Eagle vs Shark

Eagle vs Shark

Eagle vs Shark

Feature debut from Taika Waititi (Oscar nominated short film Two Cars One Night), starring Jemaine Clement from Flight Of The Conchords.

Follows the romance of two grown up uber-nerds. Lily (Loren Horsley) is a fast-food cashier and Jarrod (Clement) works in an electronics store. As they strike up an awkward relationship, Jarrod becomes side tracked by his training – in preparation of taking on his former high-school bully (David Fane).

Best Director at the NZ Film Awards 2008.
2007Rating: M, Moderate coarse language, Moderate sexual references93 minsNew Zealand
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Eagle vs Shark / Reviews

Variety

Variety

Some light laughs ensue and loner protagonists possess an offbeat appeal, but the 30ish characters, Kiwi accents and profoundly twee nature place a large question mark over its commercial prospects with the “Napoleon” demographic...

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

Presumably, these characters are meant to be appealing in their ordinariness, but just seem inane. The Farrelly Brothers can get away with it because their writing is smart, even if their characters aren't. For Waititi, who developed the screenplay at the Sundance Lab, wisdom consists of lines like, "life is full of hard bits but in between there are lovely bits"...

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Newshub

Newshub

Eagle versus Shark will either hit the bulls eye for some, or miss the dartboard completely for others...

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Lumiere Reader

Lumiere Reader

It’s just not that funny... If watching adults behaving like stunted emotional fcukwits, while spotting bits of Wellington, for an hour and a half is your idea of fun, you should go...

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Lumiere Reader

Lumiere Reader

Although the film is undermined far more as a Michel Gondry cribbage than a Napolean Dynamite proxy, it at once underlines itself culturally with a soft-spoken modesty, and belies its own shyness as a confident, assured piece of moviemaking... anyone seeking an antidote to the buffoonery (and indeed, Auckland-ness) of Sione’s Wedding, its appeal will be immense...

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

Sweet-natured, modest in its intentions, and almost defiantly whimsical...

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Christchurch Press

Christchurch Press

It's a gem of geek love in Aotearoa with some virtuoso performances of awkwardness from its two leads, Loren Horsley and Jemaine Clement. This could well be New Zealand's first arthouse rom-com...

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