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Big Fat Liar Reviews

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March 14, 2014
It's a feature best viewed on mute. Or not at all.
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 22, 2010
Really likeable family comedy set in cutthroat Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 29, 2009
So farfetched...
August 1, 2003
...for a so-called comedy, there are few laughs to be had.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
May 20, 2003
Billed as a family film, only very young children will be able to dive into the story without banging their heads.
| Original Score: 1/4
February 8, 2003
...a well-meaning but brain-dead film...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2003
Looks like a so-so TV movie that kept getting zeros put on its budget without the gags being added in equal measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 8, 2002
A hilarious film for anyone who remembers lying as a kid -- and anyone who wants to see a movie that's just plain fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
October 15, 2002
The makers of Big Fat Liar understand kids. That alone earns it a place in the list of genuinely funny comedies for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
September 13, 2002
Even adults will appreciate the comedy, and making a film that gets the whole family chuckling is tougher than it sounds.
| Original Score: 3/4
August 29, 2002
Uneven at best, but it has a certain giddy charm that makes it worth checking out.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 16, 2002
It's crafty, energetic and smart -- the kid is sort of like a fourteen-year old Ferris Bueller.
| Original Score: 3/4
July 4, 2002
It's more enjoyable than I expected, though, and that's because the laughs come from fairly basic comedic constructs. Cinematic pratfalls given a working over. The cast is spot on and the mood is laid back.
June 11, 2002
A fitfully amusing romp that, if nothing else, will appeal to fans of Malcolm in the Middle and its pubescent star, Frankie Muniz.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 9, 2002
Can’t quite work itself up to affirm that Lying is Bad, but proclaims with great conviction that The Truth Isn’t Overrated.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 16, 2002
...rarely rises above the level of a decent sitcom...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 1, 2002
The movie thinks it's being funny simply by throwing concepts up on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
March 4, 2002
Big Fat Liar is just futile silliness looking to tap into the kiddie sensibilities.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 2, 2002
I have yet to be disappointed by Paul Giamatti, regardless of the actual vehicle.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/5
February 23, 2002
Charming and funny (but ultimately silly) movie.
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