Zoolander Reviews

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
June 28, 2013
About as dumb as dumb comedies can get, Zoolander suffers from a weak plot and even weaker characters, yet the performances by Stiller, Wilson and the extremely funny Will Ferrell more than make up for it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
A surprisingly entertaining movie, but edgy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nick Rogers
December 18, 2010
Ben Stiller often forgoes go-for-broke comedy for the sake of getting rich. Not so in "Zoolander," which is not only Cuba Gooding Jr. and Billy Zane's best work of the last decade, but what remains Stiller's flat-out funniest film - down to the DVD menu.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Top Critic
Wally Hammond
Time Out
October 18, 2008
A fashion spoof draped over the bones of a puerile conspiracy adventure, this vanity comedy fails at every level barring its incidental details.

August 14, 2008
It's patchy, but when it hits, Zoolander is as funny as any Frat Pack picture.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
December 30, 2006
At times Zoolander threatens to disappear up its own catwalk, but it's often very funny stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Emanuel Levy
July 12, 2006
This light silly and fluffy satire of the fashion industry targets for a change not the female but male models.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Chris Gore
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
A success -- if you like dumb fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer
December 6, 2004
Stiller ... is able to demonstrate contempt for the folly of the Industry of Image even as he shows affection for the people that are in it.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
December 30, 2003
Some funny moments, but misses a chance to really skewer its subject.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Szymanski
August 29, 2003
I have two words for "Zoolander": Stoo Pid!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Brian Mckay
March 19, 2003
Where did the wit go? Where did the cleverness behind the laughter go? Gaylord Focker, help us! Mr. Furious, SAVE US!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
The film is dumb and generally unfunny, but it has its moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
October 30, 2002
It's undeniably stupid, admittedly, but also a lot of fun. Recommended.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
October 15, 2002
It is a treat to laugh out loud at the movie's deceptively simple-minded goofiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
September 10, 2002
Less than halfway though I was checking my watch in boredom and wondering how if there was much more to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
A piquant parody that puts the letter F into FUN, Zoolander is off-the-wall nonsense from go to whoa.
Joshua Tyler
August 12, 2002
A film with good intentions and fairly meaningless execution.
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 2, 2002
One of the most amusing satires of the year.
August 2, 2002
Ben AND Jerry Stiller, what more can one ask for?
| Original Score: 3/4
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