Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Bill Murray) and his crew -- Team Zissou -- set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly nonexistent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. They are joined on their voyage by a young airline co-pilot, who may or may not be Zissou's son (Owen Wilson), a beautiful journalist (Cate Blanchett) assigned to write a profile of Zissou, and his estranged wife and co-producer, Eleanor (Anjelica Huston). They face overwhelming complications including pirates, kidnapping, and bankruptcy. Oscar(R)-nominated writer-director Wes Anderson (2001 Best Original Screenplay, The Royal Tenenbaums) has assembled an all-star cast that also includes Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Michael Gambon, Noah Taylor, and Bud Cort in this wildly original adventure-comedy.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5
761 Ratings
761 Ratings

56% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 6.1/10
  • Fresh 113
  • Rotten 89

Critics Consensus: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou is getting soaked by many critics, who call it smug, ironic and artificial. Still, others have praised the movie's sheer uniqueness, eccentricity and whimsy.

17+ COMMON SENSE

Another quirkfest from Wes Anderson; not for kids.

Information

Studio
Touchstone Pictures
Genre
Comedy
Released
Copyright
© 2004 Touchstone Pictures

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo, Dolby 5.1)
Additional
Arabic (Subtitles), Hebrew (Subtitles), Portuguese (Brazil) (Subtitles), Russian (Subtitles), Spanish (Subtitles, Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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