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Based on 24 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 1 )
  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The result is a children's movie that's almost worth seeing even when not accompanied by a child. It's certainly a painless experience, and at times it's quite funny. show more

  • 50
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Not so admirably, the film feels at times like a giant commercial for Universal Studios. show more

  • 63
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    A harmless and mildly amusing family comedy. show more

  • 25
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    There are lame comedies, and then there is Big Fat Liar, which is so lame that it merits its own reserved parking space. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    A surprisingly entertaining movie -- one of those good-hearted comedies like "Spy Kids" where reality is put on hold while bright teenagers outsmart the best and worst the adult world has to offer. It's ideal for younger kids, and not painful for their parents. show more

  • 50
    Robert K. Elder Chicago Tribune

    Plays so flat, so to close its "movie message" formula, that it seems as if we've seen this movie before. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Big Fat Liar becomes a progression of increasingly elaborate slapstick stunts, in the brutal, noisy "Home Alone" vein, in which the complexity of the pranks rarely yields a commensurate comic reward. show more

  • 38
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    Offers little in the way of pleasure, even to its target audience -- the easily pleased and undemanding. show more

  • 38
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    What starts as a cute premise crashes faster than a skateboard with an oak branch shoved between its wheels. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Loud and unfunny, this cheesy-looking farce is mostly an excuse for a series of plugs. show more

  • April 14, 2011 ro00000000089828
    Report This User

    Complete and utterly disappointing. Munez might as well find a street job selling blow to fat asians.

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