• PG-13, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Comedy
  • Directed By:
    David Schwimmer
    In Theaters:
    Sep 7, 2007 Wide
    On DVD:
    Sep 23, 2008
  • Picturehouse


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Run Fatboy Run Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

Nothing to be embarrassed about here. Though the kick-in-the-balls scene does run on a bit.

Full Review Source: East Bay Express

April 28, 2011
Prairie Miller

The film, like its flabby aspiring marathon runner protagonist, feels shapeless and exhausted from the sheer effort of trying to please audiences.

Full Review Source: NewsBlaze

September 24, 2008
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The picture manages to juggle both the silly and the sentimental without falling flat.

Full Review Source: Aisle Seat | Original Score: 3/4

September 23, 2008
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

...cuter and sweeter than I expected, a mildly pleasant surprise.

Full Review Source: Movie Metropolis | Original Score: 6/10

September 21, 2008

It's a Generation X movie in a way very few movies are any more; it is unseemly to admit that our generation is about as slackery as we had promised to become. Go with your ex and smile.

Full Review Source: Cinerina | Original Score: 4/5

July 17, 2008
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine

It's a good formalic romantic comedy. Nothing more.

Full Review Source: Sin Magazine | Original Score: 3/4

June 18, 2008

Run Fatboy Run n'offre rien pour révolutionner le genre, mais présente assez de bonnes intentions pour justifier son existence, et nous faire passer un bon moment

Full Review Source: Panorama | Original Score: 6/10

April 17, 2008
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner

It is neither as funny nor as wickedly subversive as 'Shaun of the Dead,' but it respects its characters enough to make them thoughtful and surprisingly complex, unlike the sitcom stereotypes inhabiting lesser romantic comedies.

| Original Score: 3/4

April 10, 2008
Jackie K. Cooper

Warm/funny film about a man trying to re-win his true love by running a race

Full Review Source: jackiekcooper.com | Original Score: 7/10

April 7, 2008
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Predictable and clichéd as Run Fatboy Run is, it is an entertaining romedy that, unfortunately, doesn't have much staying power after credits roll.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: C+

April 4, 2008
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

...a bit rude and uncouth, but sweetly affecting...

Full Review Source: Sacramento News & Review | Original Score: 3/5

April 4, 2008
FilmStew Staff Report

A fry-up of American, British and Irish comedy sensibilities that will have no trouble satisfying mainstream movie appetites.

Full Review Source: FilmStew.com

April 2, 2008
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Neither original nor packed with surprises. It is, however, entertaining and thoroughly likable.

Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC) | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 2, 2008
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Simon Pegg has a great face! Not since Jerry Lewis has anyone been able to look pathetic, adorable and stupid, all at the same time.

Full Review

April 1, 2008
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan

Give me this type of writing any day over some of the inane scripts that plague a Will Ferrell or Adam Sandler flick. Simon Pegg can hold his own with any comic working today.

Full Review

April 1, 2008
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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Sure it's predictable. Sure it's a slight effort, but I still think it's pretty funny and charming.

March 31, 2008
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)

Overcomes its occasional stumbles, thanks almost entirely to the charm of its cast...

Full Review Source: Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN) | Original Score: 3/4

March 31, 2008
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy

Seldom laugh-out-loud funny and the script doesn't have the witty insight of Pegg's last few films, but Pegg's bumbling charm is just enough to make this movie run.

| Original Score: 3/4

March 30, 2008
Steve Crum

Pacing is brisk, the laughs frequent. With an ending corny and Capra-esque, 'Run, Fat Boy, Run' charms right to the finish line.

Full Review | Original Score: B-

March 30, 2008
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)

It's clear in the scene where they try to scam the marathon officials that Dylan Moran would be a good candidate to play the grown Harry Potter in the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows film. Somebody take note!

Full Review Source: Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine) | Original Score: 2.75/4

March 30, 2008
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