Big Fat Liar - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Big Fat Liar Reviews

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December 22, 2010
Really likeable family comedy set in cutthroat Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
December 30, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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
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.
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.
February 14, 2002
The first thing to remember is that this is a fantasy. The second is that this is made for the pre-teen market and this type of thing is just their cup of tea.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 12, 2002
This is one of the rarest kinds of films: a family-oriented non-Disney film that is actually funny without hitting below the belt.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 11, 2002
A good, solid family film. Youngsters should find it hilarious and adults should be suitably amused.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
February 11, 2002
[A]n utterly charming and hilarious film that reminded me of the best of the Disney comedies from the 60s.
February 10, 2002
A movie smallfry ages 6 to 10 think is terrific, and at the same time a movie that won't cause the accompanying parents to become homicidal.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2002
No earth-shattering accomplishment, but an unusually smart movie that the whole family can go to without a single person getting bored or talked down to.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 9, 2002
An infinitely wittier version of the Home Alone formula.
Read More | Original Score: 74/100
February 8, 2002
A pretty decent kid-pleasing, tolerable-to-adults lark of a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: B
February 8, 2002
Manages to be sweet and wickedly satisfying at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 8, 2002
So much better than this sort of thing usually is that it counts as a big fat surprise.
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