Fanboys Reviews

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
July 18, 2011
Overly concerned with making a film about the fans for the fans, but they forgot to ask, is it any good?
Full Review | Original Score: C
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
September 7, 2010
in a manner that is both thoroughly entertaining and slyly confronting, FanBoys ends up being an affectionate lampoon of its own viewers and the lives that they live through the movies that they watch.
Sonny Bunch
Washington Times
August 30, 2009
Those unsure of what a scruffy nerfherder is or what the planet Kashyyyk represents in the broader Star Wars universe will probably want to sit this one out.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 14, 2009
For those who get a gag like 'Looking for love in Alderaan places?' you don't have to worry if the movie is on your level or not.
Full Review | Original Score: B
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
July 14, 2009
...the film really only works in fits and starts...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Trent Griffiths
FILMINK (Australia)
June 5, 2009
At times the structure labours, but ultimately Fanboys rises above routine Hollywood fare because it never makes fun of the people it represents.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
May 3, 2009
I have never not laughed so much since I saw "Gone Fishin'"...
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
April 29, 2009
What if the movie sucks?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
April 3, 2009
Fanboys does have a heart buried under all that dandruff and sexual frustration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Greg Quill
Toronto Star
April 3, 2009
Buoyed by infectious high spirits and self-deprecating humour, the film works in strange and perhaps unintentional ways, thanks largely to the sustained energy of the lead actors, and writers Ernest Cline and Adam F. Goldberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
April 2, 2009
Turns out there is something more annoying than an infatuated bunch of Star Wars nerds. Turns out a movie about an infatuated bunch of Star Wars nerds can really set your teeth on edge.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mike Russell
Oregonian
March 20, 2009
Fanboys kind of made me want to stop being one.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
March 11, 2009
The humor is fast and furious, especially the ingrained hatred between fans of "Star Wars" and "Star Trek."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Todd R. Ramlow
PopMatters
March 8, 2009
That the boys are so earnest in their dedication to the Star Wars oeuvre signals their stunted adolescence.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 6, 2009
Pretty funny, as long as it focuses on geek-specific references ('Hey, it's Willow's spell book!').
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Ben Lyons
At the Movies
March 2, 2009
It was a great premise, it just unfortunately did not come together.
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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies
March 2, 2009
A lot of promise here, no execution.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 27, 2009
Any film that turns R2-D2 into a lusty anatomical nickname can't be all bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Heck
Kansas City Star
February 27, 2009
t's the strong Star Wars/geek-centric nature of the film that helps it succeed.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
February 27, 2009
Fanboys ambles along on a decent sprinkling of chuckles. The tide of in-jokes are funny whether you get them or not because the real humor lies in how they reflect a fraternal code.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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