A delightfully quirky most enjoyable film. Not as weird as Tim Burton films can get. In life it's not unusual to see your parents in a different light than how other's see them. It would be nice to think everyone's passing be as pleasant as Eddie's. I think Ewan McGregor had alot of fun making this movie. Jessica Lange has aged beautifully and naturally. I enjoyed it
I didn't enjoy this film, but it is very well made so I gave it 3 stars. This is one of those films that celebrate fatherhood - while demonstrating a really bad relationship between a selfish father and an immature adult son. The mother seemed irrelevant, she had about 30 seconds of dialogue in the whole film and just drifted about looking tragically beautiful. I think that it would have been a great film if it had had a completely different premise and was just about a fantasy world without the boring and irritating "bonding" moments between terrible father and awful son.
A wonderful movie,you need to see the entire movie to appreciate it fully.
Takes a certain amount of 'suspension of disbelief' and then the ride is quite enjoyable.
Beautiful film. Very human.
Hate this movie, but the kids liked it a bit.
I could not work out what this movie was about, it was too meaningful for my taste
I found this quite bizarre and boring! Also it stopped working after 40 minutes which was a blessing really.
I watched first half hour l didnt like it.
What to say about big fish, i guess the first thing to say would be if you havent allready gone out and seen this movie, get it. The second thing i would say is if you have allready seen it, watch it again. Big Fish is one of my favourite movies of all time. To me, it teaches the watchers that imagination doesent always have to be fiction, and that every life has a different story to be told. Ive rated this movie the five stars rating only because that as high as the rating goes.
I like good script and this one just doesn't clinch it for me.
heart-warming, a lovely fantasy world
worth watching. A bit different (in a good way). Enlightening. Good storyline. One for the whole family
Quirky, beautiful, entertaining, funny, touching and beautiful
An interesting, charming and sometimes quirky, fairytale of a movie. Basically about relationships with people and in particular a relationship, between a father and his son, that needs understanding.
A feel good movie that is easy to watch and puts a smile on your face with a good cast and beautifully told.
Big Fish is a rich, imaginative tale which is full of little morals and lessons. We watched it with our two sons, aged 9 and 7, and they were mesmerised. So were we.
Watched the whole movie and then thought what a waste of time. The plot was thin, the acting poor and the whole thing just really didn't jell together. Don't waste your time watching this one.
As a Tim Burton film it's okay. Couldn't say this one thrilled me.
I actually got this movie home for my eldest child who I thought would enjoy it. Since I put it on for her, I thought I would sit and watch it with her and I am glad I did for this is a marvellous movie. Whoever put the trailer together should have been shot for it does not give the movie any justice.
This is a feel good family movie about a man who tells stories of his life with artistic licence yet which parts are made up and which parts actually happened?
Made by Tim Burton who made movies including Beetlejuice, Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas, this is yet another Burton movie filled with an excellent imagination to be admired.
Great tall tales, very poignant at times - quite quirky but also a very touching story of a man's relationship with his son.
I saw this movie when it came out in 2003, loved it and needed to see it again. I had to hire it when I saw that Bigpond Movies had it. Big Fish has a lovely storyline to it, quite different from other films out there. Like most people who have watched this film, Ewan McGregor was a favourite. It took me a while to warm to Billy Crudup's character, because it was sad that he didn't believe his father's stories. In the end he came through for me. This is one film that I will definately consider hiring again.
Again Slow Quiet n boring..Fell sleep watching this one too
A mixture of real life and fantasy. A beautiful love story, beautifully told.
This is very cute. Ewan McGregor is a delight as usual. We considered stopping watching at the start, but perservered and where glad we did. A heartwarming story about a son understanding his father, but without the cloying oversentiment.
Go into this movie with an open mind. Is a little strange but a lovely ending.
what a gorgeous, tender, funny and unusual story. It's like a dream that you don't want to wake from......
The film has true magic but sadly it drags a little in the first half. It is however worth the wait cause the ending is fabulous. And the overall 'look' of the film is superb - wonderful colour a little Willy Wonka style.
Not the least interested in this one. I was waiting for the punchline, but it must have lost it's way.
Delightful movie exploring a father son relationship and different ways of communicating. Really well done.
An enjoyable film experience with the contemporary subject of males and father and son relationships. Long live our imagination and the art of storytelling - Life is beautiful.
