BIG FISH (2003) A box of chocolates that turns into a box of Kleenex. Director Tim Burton serves up Southern gothic tall tales with a matter-of-fact fancy that… 2004-01-09 2003-12-25 Drama Sci-fi and Fantasy Albert Finney Ewan McGregor Helena Bonham Carter Steve Buscemi Billy Crudup Danny DeVito Jessica Lange Alison Lohman Matthew McGrory Columbia Pictures Sony Pictures Entertainment
Movie Review

BIG FISH (2003)

EW's GRADE
B

Details Release Date: Jan 09, 2004; Limited Release: Dec 25, 2003; Genres: Drama, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Albert Finney and Ewan McGregor; Distributors: Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Entertainment; More

A box of chocolates that turns into a box of Kleenex. Director Tim Burton serves up Southern gothic tall tales with a matter-of-fact fancy that is very pleasing, yet the movie milks the audience when it should soar. With the spectacularly ingratiating Ewan McGregor.

Originally posted Dec 19, 2003 Published in issue #742 Dec 19, 2003 Order article reprints