From the the stop-frame animated underwater creatures, to the wonderful deadpan gags, to the Seu Jorge/David Bowie soundtrack, there were plenty of stylistic strokes of genius to enjoy here. But it was Bill Murray, staring out glumly into the abyss with a red cap and Papa Smurf beard, who was at the heart of The Life Aquatic. It was a tour-de-force of Murray's talents – only he could be a juvenile, ignorant, shallow, disenchanted sad-sack and still be a movie's hilarious hero, let alone top your imaginary dinner guest wish-list. On top of all the attention to detail and charm writer/director Wes Anderson poured into the film, it was also a crack up and remains his funniest film yet. -Flicks.co.nz's Top 50 Films of the Decade.