Run Fatboy Run (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Run Fatboy Run (2007)



Critic Consensus: Run, Fat Boy, Run features sporadic laughs, but is ultimately too formulaic and predictable.

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An overweight man leaves his fiancée on their wedding day, only to realize years later that she's the one and only woman of his dreams in a romantic comedy that reunites Big Nothing co-stars Simon Pegg and David Schwimmer, this time with Schimmer in the director's chair. It's not easy to win back a woman after leaving her at the altar, but when an out-of-shape man finally realizes just what a mistake he's made, he vows to run a high-profile marathon in order to convince his ex-fiancée that the rich and handsome man she's about to marry isn't the guy for her.

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Simon Pegg
as Dennis Doyle
Thandie Newton
as Elizabeth Olivia 'Libby' Odell
Ameet Chana
as Taxi Driver
India de Beaufort
as Maya Goshdashtidar
Simon Day
as Vincent
Ruth Sheen
as Claudine
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All Critics (149) | Top Critics (36)

This feeble premise limits the movie to perfunctory gags about the hero's sloth and some canned underdog drama.

December 17, 2008 | Full Review…
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Schwimmer's sliced cheese mediocrity gets him off the hook; not so for the usually inventive Pegg and Black and their arms race of bland jokes and cheap male nudity

March 31, 2008 | Rating: D | Full Review…
I.E. Weekly
Top Critic

Sure it's predictable. Sure it's a slight effort, but I still think it's pretty funny and charming.

March 31, 2008
Ebert & Roeper
Top Critic

One thing Schwimmer does do right is keep the story moving swiftly. You're in, you're out, no harm done -- unless you want that hour and a half back.

March 28, 2008 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
Chicago Sun-Times
Top Critic

Amiable, consistently amusing and surprisingly affecting, it has the flavor of a Nick Hornby novel, with its focus on an overgrown boy struggling to grow up and be a man.

March 28, 2008 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
USA Today
Top Critic

Run, Fat Boy, Run is the directorial debut of actor David Schwimmer, who is much better behind the camera than in front of it. Here, he's taken material best suited to sketch comedy and turned it into a feature of no small heart and humour.

March 28, 2008 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…
Toronto Star
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Audience Reviews for Run Fatboy Run

Average comedy, nothing special, none offensive and kind of a waste of time.

Stuart Brooks
Stuart Brooks

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All I can say is Its predictable and not Pegg's best film but its honestly quite funny

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Directors Cat

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That Indian guy was truly funny.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

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