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Fat Albert Reviews

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Top Critic
Scott Von Doviak
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com
January 3, 2005
Bad in such a bizarre way, it almost becomes fascinating.
Angela Baldassarre
January 3, 2005
'Fat Albert' is a massive bore that moves from one predictable scenario to another.**
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 2, 2005
Sweet, low-key and funny and should entertain its audience. If it ever finds one.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
January 2, 2005
At heart a good intentioned family film
Full Review| Original Score: 6/10
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
December 31, 2004
[L]aunches itself into the stratosphere of idiocy when it ends up making itself entirely moot...
December 31, 2004
You're gonna have a good time (at least some of the time) while they do their thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
December 28, 2004
Na, na, na, gonna have a good time? Nay, nay, nay.
| Original Score: 0.5/4
Annette Cardwell
December 27, 2004
Hey, hey, hey -- bombs away.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Eric D. Snider
December 27, 2004
Fails in every possible way -- fails to be funny, fails to be interesting, fails to speak to its potential audience. It is, as Mushmouth would say, a pebeece of crabap.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
December 27, 2004
A thin bit of nostalgia.
Steven Snyder
Zertinet Movies
December 27, 2004
So bad and gutless that it makes one wonder if director Joel Zwick intentionally tried to make the least interesting, and most grating movie possible.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
December 27, 2004
I'm told the original Fat Albert had wit and a keen sense of the problems kids deal with, but the movie's 'real world' is a bland, idealized place where the biggest problem young people face is getting picked on.
| Original Score: 1/4
Top Critic
Kevin Crust
Los Angeles Times
December 27, 2004
The movie feels small and flat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
December 27, 2004
An inoffensive void through which you sail without effort or interest.
| Original Score: 2/4
Top Critic
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
December 27, 2004
Squeaky-clean but uninspired.
Top Critic
Carla Meyer
San Francisco Chronicle
December 27, 2004
Every move toward promoting acceptance of differences comes with a conflicting idea.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harvey S. Karten
December 27, 2004
Should prove to be great fun for kids, especially for those who want to know what their dads used to watch on Saturday-morning TV.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
December 27, 2004
The script... is so full of empowerment messages that nobody noticed the plot makes no sense.
| Original Score: 1/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
December 27, 2004
'We're gonna have a good time!' Fat Albert promises in the musical number that kicks off 'Fat Albert.' Unfortunately, the next 90 minutes prove he's just a big fat liar.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
December 27, 2004
Though inoffensive, it's also flat and rather tedious...the movie isn't ready for the junkyard, but it isn't very fresh, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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