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Based on 16 Reviews
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fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    Clumsily directed yet entertainingly written by Oakland native Nnegest Likké, Phat Girlz is like "Rocky" with cellulite. Or maybe "Pretty Woman" without all the bony butts. It has a lot of heart and soul, but it's almost never mean-spirited. show more

  • 63
    Robert Dominguez New York Daily News

    The plus-size personality of comic actress Mo'Nique fills the screen in Phat Girlz, a sweet, if thinly plotted tale. show more

  • 30
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    The writing is rudimentary and the direction often awkward, but Mo'Nique would confound a veteran director. show more

  • 75
    Wesley Morris Boston Globe

    This is a disarming and, in its own way, delightful vehicle for its star and executive producer, the comedian and actress Mo'Nique. Who could hate this movie? show more

  • 38
    Jennie Punter The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    If it weren't for Mo'Nique's fresh, appealing screen presence, Phat Girlz would fall flat. show more

  • 25
    New York Post

    The film is amateurishly directed and sluggishly paced with an anorexic plot. Even the photography, sound and costumes are substandard. show more

  • 25
    Maitland McDonagh TV Guide

    Even Mo'Nique's outsize presence isn't enough to make ancient gags about stuck-up popular girls or about voluptuous vultures clearing a whole buffet table in one fell swoop funny. show more

  • 30
    Pete Vonder Haar Film Threat

    Lackluster dialogue, ludicrously unbelievable storyline, and the fact that the entire film looks and sounds like it was shot on a camcorder mean nobody outside of the studio’s target demographic is likely to check this out. show more

  • 20
    Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle

    A dish of empty calories. show more

  • 25
    Entertainment Weekly

    Jazmin's so fat that the movie reduces her to a single discernible characteristic, which is a telltale mark of many a wholly awful comedy. show more

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  • November 29, 2008 Susan
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    This movie was so touching to a fellow phat girl. The trials and tribulations, and the assumptions, that people make about the fat and thin of this world. Keeping us from being who we truly are. A very good movie worth watching many times over!

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