By Owen Gleiberman
Updated June 13, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Credit: Matt Grace

Eagle vs Shark

type
  • Movie

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-

Eagle vs Shark

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 88 minutes
director
  • Taika Cohen

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