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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    If Eddie Murphy gets an Oscar for "Dreamgirls" later this month, the deciding factor with voters may be his performance in Norbit. It's much more impressive than anything he does in "Dreamgirls." show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The question is not whether Murphy can do anything. He can. The question is why he would want to make a movie as squirmingly unfunny as Norbit. show more

  • 25
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    It's hard to know who is the intended audience for this misguided mess. show more

  • 20
    Luke Sader The Hollywood Reporter

    Racially insensitive, politically incorrect and beyond crude. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    With his brazen gifts for mimicry, Eddie Murphy may now be the Peter Sellers of blockbuster toilet comedy movies. show more

  • 50
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Although there's no denying the threadbare nature of the script, watching Murphy riff can be a formidable entertainment on its own. show more

  • 38
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    The only recommendable thing about Norbit is that he's not as bad as every other person in this movie. show more

  • 38
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    Norbit is pretty much a bad-taste sinkhole. show more

  • 25
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    While there are some scattered laughs, the flimsy and nonsensical script - combined with the sledgehammer direction by Brian Robbins, make the similarly themed "Big Momma's House" look like Noel Coward. show more

  • 25
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    Mean-spirited and depressing, this horror movie in comedy disguise delights in the twin spectacles of morbid obesity and domestic abuse, of which children are often the target. show more

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  • December 12, 2009 Chic4sokr
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    I was just reading the top 40 movie flops of the year and agreed with every one of them except norbid. i laughed so hard i cried at this one, some of eddie murphy's movies have been questionable and/or lame, but i really did enjoy this one! lots of belly laughs :-)

  • March 03, 2009 Paul Preister
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    worst movie other than are we done yet? and prom night. stupid

  • December 22, 2008 bayaniagbayani23
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    this movie was hilarious, screw the haters, eddie murphy and charlie murphy are geniuses.

  • December 22, 2008 movifonesucks86
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    FUNNY MOVIE!!! a definite must see

  • December 20, 2008 lolawaynesexy
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    Eddie is a living legend, this movie was so funny

  • December 20, 2008 casinoroyalevice
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    This movie was a hilarious laugh riot, go see. GREAT MOVIE

  • May 22, 2008 libmon4
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    This was crap. 10/100

  • May 22, 2008 LPZMAN66
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  • May 22, 2008 beadnbutton
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    LOVE THIS ONE! This is now one of my favorite movies! Out of the 10 movies I rented and were released around the time Norbit was I rate Norbit the best as a matter of fact I do find it very suitable for children to watch considering other movies out there. I'm a 27 year old Caucasian slender lady and watch this about two times a day and rewind scenes. I find it hilariously entertaining. I would definitely be first in line to purchase a copy of Norbit 2. I would recommend that this movie be watched 2 or 3 times before judging it properly. There are so many funny things in between scenes you must see. For those who didn't like it. Your lacking in sense of humor, to serious or to uptight.


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