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Norbit (2007)



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 who seems to accept him for who he is, Norbit is instilled with a newfound sense of hope for the future. In order to find true happiness, however, Norbit will first have to gather the courage to stand up to his monstrous spouse once and for all. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovimore
Rating: PG-13 (for crude and sexual humor, some nudity and language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Eddie Murphy, Charles Q. Murphy, Jay Scherick, David Ronn, Charlie Murphy
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 5, 2007
Box Office: $95.3M
Dreamworks Distribution LLC - Official Site


Eddie Murphy
as Norbit/Rasputia/Mr. ...
Thandie Newton
as Kate Thomas
Terry Crews
as Big Jack Latimore
Clifton Powell
as Earl Latimore
Cuba Gooding Jr.
as Deion Hughes
Eddie Griffin
as Pope Sweet Jesus
Katt Williams
as Lord Have Mercy
Floyd Levine
as Abe the Tailor
Pat Crawford Brown
as Mrs. Henderson
Jeanette Miller
as Mrs. Coleman
Michael Colyar
as Morris the Barber
Alexis Rhee
as Mrs. Ling Ling Wong
Khamani Griffin
as Norbit (Age 5)
Austin Reid
as Norbit (Age 9)
Lindsey Sims-Lewis
as Rasputia (Age 10)
China Anderson
as Kate (Age 5)
Kristen Schaal
as Event Organizer
Rob Huebel
as Excited Man on TV
Mason Knight
as Boy at Schoolyard
Yves Lola St. Vil
as Rasputia Age 17
Richard Gant
as Preacher
Susan Beaubian
as Shop Owner
John Gatins
as Attendant
Laura Ortiz
as Teen Attendant
Miles Robbins
as Kid at Water Park
Charlie Murphy
as Floyd the Dog
Smith Cho
as Ex-Wife
Esther Friedman
as Beautician
Lonnie Henderson
as Beautician
Carmen Rojas
as Beautician
Jesse Mendel
as Little Girl in the P...
Kayren Wallace
as Orphan Girl
Kendra McCulty
as Moonbounce Kid
Amanda Sawyer
as Moonbounce Kid
Cameron Ur
as Moonbounce Kid
Lisa Marie Fernandez
as Kissing Booth Girl
Taylor Kennedy
as Basketball Kid
Hakeem Washington
as Basketball Kid
Fumi Desalu
as Booty Shaker Girl
Sammy B. Wills
as Rib Shack Waitress
Shyann Shane Lee
as Rib Shack Waitress
Richard Corgiat
as Giovanni Staff Membe...
Marc De'Antone
as Giovanni Staff Membe...
Vince Micelli
as Giovanni Staff Membe...
Ollie Rasbury
as Female Vocalist
Donald Bell
as Male Vocalist
Ron Cole
as Wedding Guest
Eurydice Davis
as Wedding Guest
Angelo George
as Bar Patron
Anthony Vela
as Bar Patron
Virgil E. Carter
as Norbit Photo Double
Lauren Miller
as Rasputia Photo Doubl...
Sally Stevens
as Choir Member
Carmen Twillie
as Choir Member
John West
as Choir Member
Wendy Fraser
as Choir Member
Terri Koide
as Choir Member
Josef Powell
as Choir Member
Kathryn Bostic
as Choir Member
Terry Wood
as Choir Member
Gerald White
as Choir Member
Kipp Lennon
as Choir Member
Darryl Phinnessee
as Choir Member
Louis Price
as Choir Member
Oren Waters
as Choir Member
Craig L. Copeland
as Choir Member
Bob Joyce
as Choir Member
Guy Maeda
as Choir Member
Alvin Chea
as Choir Member
Donna Medine
as Choir Member
Charlie Murphy
as Floyd the Dog
Darryl Phinnessee
as Choir Member
Guy Maeda
as Choir Member
Maxine Waters
as Choir Member
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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.

Alex roy

Super Reviewer


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

Eric Alvarez
Eric Alvarez

Super Reviewer


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.

Nicki Marie

Super Reviewer

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