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Based on 27 Reviews
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fan reviews ( )
  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    How special. show more

  • 75
    Bob Graham San Francisco Chronicle

    When all's said and done, it turns out to be quite sweet-natured. OK. I laughed. So sue me. show more

  • 63
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    There's something about a plus-size floral housedress that brings out the best in many male comics, and Lawrence is no exception. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    My guess is that the film will appeal equally to broad-minded 10-year-olds and their grandparents. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Big Momma's got game, but she doesn't have much else. show more

  • 75
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    Lawrence plus latex equals laughs. show more

  • 63
    Charles Savage Miami Herald

    The kind of stupid-funny movie that should only be seen in a crowded theater. show more

  • 63
    Wesley Morris San Francisco Examiner

    A high-spirited, big-bottomed Polaroid of the comedian in a fat suit. show more

  • 63
    Jay Carr Boston Globe

    It keeps its promise to throw an hour and a half of lively entertainment at audiences. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Any movie that employs an oven mitt and a plumber's friend in a childbirth scene cannot be all bad, and I laughed a lot. show more

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