Big Fat Liar - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Big Fat Liar Reviews

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Brian Orndorf
Blu-ray.com
March 14, 2014
It's a feature best viewed on mute. Or not at all.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Really likeable family comedy set in cutthroat Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
So farfetched...
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
August 1, 2003
...for a so-called comedy, there are few laughs to be had.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
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
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online
February 8, 2003
...a well-meaning but brain-dead film...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Harry Guerin
RTÉ (Ireland)
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
Heather Wadowski
Film Threat
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
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer
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
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
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
Kevin N. Laforest
Montreal Film Journal
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
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
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.
Neil Smith
BBC.com
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
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
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-
Larry Carroll
Countingdown.com
April 16, 2002
...rarely rises above the level of a decent sitcom...
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather
April 1, 2002
The movie thinks it's being funny simply by throwing concepts up on the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
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
Shirley Sealy
Film Journal International
February 23, 2002
Charming and funny (but ultimately silly) movie.
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