Big Fat Liar (2002)



Critic Consensus: Though there's nothing that offensive about Big Fat Liar, it is filled with Hollywood cliches and cartoonish slapstick, making it strictly for kids.

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Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf? Not Jason Shepherd. This 14-year-old thinks on his feet and when he has to prove that sleazy Hollywood producer Marty Wolf stole his class paper and is turning it into the blockbuster movie "Big Fat Liar", he is ready for battle. Traveling to Los Angeles from his home in Michigan with his best friend Kaylee, Jason tries to break into show business--literally. The result? Through a hilarious series of pranks and ruses, Jason brings one of Hollywood's most powerful producers to his knees.
PG (for some language)
Comedy , Kids & Family
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Frankie Muniz
as Jason Shepherd
Paul Giamatti
as Marty Wolf
Amanda Bynes
as Kaylee
Amanda Detmer
as Monty Kirkham
Donald Faison
as Frank Jackson
Sandra Oh
as Mrs. Caldwell
Russell Hornsby
as Marcus Duncan
Michael Bryan French
as Harry Shepherd
Christine Tucci
as Carol Shepherd
Lee Majors
as Vince
Amy Hill
as Jocelyn Davis
Marissa Parker
as Reporter
John Cho
as Dustin Wong
Matthew Frauman
as Lester Golub
Don Yesso
as Rocco Malone
Rebecca Corry
as Astrid Barker
as Grandma Pearl
Taran Killam
as Bret Callaway
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Janie Shepherd
Ned Brower
as Rudy
John Gatins
as Tow Truck Driver
Andre Rosey Brown
as Security Guard
Steven Shenbaum
as Tram Guide
Jake Miner
as Aaron
Ted Rooney
as Boring Teacher
Marisa Petroro
as reporter
Randall Newsome
as Photographer
Michelle Griffin
as Shandra Duncan
Mike Smith
as Limo Driver
Andrea Sevilla
as Housekeeper
Pamela Paulshock
as Female Extra
Eric Stabenau
as Stunt Man
Pat O'Brien
as Himself
Brian Turk
as The Masher
Sandy Gimpel
as Old Lady
Tim Haldeman
as Suburban Dad
Pat Falls
as Chopper Stunt Man
Corinne Reilly
as Wolf Party Guest
Shawn Levy
as Wolf Party Guest
Dustin Diamond
as Wolf Party Guest
Bart Myer
as Wolf Party Guest
Kenan Thompson
as Partygoer
Kanan Hooker
as ninja kid
Houston Hooker
as ninja kid
C.J. Picerni
as Party Kid
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Critic Reviews for Big Fat Liar

All Critics (92) | Top Critics (22)

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Full Review… | February 8, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | July 20, 2005
Houston Chronicle
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Full Review… | February 20, 2004
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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March 4, 2002
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

[A]n utterly charming and hilarious film that reminded me of the best of the Disney comedies from the 60s.

February 11, 2002
Ebert & Roeper
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Full Review… | February 9, 2002
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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Audience Reviews for Big Fat Liar

A good comedy, not great!

Bethany Murphy
Bethany Murphy

Super Reviewer


I loved this as a kid, but now as I watch it again, it's not that good. It has it's moments though. The whole "blue" part with Paul Giamatti makes it hilarious. Grade: B-

Matt Goodman
Matt Goodman

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weak plot not good acting

erika bruhns
erika bruhns

Super Reviewer

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