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Fanboys Reviews

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Joe Lozito
Big Picture Big Sound
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4

Bullz-Eye.com
January 22, 2013
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Anton Bitel
Little White Lies
September 7, 2010
in a manner that is both thoroughly entertaining and slyly confronting, FanBoys ends up being an affectionate lampoon of its own viewers and the lives that they live through the movies that they watch.
August 14, 2009
For those who get a gag like 'Looking for love in Alderaan places?' you don't have to worry if the movie is on your level or not.
| Original Score: B
Trent Griffiths
FILMINK (Australia)
June 5, 2009
At times the structure labours, but ultimately Fanboys rises above routine Hollywood fare because it never makes fun of the people it represents.
Jim Slotek
Jam! Movies
April 3, 2009
Fanboys does have a heart buried under all that dandruff and sexual frustration.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
Greg Quill
Toronto Star
April 3, 2009
Buoyed by infectious high spirits and self-deprecating humour, the film works in strange and perhaps unintentional ways, thanks largely to the sustained energy of the lead actors, and writers Ernest Cline and Adam F. Goldberg.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
March 11, 2009
The humor is fast and furious, especially the ingrained hatred between fans of "Star Wars" and "Star Trek."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
March 6, 2009
Pretty funny, as long as it focuses on geek-specific references ('Hey, it's Willow's spell book!').
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 27, 2009
Any film that turns R2-D2 into a lusty anatomical nickname can't be all bad.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jason Heck
Kansas City Star
February 27, 2009
t's the strong Star Wars/geek-centric nature of the film that helps it succeed.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
February 27, 2009
Fanboys ambles along on a decent sprinkling of chuckles. The tide of in-jokes are funny whether you get them or not because the real humor lies in how they reflect a fraternal code.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
February 22, 2009
This road movie heads in predictable directions but with unpredictable results.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Top Critic
Ty Burr
Boston Globe
February 19, 2009
Genial and potty-mouthed and dumb and sweet -- a rudely engaging road comedy with more inside Star Wars baseball than a convention hall full of Imperial Grand Moffs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
February 17, 2009
The kind of groovy, easygoing, good-hearted affair that manages to entertain despite its shortcomings. Fanboys will leave you with a smile across your face for ninety minutes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Avi Offer
NYC Movie Guru
February 6, 2009
An outrageously zany, razor sharp comedy and a must-see for Star Wars fans young and old. If you're among those Star Wars fans, then let the LAUGHTER be with you!
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
February 6, 2009
You'd think the weakest link in Fanboys would be that it's all in-jokes, but they're actually not so 'in' that a casual fan won't get them.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Louis B. Parks
Houston Chronicle
February 6, 2009
Even geeks enjoy poking fun at geeks. And they really know how.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Pete Hammond
Hollywood.com
February 6, 2009
The comic Force is with Fanboys, a hilarious and heartwarming film about the wondrous powers of movies that last a lifetime.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
JimmyO
JoBlo's Movie Emporium
February 6, 2009
Fanboys is not groundbreaking, but it doesn't need to be, what it needs to be is a loving tribute to a hopeful time.
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
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