Big Fish

Lists: Adventure

Brief Synopsis: "The story revolves around a dying father and his son, who is trying to learn more about his dad by piecing together the stories he has gathered over the years. The son winds up re-creating his father's elusive life in a series of legends and myths inspired by the few facts he knows. Through these tales, the son begins to understand his father's great feats and his great failings."

Overall Ranking: 1505 (Rank from 2003: # 23)

Adjusted* Rating:
(lowest rating dropped)

Ratings Breakdown
(The Mixed Bag)

Buttery 40%
Regular 40%
Half-Popped 0%
Stale 20%
Burnt 0%


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Reviewer Rating Review Secondary Ratings
CineKatz Ries97(full review)
Rob from GuysFilmQuest86
CinemaVisitor Erik70
Thomas Pollock70
David Baruffi34

People Involved

  • Ewan McGregor (Younger Ed Bloom)
  • Albert Finney (Older Ed Bloom)
  • Billy Crudup (Will Bloom)
  • Jessica Lange (Older Sandra Bloom)
  • Helena Bonham Carter (Younger & Older Jenny/The Witch)
  • Alison Lohman (Younger Sandra Bloom)
  • Marion Cotillard (Josephine)
  • Robert Guillaume (Older Dr. Bennett)
  • Matthew McGrory (Karl the Giant)
  • David Denman (Don Price - Age 18-22)
  • Missi Pyle (Mildred)
  • Loudon Wainwright III (Beamen)
  • Arlene Tai (Jing)
  • Ada Tai (Ping)
  • Steve Buscemi (Norther Winslow)
  • Danny DeVito (Amos Calloway)
  • Deep Roy (Mr. Soggybottom)
  • Miley Cyrus (Ruthie - Age 8)
  • Tim Burton (Director)