Dimension Films | Release Date: June 10, 2005
4.4
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Mixed or average reviews based on 166 Ratings
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ZilcellMay 25, 2012
It has the imagination and the colorful visuals, but the story and characters lifelessness just makes it average and it negatively affects the experience.
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MalcomM.Oct 25, 2005
Hey, whaddya expect from a 'child-at-heart' daddy & his teeny-weeny-year-old son movie collaboration? A cute cupcake movie, hehe. Still, its sweetness will probably last only for awhile before your tummy starts grumbling for a Hey, whaddya expect from a 'child-at-heart' daddy & his teeny-weeny-year-old son movie collaboration? A cute cupcake movie, hehe. Still, its sweetness will probably last only for awhile before your tummy starts grumbling for a heavier and more savoury desert. The 3d effects does look gimmicky and cheezy, but i understand it was all made in the name of fun. The execution of the effects look rushed though, as there were some major flaws in the compositing with the live action and 3D world. I'm sure Rodriguez had much better things to do with his other upcoming projects than to scrutinize the technical details of his child's film. Or maybe he left that role of supervising to his kiddy son??? Anyway, the movie did offer some creative yet juvenile moments of mini-genius ideas all rolled into a big fat supersized burger. Seriously appetizing & cute. But not yummy enough. Darn, there goes my tummy. Expand
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jameek.Oct 6, 2005
It was to much like spy kids, but it was cute.
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CRITICFeb 18, 2006
Shark boy and Lava Girl really is a decent movie. But is the 3D necessary?Whats with the director's obsession with 3D?
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Supernova888Aug 2, 2012
ACTING - 4
The acting left a lot to be desired in this movie. Everything seemed so unrealistic. The best actor was probably Taylor Dooley. She did a wonderful job of getting mad, and could be very sweet when she needed to be. Taylor Lautner
ACTING - 4
The acting left a lot to be desired in this movie. Everything seemed so unrealistic. The best actor was probably Taylor Dooley. She did a wonderful job of getting mad, and could be very sweet when she needed to be. Taylor Lautner was okay, but he portrayed Sharkboy as a character that was always mad, and it became monotonous after the first twenty minutes or so. Cayden Boyd Was okay as Max, but he seemed uninterested at times, and he looked like he was about to throw up when he was supposed to be crying, which left a bad taste in my mouth.

PLOT - 3
The plot was very disconnected and felt like it kept changing all of the time, which left me confused at points. The plot seemed utterly ridiculous in the first place, causing all of the changes to just make it worse.

SPECIAL EFFECTS - 7
For constant special effects composed in a 2005 film, this was a good attempt. The lava was almost realistic and Mr. Electric was somewhat impressive. Although some special effects were awfully cheesy, most of them were pretty solid.

OVERALL - 4.6 (4)
Although Sharkboy and Lavagirl may impress toddlers, it will not impress anyone else. As a "family film", it leaves the rest of the family in pure torture of having to sit through this.
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SuperheroMoviesAug 5, 2013
The only saving grace that can be said about this Spy Kids lookalike is that it has amusing 3-D effects which is, unfortunately, the only real positive thing about this laughably scripted kids flick.
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MovieGuysMar 23, 2014
The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl will most likely be a drag for adults, but the kiddies will enjoy it. If you can overlook the horrible CGI and bland special effects, you might be able to sit through this one.
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lukechristianscMar 21, 2014
totally girly the fact Co- director of sin city Robert Rodriguez made sharkboy and added taylor laughtner which talyor is a **** . it is okay and i like the ending . still waste of my time
Grade D-
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HaithamBJul 12, 2014
Apart from having cheesy green screen effects, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D forks over some positive messages and never ending inventiveness, a must see in 3-D!
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