Norbit (2007)

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Critic Consensus: Coming off his Oscar-nominated performance in Dreamgirls, the talented-but-inconsistent Eddie Murphy plays three roles in Norbit, a cruel, crass, stereotype-filled comedy that's more depressing than funny.


Movie Info

A meek and lovable milquetoast married to an overbearing, overweight tyrant finds his life turned upside down when he meets the woman of his dreams in this romantic comedy starring Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Eddie Griffin. His entire life, Norbit (Murphy) has been picked on and put down, and after being bullied into marrying the most obnoxious woman in town (also Murphy) it appears as if that's the way things will remain until the day he dies. Upon meeting the one woman … More

Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor, some nudity and language)
Genre: Drama , Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Eddie Murphy, Charles Q. Murphy, Jay Scherick, David Ronn
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 5, 2007
Box Office: $95.3M
Runtime:
Dreamworks Distribution LLC - Official Site

Cast


as Norbit/Rasputia/Mr. ...

as Kate Thomas

as Big Jack Latimore

as Earl Latimore

as Deion Hughes

as Pope Sweet Jesus

as Lord Have Mercy

as Abe the Tailor

as Mrs. Henderson

as Mrs. Coleman

as Morris the Barber

as Mrs. Ling Ling Wong

as Norbit (Age 5)

as Norbit (Age 9)

as Rasputia (Age 10)

as Kate (Age 5)

as Event Organizer

as Excited Man on TV

as Boy at Schoolyard

as Rasputia Age 17

as Preacher

as Shop Owner

as Attendant

as Teen Attendant

as Kid at Water Park

as Ex-Wife

as Ex-Wife

as Beautician

as Beautician

as Beautician

as Little Girl in the P...

as Orphan Girl

as Moonbounce Kid

as Moonbounce Kid

as Moonbounce Kid

as Kissing Booth Girl

as Basketball Kid

as Basketball Kid

as Booty Shaker Girl

as Rib Shack Waitress

as Rib Shack Waitress

as Giovanni Staff Membe...

as Giovanni Staff Membe...

as Giovanni Staff Membe...

as Female Vocalist

as Male Vocalist

as Wedding Guest

as Wedding Guest

as Bar Patron

as Bar Patron

as Norbit Photo Double

as Rasputia Photo Doubl...

as Choir Member

as Choir Member

as Choir Member

as Choir Member

as Choir Member

as Choir Member

as Choir Member

as Choir Member

as Choir Member

as Choir Member

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as Choir Member

as Choir Member

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as Choir Member

as Floyd the Dog
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Critic Reviews for Norbit

All Critics (123) | Top Critics (34)

Even if you go back decades, body fascism has rarely been so brazen, or so unfunny. Horrifying.

Full Review… | March 8, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

It's offensively bad.

February 20, 2007
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

Like all of Murphy's recent films, there's also a sweet-if-predictable heart beating beneath the discount jokes.

Full Review… | November 16, 2012
Empire Magazine Australasia

If there's no limit to your love of fat jokes, this is the movie for you.

Full Review… | July 7, 2010
Boston Phoenix

The laughs are broad (pardon the pun), obtuse, and unsubtle.

Full Review… | January 15, 2008
Dark Horizons

It's small consolation when you have to sit through such a miserably unfunny movie, but at least the bad ideas here are relatively original.

Full Review… | May 31, 2007
Apollo Guide

Audience Reviews for Norbit

When I was in college, this film was playing in the student pub; I had nothing else better to do, so I watched it. Boy was that a bad choice. This film was poorly written, acted and directed with a bad cast. The result is one of the worst films that I have seen in recent memory. This is one of the most stupid comedies ever, and it's no wonder why Eddie Murphy's career is in such shambles. Norbit is a strained comedy right from the start. There's nothing funny about this film, in fact the only good thing about this film is the end credits. This is a painful comedy that I hated. The film suffers from a bad script, a poor cast and bad directing. There are no redeeming factors in this film. The film provides you with a waste of time, and there's nothing here that is fun, or entertaining. Norbit is an unfunny film that will depress you. This is simply put a comedy with no laughs or entertainment value whatsoever. Eddie Murphy is horrible on-screen, and this is by far one of the stupidest comedies I've seen. Norbit is a very forgettable film that doesn't deliver. The film is a pure waste of time from start to finish and shouldn't be watched by anyone looking for an effective comedy. Avoid this comedy; you'll be glad that you did. Eddie Murphy is a has been, and Norbit is proof to that. This is a film that is unwatchable, and definitely not worth your time.

TheDudeLebowski65
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

½

Been there done that......nutty professor zzzzzzz.

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer

½

Kind of mixed. It isn't as horrible and offensive as some people seem to be saying, but it isn't as funny either. I find with this one I kind of get bored watching it, though the high point for me is Raspucia. I actually think that character is kind of amusing - I don't think it's offensive that she is fat, I mean come on, it's a horrible character who just happens to be very overweight. That character would be just as horrible on a skinny girl. The bits that she (or he, as she, to be more exact) is not in are the bits that drag. Norbit is a dork - there is nothing interesting about him. The pimps are so so, Mr Wong is mildly offensive with his whaling. Thandie is distracting just by how stick thin she is, but she is nice in this.
It's a dumb comedy for those times you can't be bothered to think about a movie too hard. Bit of a laugh at some of the Rasputia stuff, but otherwise a bit on the bland side.

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Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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