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Eagle vs Shark

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Matt Grace

Eagle vs Shark

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
88 minutes
Limited Release Date:
06/15/07
performer:
Jemaine Clement, Loren Horsley
director:
Taika Cohen
distributor:
Miramax
author:
78916
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a C-

Or, Napoleon Not-So-Dynamite. Made in New Zealand, which ups the whimsical-yuk factor because of those funny accents, Eagle vs Shark is the coy and coyer comedy of a cartoon-passive geek (Loren Horsley) who falls for a cartoon-angry dork with Mick Jagger’s lips. He’s played by Jemaine Clement (of HBO’s Flight of the Conchords), who has genuine presence but, in this film, only one note to play. Before Clement gives in to romance, he must take revenge on the bully who once beat him up. It’s a tale that reduces angst, not to mention love, to a generational tic. C-

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