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Finding Nemo

  • Rated G
  • HD and SD formats available

anime & animation, children & family, comedy


The Academy Award(R)-winning creators of Toy Story, A Bug's Life, and Monsters, Inc., dive into a whole new world of computer-animated fun, fantasy, and heartfelt emotion with their splashy underwater adventure, Finding Nemo.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    99%
  • Audience Score
    86%
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common sense

ON for kids age 5
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
0 out of 5
Educational value
2 out of 5
Language
0 out of 5
Positive messages
4 out of 5
Positive role models
3 out of 5
Sexy Stuff
0 out of 5
Violence & scariness
3 out of 5

Sweet father-son tale has some very scary moments.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that even though there are no traditional bad guys in Finding Nemo, there are still some very scary moments, including large creatures with zillions of sharp teeth, the apparent death of a major character, and many tense scenes with characters in peril. And at the very beginning of the movie, Marlin's wife and all but one of their eggs are eaten by a predator -- a scene that could very well upset little kids. Expect a little potty humor amid the movie's messages of teamwork, determination, loyalty, and a father's never-ending love for his son. The issue of Nemo's stunted fin is handled exceptionally well -- matter-of-factly but frankly.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about how parents have to balance their wish to protect their children from being hurt (physically or emotionally) with the need to let them grow up and learn how to take care of themselves. Kids: How do your parents handle this?
  • Talk about Nemo's disability and about how everyone has different abilities. How do you know what your abilities are, and what do you do to make the most of them?
  • What parts of the movie were scary? Why? Did anything that you think was going to be scary turn out not to be so bad?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    99%
    reviews counted: 2
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  • Audience

    86%

Top Critic Reviews

Fresh: There is beauty and brilliance in every frame.

- Nev Pierce, BBC, Tuesday, November 2, 2004

Fresh: Is this kid's stuff? That's a complicated question but the answer is a thing of beauty that will have children enchanted hook, line and sinker.

- Shannon J. Harvey, Sunday Times (Australia), Saturday, October 18, 2008

Audience Reviews

4 stars

a great movie. B+

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Monday, October 18, 2010

3 stars

Whoa this was fun to watch.

- 3niR, Monday, June 21, 2010

5 stars

A Pixar triumph. I loved this movie, I cannot remember when I have laughed so hard in my life. One of the best of 2003.

- smith44, Friday, February 5, 2010