A fun fillled and whimsical fantasy of story telling. Enjoyable to watch.
This is one of the most beautiful movies I have seen for quite a while.
An absolutely superb movie! Wonderful story-telling and fantasy, interspersed with extraordinary actuality. Great photography and character acting which kept us utterly entranced.
Loved it. Not for everyone but the crossover from reality and fantasy is brilliantly done. A delight.
Not a bad fantasy type movie, I probably will eventually like this movie it was just the watching of the first time that I didn't quite understand it or where it was heading that made me dislike it initially, but overall a good movie
A very sweet and surreal movie. one of the best tear jerkers i've ever seen.
Refreshing with a magical quality.
A very strange movie about a father who tells such tall stories that they become believable to him. This is intertwined with the son, who is embarrassed by these stories, until the father's last living moments. I wouldn't call it an entertaining movie, but there is nothing bad about it either.
There are some great tall stories in this one.
Different but well worth watching.
Interesting movie that kept you guessing. Challenges the relationships we have and how we view them.
Something different! I thouroughly enjoyed this movie and so did all the kids.
Ever told a story that got bigger the more you told it - until it becomes seeemingly truth. Well this is a movie that explores the phenomina of "I caught a fish that was this big"!
I would not recommend it unless you a looking for a movie that is similar to Forrest Gump!!
If you are then I am sure you will rate is as excellent.
The film is visually very entertaining but Billy Crudup is disappointing. Worth watching for the cameos from Danny DeVito and Steve Buschemi.
At 125 minutes the quirky storyline becomes tedious in spite of good performances from Finney and MacGregor
One for fans of Tim Burtons movies.
Fantastic Movie with great ending...
A little out of the ordinary, fortunately.
A little cheesy but worth watching. Good escapism.
I thought it was brilliantly done. It differs from the book to make it work on film but the heart of the story is left intact.
Hit a nerve, I wept frequently and copiously at many spots. Unusual, lyrical, visually striking.
You really need to listen to the storyline. I thought it to be interesting & different.
Starnge, interesting, unusual are some words to describe this film. It will nit be everyones cup of tea. probably deeper than you first think.
Excellent feel-good movie with captivating characters that keep you hooked.
Synopsis appearing with Big Fish is accurate. It is a special film that blends all the right movie making ingredients.
Very creative and entertaining film but quite 'outthere' and very 'American' in it's sentimentality.
Sappy, overly long and a bilious performance by Albert Finney (watch Saturday sunday morning for his best). Sometimes eccentricity alone is not enough to keep you interested
I found it very entertaining and an escape from reality. Refreshingly absent of violent images and themes.
Another of Tim Burton's modern day fairytales/legends.
What can I say - very Tim Burton! All his trademarks, great casting and quirky enough to keep you amused.
This was an unusual movie that had part fantasy, part drama and was a little slow in places. Overall it was enjoyable and had no swearing, sex or violence so you could watch it with your Granny.
Beautiful! Magical! If you loved "Chocolat" you'll love this too!
If not for the occasional humour I would have turned this one off. Not for everyone.
Slow at first, but gradually came together, and the ending was good.
Fantastic movie leaving you feel good.
I went to the Theatre to see this and loved it so much I had to see it again. It is funny and yet wierd, I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a bit of excitement and fantasy!!
I found it difficult to empathise with the characters for the first hour of this very surreal film. However, the movie became more watchable towards the end as the bizarre episodes depicted earlier in the film started to make some sort of sense.
Not a bad storyline and well directed, however Billy Cruddup was disappointing as on the lead characters. His performance lacked depth & interest. Watch out for Steve Buscemi, superb always as the lonesome loser!
One of Tim Burton's best!
This was an unusual film, difficult to get into at first. However the magic of the story, which revolves around a father's fantasy world and how this creates tension with his son, draws you in very quickly.
Excellent acting, especially by Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor, beautiful cinematography, and the intelligent and moving story all make this a 'must-see'.
Father and son relationships are often difficult and almost everyone will be able to relate to this son's struggle to understand his ageing parent.
This is a real tear-jerker so be sure to watch with a big hankie or a box of tissues!
Wonderful story telling, mixed with the Tim Burton quirkiness! My family watched it three times over on the weekend.