Fat Albert (2004)

Fat Albert



Critic Consensus: A bland but good-natured adaptation of the cartoon show.

Movie Info

Bill Cosby's gang of childhood pals evolve from standup comedy to an animated cartoon series to real life in this family-friendly comedy. Doris (Kyla Pratt) is a teenager who doesn't fit in with most of her classmates at school, has been depressed since the death of her grandfather, and is disturbed by her foster sister's willingness to remake herself in order to be popular. One of Doris' few solaces comes from watching reruns of the animated television series Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids, and … More

Rating: PG (for momentary language)
Genre: Comedy, Kids & Family
Directed By:
Written By: Lowell Ganz, Babaloo Mandel, Bill Cosby, Charles Kipps
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 22, 2005
Box Office: $48.0M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


as Fat Albert

as Doris

as Old Weird Harold

as Old Weird Harold

as Dumb Donald

as Reggie (as Omari Gra...

as Himself

as Danielle

as Camera Salesman

as Mrs. Forchick

as Coach Gillespie

as Basketball Player

as Woman #1

as Danielle (voice)

as Russell (voice)

as Little Girl

as Emmitt

as Mr. Mudfoot (Voice)

as Lead Teen (Voice)

as Teen #1 (Voice)

as Teen #2 (Voice)

as Teen #3 (Voice)

as Announcer (Voice)
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Critic Reviews for Fat Albert

All Critics (89) | Top Critics (35)

A lot like the comedian's best work: amusing, appropriate for kids, and far more spiritually nourishing and less insulting than typical Hollywood fare.

Full Review… | November 17, 2011
Time Out
Top Critic

At the end of this weak comedy is a strange and touching scene in which Bill Cosby and his childhood pals from Philadelphia, now elderly men, gather at the grave of Albert Robertson, the real-life inspiration for Cosby's bighearted Fat Albert.

Full Review… | May 20, 2008
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The Cosby touch (he's co-writer and co-executive producer) is in full effect, schmaltz notwithstanding, as Albert and the gang run through their series of pleasantly diverting escapades.

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

The sermonizing on behalf of good clean fun and hard old effort (Cosby co-wrote the script) is as faded as Big Al's sweater after too many days on earth.

Full Review… | January 5, 2005
Entertainment Weekly
Top Critic

Bad in such a bizarre way, it almost becomes fascinating.

Full Review… | January 3, 2005
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
Top Critic

Cosby cartoon comes to life in tween-centered story.

Full Review… | December 24, 2010
Common Sense Media

Audience Reviews for Fat Albert

How can I not?

Matt Goodman

Super Reviewer


It ruined the old cartoon, damn you Kenan Thompson

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer


it stays faithful to the source material and the end result is a good, entertaining, and funny film.

michael e.
Michael Edwards

Super Reviewer

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