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Big Fat Liar Reviews

February 11, 2002
[A]n utterly charming and hilarious film that reminded me of the best of the Disney comedies from the 60s.
February 8, 2002
Manages to be sweet and wickedly satisfying at the same time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 8, 2002
Unless you're part of the Nickelodeon Nation, the cold, hard truth is you're better off dropping your 'tween at the multiplex and spending that hour and a half doing something more worthwhile.
February 8, 2002
A children's movie that's almost worth seeing even when not accompanied by a child.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2002
Never pushes its pranks far enough to reach laugh-out-loud success and never gives its actors enough comedic support.
February 8, 2002
Becomes a progression of increasingly elaborate slapstick stunts, in the brutal, noisy Home Alone vein, in which the complexity of the pranks rarely yields a commensurate comic reward.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 8, 2002
In gleefully, thumpingly hyperbolic terms, it covers just about every cliche in the compendium about crass, jaded movie types and the phony baloney movie biz.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
February 8, 2002
I'd be the one lying if I said that Muniz and his inspired payback aren't sometimes funny.
February 8, 2002
The overall effect is less like a children's movie than a recruitment film for future Hollywood sellouts.
February 8, 2002
Where there's dumb and dumber, there's invariably dumbest, a case in point being Big Fat Liar.
February 8, 2002
Feels at times like a giant commercial for Universal Studios, where much of the action takes place.
February 8, 2002
The movie's charm is that it has confidence in this goofy story and doesn't push it too hard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
February 8, 2002
The sort of movie that hands critics a dagger and invites them to plunge right in.
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
February 8, 2002
A lame collection of dumber-than-dumb gags, the quality of Big Fat Liar is on par with that of the worst television sit-com gorged to four times its normal size.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
February 7, 2002
It's no surprise, alas, that Mr. Muniz and Ms. Bynes seem considerably smarter than the frantic knockabout comedy in which they find themselves trapped.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
February 7, 2002
Plays so flat, so to close its 'movie message' formula, that it seems as if we've seen this movie before.
February 7, 2002
It's hard to think of two young actors who could pump as much life into a movie as Frankie Muniz and Amanda Bynes do in Big Fat Liar.
February 7, 2002
The result is so tame that even slightly wised-up kids would quickly change the channel.
February 7, 2002
A harmless and mildly amusing family comedy.
February 7, 2002
A funny, slick and generally entertaining updating of that overly familiar fable long used to teach children to tell the truth.
February 7, 2002
Let's call [Muniz] the next-generation Fred Savage.
Full Review | Original Score: D
February 4, 2002
A big fat pain.