Shark Tale

With apologies to the Italian-American Anti-Defamation League, I laughed when Martin Scorsese, doing the voice of a puffer fish, first paid a call on a shark godfather (Robert Niro) with two sons — one macho (Michael Imperioli), one not (Jack Black). But the joke gets old fast. And Will Smith is more manic than a school of Eddie Murphys as a little fish th two loves — one nice (Renee Zellweger), one not (Angelina Jolie). This -laden imated fable feeds off Finding Nemo and Shrek, but it's stale, like mething you wrap in yesterday's newspaper.

From The Archives Issue 330: November 13, 1980