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7,463 Ratings

Big Fish

Directed by Tim Burton
United States, 2003
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy


A former salesman on his deathbed regales his distant son with wild and fantastical tales of his youth as they try to mend their strained relationship.

Our take

A whimsical Southern gothic fantasy from the ever-ingenious mind of Tim Burton, Big Fish dissolves the darkness of mortality into a charming fable of reconciliation. With a stellar cast of talents including Ewan McGregor, Billy Crudup, Albert Finney, Jessica Lange, and Marion Cotillard!

Big Fish Directed by Tim Burton

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

2004 | Nominee: Best Music, Original Score

BAFTA Awards

2004 | 7 nominations including: Best Film

Golden Globes (USA)

2004 | 4 nominations including: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical

Chicago Film Critics Association Awards

2004 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

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