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Bubble Boy Reviews

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April 29, 2009
A fun and oddly entertaining twist on the road trip film.
December 11, 2007
The film is only sporadically funny, and it's frequently in poor taste, but it's got energy to spare, and Gyllenhaal's performance gives it a soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
March 10, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
December 17, 2002
Bubble Boy is a strange, bizarre, twisted romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
February 5, 2002
(Bubble Boy) squanders its strongest moments but at least has the courage to attempt strong moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 6, 2002
Hayes shows a deft touch with both cartoony slapstick and character-based comedy and manages to create moments of real poignancy in between.
December 9, 2001
Despite what his mother taught him, despite the evil and injustice he encounters in the world, little Jimmy Livingston is kind and understanding and tolerant of others. That's the moral.
September 2, 2001
The most underrated film of the year. While it's not a great film by any stretch of the imagination, it is a comedy that had me laughing hard and often.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 27, 2001
Words that come to mind...are politically incorrect, subversive and anarchistic.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
August 25, 2001
bright, frantic, innocent, occasionally gross, wickedly observant and just plain nuts
Full Review | Original Score: B
August 24, 2001
If you're looking for Schindler's List here, please stay home.
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August 24, 2001
Has a goofy and over-the-top way of making its point, but as long as you're not stuck on it fitting a particular mould, it's a fun - and meaningful - ride.
Read More | Original Score: 74/100
August 24, 2001
You may be surprised at how closely it resembles Pee-wee's Big Adventure in spirit.
August 24, 2001
It's impossible not to respond to Gyllenhaal's sweetness, wide eyes and dazzling smile, or to imagine anyone whose looks or personality would be more perfectly suited to the role.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2001
Both sweet and satirical, with a na´ve hero in the mold of Tim Burton's more tragically tinged Edward Scissorhands.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 24, 2001
Has a heart that swells as big as Jimmy's plastic prison.
August 24, 2001
Buried under all this nonsense appears to be a message about acceptance and viewing people as individuals.
August 24, 2001
It's got a brain that occasionally works, a ticker that sometimes pulses, and a nose intermittently keen to the whiff of hypocrisy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 24, 2001
Utterly stupid and devoid of any redeeming features, Bubble Boy manages to be much better than it has any right to be.
August 23, 2001
You won't bust a gut laughing, but there are some good cracks in this silly story.
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