Big Fat Liar (2002) - Rotten Tomatoes

Big Fat Liar (2002)



Critic Consensus: Though there's nothing that offensive about Big Fat Liar, it is filled with Hollywood cliches and cartoonish slapstick, making it strictly for kids.

Movie Info

Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf? Not Jason Shepherd. This 14-year-old thinks on his feet and when he has to prove that sleazy Hollywood producer Marty Wolf stole his class paper and is turning it into the blockbuster movie "Big Fat Liar", he is ready for battle. Traveling to Los Angeles from his home in Michigan with his best friend Kaylee, Jason tries to break into show business--literally. The result? Through a hilarious series of pranks and ruses, Jason brings one of Hollywood's most powerful producers to his knees.more
Rating: PG (for some language)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Dan Schneider, Karey Kirkpatrick, Brian Robbins
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 24, 2002
Box Office: $47.8M
Universal Pictures - Official Site


Frankie Muniz
as Jason Shepherd
Paul Giamatti
as Marty Wolf
Amanda Detmer
as Monty Kirkham
Donald Faison
as Frank Jackson
Sandra Oh
as Mrs. Caldwell
Russell Hornsby
as Marcus Duncan
Michael Bryan French
as Harry Shepherd
Christine Tucci
as Carol Shepherd
Amy Hill
as Jocelyn Davis
John Cho
as Dustin Wong
Matthew Frauman
as Lester Golub
Don Yesso
as Rocco Malone
Rebecca Corry
as Astrid Barker
as Grandma Pearl
Taran Killam
as Bret Callaway
John Gatins
as Tow Truck Driver
Andre Rosey Brown
as Security Guard
Steven Shenbaum
as Tram Guide
Ted Rooney
as Boring Teacher
Randall Newsome
as Photographer
Michelle Griffin
as Shandra Duncan
Mike Smith
as Limo Driver
Andrea Sevilla
as Housekeeper
Pamela Paulshock
as Female Extra
Eric Stabenau
as Stunt Man
Pat O'Brien
as Himself
Brian Turk
as The Masher
Sandy Gimpel
as Old Lady
Tim Haldeman
as Suburban Dad
Pat Falls
as Chopper Stunt Man
Corinne Reilly
as Wolf Party Guest
Shawn Levy
as Wolf Party Guest
Dustin Diamond
as Wolf Party Guest
Bart Myer
as Wolf Party Guest
Kenan Thompson
as Partygoer
Kanan Hooker
as ninja kid
Houston Hooker
as ninja kid
C.J. Picerni
as Party Kid
Alex Breckenridge
as Janie Shepard
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News & Interviews for Big Fat Liar

Critic Reviews for Big Fat Liar

All Critics (105) | Top Critics (27)

It's a feature best viewed on mute. Or not at all.

Full Review… | March 14, 2014

Really likeable family comedy set in cutthroat Hollywood.

Full Review… | December 22, 2010
Common Sense Media

So farfetched...

Full Review… | April 29, 2009
Cinema Crazed

...for a so-called comedy, there are few laughs to be had.

Full Review… | August 1, 2003
Reel Film Reviews

Billed as a family film, only very young children will be able to dive into the story without banging their heads.

May 20, 2003
Palo Alto Weekly

...a well-meaning but brain-dead film...

Full Review… | February 8, 2003
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Audience Reviews for Big Fat Liar

A good comedy, not great!

Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


I loved this as a kid, but now as I watch it again, it's not that good. It has it's moments though. The whole "blue" part with Paul Giamatti makes it hilarious.

Grade: B-

Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer


weak plot not good acting

erika bruhns

Super Reviewer

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