Fat Albert Reviews

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Top Critic
November 17, 2011
A lot like the comedian's best work: amusing, appropriate for kids, and far more spiritually nourishing and less insulting than typical Hollywood fare.
December 24, 2010
Cosby cartoon comes to life in tween-centered story.
April 29, 2009
A bad movie, but I've seen much worse.
April 16, 2009
Director Joel Zwick ("My Big Fat Greek Wedding") helms this redundant and distinctively shabby movie that wasn't even filmed in Philly.
October 18, 2008
I enjoyed Fat Albert - much to my surprise ...
May 20, 2008
At the end of this weak comedy is a strange and touching scene in which Bill Cosby and his childhood pals from Philadelphia, now elderly men, gather at the grave of Albert Robertson, the real-life inspiration for Cosby's bighearted Fat Albert.
March 1, 2007
The movie is bland and boring, relying on lame jokes and a nonsensical story to carry the day.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
The Cosby touch (he's co-writer and co-executive producer) is in full effect, schmaltz notwithstanding, as Albert and the gang run through their series of pleasantly diverting escapades.
January 17, 2006
The original cartoons are better.
September 16, 2005
Fat Albert is the kind of movie that gives hackwork a bad name.
March 23, 2005
I'm happy to report that Fat Albert captures a lot of its source's melancholy appeal
February 8, 2005
Innocently directionless.
January 15, 2005
January 15, 2005
Its messages are innocuous and may hold the attention of the littlest viewers, but older audience members may find themselves repulsed by their nostalgia.
January 15, 2005
Can Cosby seriously believe that this is an idea worthy of his most lasting creation?
January 15, 2005
Overall, it is a fun and safe film for young audiences that will also entertain the parents who grew up watching the cartoon, but it probably will not win over any new adult fans.
January 10, 2005
... reminiscent of The Brady Bunch movie, but there's no sense of satire or self-parody to the execution.
January 9, 2005
This a fun popcorn movie with a PG rating you can feel safe taking the kids to see. And - hey it is fun for adults too.
January 8, 2005
...frivolous but flat family fare. So hey, hey, hey-it's flaccid Fat Albert!
January 5, 2005
...Albert's jolly `Hey! Hey! Hey!' sounds suspiciously like a carnival barker's call.
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