Finding Nemo (2003)

Finding Nemo (2003)

2003 G 100 Minutes

Family | Animation

Nemo, an adventurous young clownfish, is unexpectedly taken from his Great Barrier Reef home to a dentist's office aquarium. It's up to his worrisome father Marlin and a friendly but forgetful fish...

Overall Rating

8 / 10
Verdict: Good

User Review

  • WHAT I LIKED: 'Finding Nemo' is one of those films that just represents very simple, very effective story-telling that works extremely well. The adventure is easy but highly engaging because the father-son relationship is well developed, the meaningful arcs with humorous over-tones to make the whole experience really fun but gripping at the same time, and a layer of visual and audible splendour fill you with confidence in the fact that Pixar really know what they're doing.
    WHAT I DIDN'T LIKE: There's no getting away from it, it's hardly the most layered film of all time (and the single setting drives this point home a little too much occasionally).
    VERDICT: 'Finding Nemo' is back-to-basics storytelling that works because it's executed so well. I mean, who doesn't hold a place in their heart for this classic?