Wes Anderson’s films you’ll love this.
Emma St. Lakenpalmer - Don't shoot him, he's an unpaid intern!
Steve "Stevesy" Zizou appears to be a thoroughly nasty piece of work. He is in fact, one of the most soulful protagonists since Gatsby. In this surrealist masterwork, part homage to the work of Jacques Coustea, part metaphysical exploration of man's relationship with the sea, and part slapstick comedy, we follow an oddball band of losers and outsiders in an exploration for some shark or something. The plot is not the point here. Profundity combines with sadness combines with slapstick. What's not to like?
Javmaw - Audio video quality
I'm weighing up purchasing this but given earlier reviews am experiencing mild anxiety induced by previous negative reviews of the AV quality... Has anyone purchased this recently and have iTunes sorted it out?
Simark21 - Very bad quality!!!
We purchased this film a few days ago and were utterly disappointed at the quality of the movie iTunes put up for sale and rent. This is such a fantastic film and yet its quality is one of the worst we've come across. I wish I had read the reviews prior to purchasing it. We could not even watch a minute of the film.
If you are thinking of renting or buying this DO NOT until iTunes replace it with a high quality version. It is without doubt dubbed from VHS. As such, both the sound and the picture quality are extremely poor. If you are watching this film for the first time in such bad quality you will never appreciate how great this movie is and what you are missing.
All the above said, I wrote to iTunes immediately after turning the film off and they have been most professional about it. They have refunded me the 6.99 GBP I spent and have submitted it for investigation, saying they take the quality of items offered on the iTunes store seriously. Fingers crossed they remove this version soon and replace it with a good quality one.
0 stars for the poor quality of this movie. 5 stars for the actual movie.
--Dr-D-- - Poor Quality
Have to agree with other reviews - fantastic film, terrible quality (you would think you were watching it on VHS - yes, really). Come on iTunes, sort it out!
crabstik - POOR QUALITY
DO NOT RENT OR BUY THIS MOVIE Further to the review by nickdunn submitted 9 months ago, I also rented this film, but the extremely poor video and audio quality made it unwatchable. I should have payed attention to nick's review so to others..BE WARNED.
Surely after 9 months this is a quality control problem itunes should have picked up on.
The single star is for poor quality rather than a review of the movie.
Mayor of Waitingtown - Stunning film
Very stylised and sophisticated. If you love mainstream blockbusters this is not the film for you. Visually arresting. You'll either begin a life long love affair with Wes Anderson or be nonplussed.
dolphym - terrible quality
do not buy or rent this movie.
nickdunn - Exceptionally poor audio/video quality
I rented this movie tonight and downloaded the 1.3GB file. The video quality was extremely poor, and audio sounded flat and muffled. Horizontal striping on the picture suggested that this movie has even been transcoded from a VHS recording! I suggest iTunes double check the quality of this recording before more customers mistakenly pay £2.49 in downloading something unwatchable. Poor show.
annefran - Always makes me cry...
Such a fabulous film. The line "Get this man a red hat and a pair of speedos" will live with me as long as I do...
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FUZZYWAZYWASABEAR - AWESOME MOVIE DONT BUY
It is by far the greatest movie ever!!! However apon viewing on your computer it becomes extremley fuzzy when using full screen mode. Which is amazing as I can not burn it to a disk.
Uram Lee - I love Wes Anderson and I love Steve Zissou
Willem Defoe is hilarious. I wish I was in this movie.
Gizzy38 - Wonderful addition to Wes Anderson's set of masterpieces
Wes Anderson is currently the youngest, greatest comedic filmmaker. This film contains much of his ambitious cinematography and hilarious gags. With Bill Murray and Owen Wilson, Wes Anderson's films are guaranteed genuine classics.
Fred F. Burger - What About My Dynamite?
I have watched this movie at least 20 times. Wes Anderson gets it.
If you don't get his movies, you never will. Thank God not everyone
understands his humor. "Oh Ya, I get it, it's just not funny" BS, no you don't.
musical plans - underrated! and terrifically acted!
a total pleasure to watch these interesting, quirky characters in an interesting, quirky world much like our own, but not quite. the acting is top notch from all - Murray, Owen, Angelica, and the fantastic character work by Cate Blanchett, Willem Dafoe and Jeff Goldblum. what could be better than watching great actors work together with great subtlety. i love the singularity of wes anderson's vision and approach. his movies are always surprising and therein lies the delight.
dog of war - nice:D:D
Wes Anderson is a geinious in creating funny characters in sarcastic situations
this movie and the teninboms and darjeling are helarious:D
Kasey1422 - The Best Movie By The Best Director!
