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  • Summary: How do you learn to love again when the pain of the past won't let you go? When you're 32 with a troubled history and a doubtful future, it’s a question that isn't so easy to answer. And for Tracy Heart (Blanchett), it's a question she can no longer ignore. (First Look Features)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. The actors are terrific, especially Weaving, who plays bottoming out as a tragedy spiked with gallows humor, and Blanchett, who digs deep into the booby-trapped nature of recovery. The revelation, however, is Rowan Woods, a major filmmaker in the making.
  2. Reviewed by: Erin Free
    90
    Confrontational, raw and always compelling, Little Fish is a film of rare power and conviction.
  3. 88
    The film's title refers both to tiny, fish-shaped vials of liquid heroin and the small fry flitting around the edges of the urban drug scene.
  4. Reviewed by: Russell Edwards
    80
    Blessed with stellar performances, especially by lead Cate Blanchett as an ex-junkie looking for a fresh break, this sophomore feature by Australian director Rowan Woods marks a strong return after his powerful debut, "The Boys" (1998).
  5. As in all her screen performances, Ms. Blanchett immerses herself completely in her character, a damaged, high-strung woman determined to live the straight life while surrounded by temptation.
  6. Little Fish is a small film about one family and drugs, but it succeeds in standing for a larger social catastrophe.
  7. Reviewed by: Kyle Smith
    25
    Why was this pointless movie made? Because quality actors like Blanchett and Weaving like to play drug addicts. They can't stop themselves. They need help.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7

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