Eagle vs Shark

93 mins
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Feature debut from Taika Waititi, starring Loren Taylor (Kombi Nation) and Jemaine Clement from Flight Of The Conchords.

Follows the romance... More

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Eagle vs Shark is available to stream in New Zealand... More now on YouTube and Netflix and Google TV and Apple TV Store and Neon and NZ Film On Demand and TVNZ+ and Academy On Demand and AroVision.

Eagle vs Shark | Ratings & Reviews

"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..."


"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"..."

Hollywood ReporterHollywood Reporter

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


"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..."

Lumiere ReaderLumiere 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..."

Lumiere ReaderLumiere Reader

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

Dominion PostDominion Post

"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..."

Christchurch PressChristchurch Press

Eagle vs Shark | Details

Award winner
Best Director at the NZ Film Awards 2008.
M, violence, offensive language
Comedy, Drama
Country of origin
New Zealand

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