Wes Anderson started his career with Bottle Rocket written by Owen Wilson and himself, he then made Rushmore (which needs to be on iTunes) that put him on the map, next we saw his artistic touch on film with the Royal Tenenbaums, now we have The Life Aquatic, a mezmorizing, beautifully acted, and smart comedy which was co-written by noah baumbach (Kicking And Screaming/The Squid And The Whale/Margot At The Wedding) and features big names with smart roles. Anderson stays true to his writing by giving every character and flaw and something to love about them at the same time. He is definately a one of a kind artist and is the best the i will see in my lifetime.
no more songs - one of the best movies of all time
Chris2631 - Great movie
My favorite part is when Steve is like "Oh no we forgot Cody!" .Then he turn to the others and they all shake their heads. Makes me laugh every time
pto5 - Showcase of Brilliant Whimsy
What a great movie. The best part about this is the acting/characterization. It's absolutely genius. Wes Anderson has been criticized for cramming too many idiosyncratically unique characters in one place in an pretentious attempt to be comical, but that attack does not stand up when this film is viewed as it is meant to be: as a lighthearted drama, not a knee-slapping laugh-fest.
Jur31 - The Most Underrated Film Of Our Time
I loved this movie from the moment I saw the previews. This movie became my all time favorite in a heart beat. I enjoyed every second of it. The humor in the movie is different from others. It is very unexpected and very out there. You really have to pay attention to get the most out of it. The cast is incredible and deliver a very belivable act. They bring the fictional characters into the real world with such beauty you can imagine the charaters being real people. The imagination that went into creating this movie is just pure awesome. This is a must see for those who enjoy comedies and those who want to claim to have seen the greatest movie ever.
bobobob1230 - I can not rate this movie highly enough
This is the best movie I have ever seen. I was literally brought to tears by the beauty of this movie. This is life. Don't rent, buy, because once you pay 3.99 to rent and you realize it just became a eternal part of you then you will have wasted that money when you buy it...
Errockk - It's A Gem.
This is my favorite movie of all time. Ignore the critics, the film is beautiful, the acting is superb, and the writing is comical. Nothing will ever knock this movie off my #1 spot.
400 barz - My Favorite Wes Anderson Film
Originally I saw this over a year ago, I honestly thought it was one of the most original comedies I've seen. It's important that people don't get Wes Anderson & Paul Thomas Anderson mixed up both are extremely different filmmakers (personally I think P. T. Anderson is one of the greatest filmmakers of all time.) But this is a great movie, well done but highly misunderstood.
patcina - patcina from pasedena
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou - This has got to be one of the most stupid movies that I have ever seen. Was it supposed to be funny? The animation was very colorful, but that was it. I cant' believe anyone would waste their time, effort and money making a movie this dumb.
NicoleK18 - DUUUMB!
This movie was so frickin dumb because it just was. It was lame, lame, LAME! While my father and I were watching it, we both loathed it, we hated it so much that we turned it off while it was still on. IT WAS SOOOO STUUUPID!!!!! LAME! LAME! LAME! ZERO ZERO ZERO STARS! This is Bill Murray, Owen Wilson and everyone who is in this, stupidest movie ever that they have ever done. DUUUUUUMMMMMBBBBBB!!!!!!
dukeslinker - AMAZING
I HIGHLY recommend this movie. I was blown away entirely by the artistic aspect, acting, direction, storyline..it was not your average, predictable, boring movie in any way shape or form. 100% original and unique-unlike anything you have seen before. Painfully funny, poignant, thought provoking, sad, and whimsical. $2.99 very well spent.
Nicholas376 - The best
best motion picture ever.
stereotypicalasian - That'll do wes, that'll do
In my opinion, The life aquatic with steve zissou is Wes Anderson's second best movie. It's subtly funny, filmed very nicely & interestingly, has another one of Wes's (how do you pluralize that?) impressive ensemble casts that i love so much, & isn't overdone, on the actors' part. The quirky soundtrack to it was also quite enjoyable, & contributed greatly to the "aquaticity" of the movie, as i like to call it. If you like Wes, buy it. If you just don't like his style, this probably isn't for you. Bill Murray does a really convincingly good job of playing a butthole, too. Most of the time you just want to slap him. In the end, however, everything balances out. I especially enjoyed Jeff Goldblum & Willem Dafoe in this film; mainly for the humor they brought to it.
lrenhrda - Genius
This film is among my favorites for a variety of reasons, not least of which is the artful use of stop-motion effects and the cutaway set of the Belafonte, which create a world that is both extremely fake, but also extremely human. Also, Mark Mothersbaugh's contributions to the soundtrack, as well as Seu Jorge's, are delightfully appropriate.
