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 … 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


as Jason Shepherd

as Marty Wolf

as Monty Kirkham

as Frank Jackson

as Mrs. Caldwell

as Marcus Duncan

as Harry Shepherd

as Carol Shepherd

as Vince

as Jocelyn Davis

as Dustin Wong

as Lester Golub

as Rocco Malone

as Astrid Barker

as Grandma Pearl

as Bret Callaway

as Janie Shepherd

as Tow Truck Driver

as Security Guard

as Tram Guide

as Boring Teacher

as Photographer

as Shandra Duncan

as Limo Driver

as Housekeeper

as Female Extra

as Stunt Man

as Himself

as The Masher

as Old Lady

as Suburban Dad

as Chopper Stunt Man

as Wolf Party Guest

as Wolf Party Guest

as Wolf Party Guest

as Wolf Party Guest

as Partygoer

as ninja kid

as ninja kid

as Party Kid

as Janie Shepard
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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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