'Finding Nemo' Critic Reviews

96%
MovieWeb:   9 reviews
99%
Rotten Tomatoes:   237 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    92
    In this seamless blending of technical brilliance and storytelling verve, the Pixar team has made something as marvelously soulful and innately, fluidly American as jazz.
    Full Review » 5 years ago
  • Stephen Holden New York Times (Top Critic)
    80
    Visual imagination and sophisticated wit raise Finding Nemo to a level just below the peaks of Pixar's Toy Story movies and Monsters, Inc..
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    It's all tremendously entertaining stuff, with oodles of wonderful detail and superb direction by Andrew Stanton.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    88
    Treats family audiences to a sweet, resonant story and breathtaking visuals.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Michael O'Sullivan Washington Post (Top Critic)
    A captivating and richly resonant aquatic fable, with characters whose gills and fins belie their deliciously human (that is, flawed) personalities.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Ann Hornaday Washington Post (Top Critic)
    Finding Nemo will engross kids with its absorbing story, brightly drawn characters and lively action, and grown-ups will be equally entertained by the film's subtle humor and the sophistication of its visuals.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    88
    Finding Nemo isn't quite up there with the company's finest work -- there's finally a sense of formula setting in -- but it's hands down the best family film since Monsters, Inc.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Ed Park Village Voice (Top Critic)
    It's an ocean of eye candy that tastes fresh even in this ADD-addled era of SpongeBob SquarePants.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    100
    A timeless delight.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jami Bernard New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    88
    An enchanting animated feature.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Bruce Westbrook Houston Chronicle (Top Critic)
    84
    Lives up to Pixar's high standards for wildly creative visuals, clever comedy, solid characters and an involving story.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Nancy Churnin Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    84
    Delivers with a colorful, lush and witty world under the sea.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Lisa Kennedy Denver Post (Top Critic)
    100
    An exquisitely touching saga about a father tracking down his lost son.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Nell Minow Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    100
    It makes even more compelling what is still my all-time favorite Pixar film.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    100
    One of those rare movies where I wanted to sit in the front row and let the images wash out to the edges of my field of vision.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Mark Caro Chicago Tribune (Top Critic)
    100
    You connect to these sea creatures as you rarely do with humans in big-screen adventures. The result: a true sunken treasure.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Ted Shen Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    [An] aquatic joyride.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    75
    As eye-popping as Nemo's peepers and as eccentric as this little fish with asymmetrical fins.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Jeff Strickler Minneapolis Star Tribune (Top Critic)
    Proves that even when Pixar is not at the top of its game, it still produces better animation than some of its competitors on their best days.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Tom Long Detroit News (Top Critic)
    84
    A simple test of humanity: If you don't laugh aloud while watching it, you've got a battery not a heart.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Bill Muller Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    100
    A fish story that hooks you from the opening scene.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Todd McCarthy Variety (Top Critic)
    Very clever and imaginative indeed.
    Full Review » 7 years ago
  • Lou Lumenick New York Post (Top Critic)
    100
    A dazzling, computer-animated fish tale with a funny, touching script and wonderful voice performances that make it an unqualified treat for all ages.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Jay Boyar Orlando Sentinel (Top Critic)
    100
    Lives up to the proud, relatively new tradition of Monsters, Inc., A Bug's Life and the Toy Story films.
    Full Review » 11 years ago
  • Daphne Gordon Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    80
    One of the strongest releases from Disney in years, thanks to the work of Andrew Stanton, possibly one of the most successful directors you've never heard of.
    Full Review » 11 years ago