Run Fatboy Run Reviews

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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express
April 28, 2011
Nothing to be embarrassed about here. Though the kick-in-the-balls scene does run on a bit.
Prairie Miller
NewsBlaze
September 24, 2008
The film, like its flabby aspiring marathon runner protagonist, feels shapeless and exhausted from the sheer effort of trying to please audiences.
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 23, 2008
The picture manages to juggle both the silly and the sentimental without falling flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
September 21, 2008
...cuter and sweeter than I expected, a mildly pleasant surprise.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
July 17, 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 | Original Score: 4/5
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
June 18, 2008
It's a good formalic romantic comedy. Nothing more.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 17, 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 | Original Score: 6/10
Rossiter Drake
San Francisco Examiner
April 10, 2008
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
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
April 7, 2008
Warm/funny film about a man trying to re-win his true love by running a race
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 4, 2008
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 | Original Score: C+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 4, 2008
...a bit rude and uncouth, but sweetly affecting...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
FilmStew Staff Report
FilmStew.com
April 2, 2008
A fry-up of American, British and Irish comedy sensibilities that will have no trouble satisfying mainstream movie appetites.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
April 2, 2008
Neither original nor packed with surprises. It is, however, entertaining and thoroughly likable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeanne Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
April 1, 2008
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.
David Kaplan
Kaplan vs. Kaplan
April 1, 2008
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.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
March 31, 2008
Sure it's predictable. Sure it's a slight effort, but I still think it's pretty funny and charming.
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 31, 2008
Overcomes its occasional stumbles, thanks almost entirely to the charm of its cast...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Sean McBride
Sean the Movie Guy
March 30, 2008
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
Steve Crum
Video-Reviewmaster.com
March 30, 2008
Pacing is brisk, the laughs frequent. With an ending corny and Capra-esque, 'Run, Fat Boy, Run' charms right to the finish line.
| Original Score: B-
Gina Carbone
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
March 30, 2008
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 | Original Score: 2.75/4
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