Critics Consensus

This undercooked, sporadically funny road movie is a sop to Star Wars fanatics, but the uninitiated will find little to enjoy.



Total Count: 97


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A group of friends who are avid "Star Wars" fans travel west to see the Holy Grail of all sci-fi movies, "Star Wars: Episode I." The year is 1999 and for these death star dorks, the "Star Wars" films are more than just movies; they are a way of life. So, after one of the group takes sick, it is nothing short of a moral imperative that the friends break into George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch to watch the seminal sci-fi picture together before its release. Enlisting the help of an estranged friend, who has traded in his Darth Vader mask for a proper day job, the adventure lays way to some extremely funny situations, including an outrageous brawl with some hard-core Trekkies.


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  • Feb 06, 2017
    If, like the titular characters, you are a Star Wars super nerd, definitely give Fanboys a crack, otherwise, don't bother.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 28, 2013
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  • May 04, 2013
    Outrageously funny, Fanboys is a brilliant satirical comedy. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...a group of Star Wars fans awaiting the release of Star Wars Episode I - The Phantom Menace attempt to break into Skywalker ranch in order to steal a copy of the film so that their dying friend can get an advanced screening. The cast is full of comedic talent, including Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel, and Kristen Bell. Additionally, there are a ton of fanboy type cameos that are hilarious. All of the Star Wars comedy really works well and is rather clever, but there are also a lot of cliched nerd jokes that fall flat. Yet even with its flaws, the force is strong with this film; Fanboys is a sincere and wildly entertaining tribute to the fan community.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • May 25, 2012
    interesting concept but overall the film doesn't really treat the viewer with any respect. full of unfunny setups and cameos that don't offer anything. I really thought this would be a fun film to watch but for the most part this is only barely watchable
    Brendan N Super Reviewer

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