Thistlethump - Love It or Hate It
There's no middle ground with this kind of humor. You either love it or you hate it, simple as that. If you're the type for subtle, awkward, and ironic humor then there's a good chance you'll love this. I did.
The Alfonso - almost perfect
Life Aquatic is all around great, but definitely not for everyone. its definitely in my top 10 or even top 5 favorite movies. the only thing it fails at is being easy to appreciate. i had to watch it a few times before i understood all of it, but when i did, i was very happy with it. i just wish it was the type of thing more people could enjoy.
schaferc23 - Great film
Anderson is a genius, and if you are into his style of filmmaking, you will love this film.
kingsley (ned) zissou - its like vhs
i love this movie, one of my favorites... however there is a major flaw, itunes. this is like watching it on vhs. no dolby digital, washed out colors (colors are extremely important in this movie), and fuzzy backgrounds. i watched it through appletv on a toshiba cinema series 120hz tv, so it wasn't my equipment. I am very dissappointed in apple. i will never purchase another movie through itunes, spend $5 more and get it on DVD... much better than paying $15 for vhs quality...
5 stars to the movie
1/2 to apple, only because it DLC doesn't take up shelf space...
Nuclear Pancakes! - Short Review...
Depressing, semi-funny, lot of style, interesting premise, failure on delivery. All of these critiques fit perfectly within the realm of this film. This film goes from funny to depressing, depressing to dramatic, dramatic to funny, funny to suspenseful. This movie has all of its tones confused, and is lost on the highway of emotion. What are we suppose to be feeling, Anderson? Trust me, this is not a film you watch on a rainy day. No, this is a film you watch on a bright and shinny Sunday afternoon, with nothing on TV, and nothing to do. That way, if you've had better things happen to you that day, you won't be depressed when you see this film. Take a Xanex after viewing this, or a Zoloft.
iSam? - 5 stars all the way
one of the funniest and most genius movies ever made. the movie's comedy is completely dry but perfect in every way, especially if that is your kind of movie. if you have any intrest in seeing one of the most geniously written movies of all time, buy this right now.
wasaraha8 - A message to overreacters...
The Life Aquatic is a movie that you will either love or hate (personally I love it), it was designed to appeal to a specific crowd and not the masses. However, saying that it is the worst movie ever is over the top. How could anything be worse than 50 cent's movie for example. All I'm trying to say is that you can hate this movie but don't call it the worst movie ever.
ilh8 - subtle comedy
this movie is absolutely hilarious unless your too stupid to look past simple punch-lines. What makes this movie so funny is not one-line jokes but solid acting by the lead characters and a culmination of subtle jokes that fill each scene
electricbird13 - Sophisticated, Silly fun, deeply touching
Get past the silly fun (but enjoy it) and realize that the movie is all about misfits and how they come together and accept each other - and in the end themselves. Beautiful to look at, off-beat and sweet, but not sentimental. It's about how life is both fresh and beautiful and terribly disappointing. It's about getting past the disappointment and disillusionment and returning to what is beautiful in our own imperfect lives and in those that we love.
Palomides - You'll either love or hate this movie. I loved it.
This movie has it all. It’s well acted and directed, and has an actual story in which the characters grow and at the end of the movie aren’t the same people they were at the start. I’ll admit although I think this is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen and laugh every time I watch it over again, not everyone will find it funny. I have a lot of friends who just don’t get it. My advice is to relax when you watch it, sure it has a little magic realism and is a little farcical but that’s part of Wes Anderson’s genius. I actually liked this one better than his three earlier films.
Bama23 - Such an original piece of entertainment
This film is one of the most entertaining products of any American director and film crew I've ever seen. The stop-motion sea life and mock-oceanographic documentary feel is amazingly entertaining and emotional. Bill Murray is at his best, along with brilliant perfromances from Owen Wilson and Cate Blanchett. The soundtrack is awesome with spectacular songs from Seu Jorge, who covers David Bowie songs in Portuguese. The comedy is so great because it is not the random, slap-stick, lame-o material we see in newer films. Please take the time to view this film and be enlightened.
wow that was terrible - terrible
quite possibly the worst movie in history
if it was possible to give it 0 stars i would
The_Gube_Is_Awesome - Intern # 1
Bill Murray was very funny and good in this movie. However, it seemed as though the film couldn't have a serious moment. Whenever something serious would happen, some funny line or action would occur, which can be part of this movie's magic. WARNING: The f-word is said quite a few times so if that bothers you, you may want to consider gettnig an editted version from a different place.
