"...[BIG FISH] brims with storytelling sorcery and Burton makes it glitter....[A] marvel of a movie..."
"...BIG FISH turns into a wide-eyed Southern gothic picaresque in which each lunatic twist of a development is more enchanting than the last..."
"[Burton] is surely one of the most prodigiously imaginative filmmakers around....There are, true to form, some startling scenes in his new movie, BIG FISH."
New York Times
"Burton cranks up the visual comedy of the character's self-mythology and lets it rip, sometimes to joyously dizzy effect."
Los Angeles Times
"[T]he movie gets better as it goes, as Steve Buscemi and Helena Bonham Carter show up and the story works its way to a finale that can make grown men sniffle."USA Today
"[A] great-looking film, with a fantastical visual style that could be called Felliniesque if Burton had not by now earned the right to the adjective Burtonesque."Chicago Sun-Times
"The father-son confrontations are tart..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life
"[W]e get a rare Burton fantasia that evokes other American magic voyages."
Sight and Sound
"This one proves Tim Burton's an absolute master."
4 stars out of 5 -- "BIG FISH is a work in pictures -- and what dazzling pictures they are -- infused with a great big heart."Ultimate DVD