Bubble Boy Reviews

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Josh Ralske
All Movie Guide
December 11, 2007
The film is only sporadically funny, and it's frequently in poor taste, but it's got energy to spare, and Gyllenhaal's performance gives it a soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Rebecca Murray
About.com
December 17, 2002
Bubble Boy is a strange, bizarre, twisted romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
...the most anti-human movie to surface since Showgirls.
| Original Score: F
Pablo Villaca
Cinema em Cena
May 30, 2002
O personagem-título não é apenas sem graça, mas também chato.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
February 5, 2002
(Bubble Boy) squanders its strongest moments but at least has the courage to attempt strong moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Dan Via
Washington Post
January 6, 2002
Hayes shows a deft touch with both cartoony slapstick and character-based comedy and manages to create moments of real poignancy in between.
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
December 9, 2001
Despite what his mother taught him, despite the evil and injustice he encounters in the world, little Jimmy Livingston is kind and understanding and tolerant of others. That's the moral.
David Keyes
Cinemaphile.org
September 29, 2001
Calling the picture an insult to the immune deficiency syndrome is inappropriate; however, calling the movie an act of pure idiocy is bordering generosity.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Eric D. Snider
EricDSnider.com
September 7, 2001
A garish, tawdry film, a mean-spirited trainwreck with virtually no redeeming qualities.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Tim Cogshell
Boxoffice Magazine
September 4, 2001
The road trip aspect of Bubble Boy provides fodder for most of the jokes, which are requisitely crude and tactless and only occasionally amusing.
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
September 2, 2001
The most underrated film of the year. While it's not a great film by any stretch of the imagination, it is a comedy that had me laughing hard and often.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 31, 2001
Its satirical jabs at American culture are obvious and juvenile.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Top Critic
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
August 31, 2001
Seldom has a more misguided movie escaped from a major studio than Touchstone's Bubble Boy.
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
August 31, 2001
This amazingly tasteless, gross-out comedy is full of cruel jokes, stupid characters, schmaltzy sentimentality and situations that make no sense.
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Nick Rutigliano
Village Voice
August 28, 2001
Hollywood monstrosities all, and boy are they scary!
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
August 27, 2001
Seems calculated to deliberately offend not only every character onscreen but everyone in the audience as well.
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Bruce Fretts
Entertainment Weekly
August 27, 2001
After enduring only a few minutes of this shrill debacle, you'll feel more trapped in the theater than Jimmy is by his bubble.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 27, 2001
Words that come to mind...are politically incorrect, subversive and anarchistic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
August 26, 2001
The ultimate cinematic bafflement, one that will leave the most jaded Hollywood observer with a Freddie Prinze Jr.-like look of bug-eyed, slack-jawed shock.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 25, 2001
bright, frantic, innocent, occasionally gross, wickedly observant and just plain nuts
Full Review | Original Score: B
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