Fans of the CBS TV show "Criminal Minds" willl enjoy this tidbit of information. Matthew Gray Gubler (Dr. Spencer Reid), otherwise known as "The Gube", is in this movie. He interned in film school under Wes Anderson. Anderson gave the Gube the chance to be in the film. He is Niko, one of the interns. The only intern with a speaking part, I believe. He has an afro in this movie!!
Anyway, overall, the movie is pretty funny with a good outlook on life. I recommend renting it and then considering if you want to buy it or not. I'm going to buy it.
JoeVasko - the movie takes a unique sence of humor
theis movie is very well done and it is a one of a kind... but i can see a lot of people not enjoyin it
taibug - "He vas eaten?" "No! Chewed!"
This is my favorite of Wes Anderson's movies. I love the cut in half boat, the red hats, the rhinestone bluefin, Angelica's wild turquoise jewelry, and how Bill Ubell is always called "the bond company stooge". Among other things. So great.
llllllllllll - Wes is the man
this has got to be one of my favorite movies i thought it was so unbelievably funny and don't really understand why so many people hate it
99souls - The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou
One of the greatest films ever made... absolutely brilliant...!
J Webb - Steve, they said you've got crazy eye!
Absolutely brilliant film masterfully written by Wes Anderson. Perhaps over some folks heads, but brilliant none the less.
Rojacasm - You Have To Understand Wes Anderson
The character's in Wes Anderson's film have been described as quirks following characters, and this is a very good description. His characterization skill is his greatest talent, each of his characters having unique and distinct qualities, his humor is very dry and rarely enters the realms of physical comedy. Not only is it dry, but also very artsy and intelligent, which a lot of people aren't comprehensive of. I don't recomend buying this film unless you have enjoyed other Anderson movies, because this movie is very consistently Anderson-esque, much more so than a lot of his movies. If anything rent it first, or start with something lighter like The Royal Tenenbaums, which in my opinion is better.
DharmaLogos - Original.
I love this movie because it is something different. It is thoughtful with an adult sensibility. Simultaneously funny and sad, sensible and far out.
How about no - NAH
they had a funny premis but totally messed it up i meen this thing wasnt even close to funny that directer is on something i swear
anniep22 - wow
the title says it all. this is by far one of the best movies you can get on itunes. funny, querky, with enough reality so its no fairy tale and no documentary (ironic) it is bordering right on the edge and i promise you will love every minute of it.
CamTheMan93 - GO TEAM ZISSOU!
well this movie is really cool. but lots of people don't like it.why. they don't know the background of it. it's sort of a tribute to Jacques Cousteau the original red cap wearing explorer of the deep. but anyway back to the movie. one of the members of team zissou plays David Bowie songs in acoustic but translated into potuguese witch is very cool the lightning strike rescue op is the best scene. GREAT PLOT AND AN AWESOME ENDING!
ChrisGiant - Just when i thought Ishtar was the worst movie ever made...
Not much i can say about this movie, except that it tanked, and tanked hard. Good actors in a poor script. It should have been entitled, Ishtar 2, the search for dialog thats funny.
Ah giggity giggity - Smart, witty, unconventional
First original comedy in a long time. Laugh out loud funny 'til the very end.
westwinggirl - Uhhhhh
I REALLY don't like this movie! Cate Blanchett is the only good thing about it. In terms of her work iTunes please get Elizabeth!!!
This movie is dreadful.
If you liked this or The Royal Tennenbaums I reccomend:
A brain transplant.
Big Baller - Wes Anderson–Gotta Love Him
The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou is a magnificient film, and Wes Anderson is a visionary director. His awkward acting and filming is hilarious-really something to marvel at. This movie is not only spectacularly made, but its hilarious. Bill Murray's character is much like the one he played in Rushmore, and he is really in his element. The Soundtrack is also great. My only problem with the film is that Owen Wilson's acting is a little weak at times, especially at the beginning, but he eventually grows into his character. I hope you enjoy this movie as much as I did. It's quirky, but worth buying and watching over and over again.
thesexfarmer - this movie rocks so hard it hurts
all i have to say is o yeah,becouse its just that good.
Mr. Ambulance Driver - Best Movie Ever seen, and yes I have seen Wes's other works
This is the best, most engrossing, thought provoking, and touching movie I have ever seen. And Its freakin funny. This movie is not for everyone. Its not even for some fans of Anderson's other works apparently. But Its for me so I don't really care. If you think it looks interesting, and you wanna see, do it.
The Omnipotent - Amazing
This is one of the greatest movie's ever, and it's not that unbelievable with such a star-studded cast. There are so many great lines from this movie, but one of my favorite has to be this:
Bill Murray: "Intern, what are you still doing here?"
Intern: "I want to help you cath that jaguar shark."
Bill Murray: "God damnit it intern, you get an A!"