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Fat Albert Reviews

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Time Out
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.
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Cosby cartoon comes to life in tween-centered story.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
I enjoyed Fat Albert - much to my surprise ...
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Time Out
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.
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
March 23, 2005
I'm happy to report that Fat Albert captures a lot of its source's melancholy appeal
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Glen Bucher
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.
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
Tenley Woodman
Boston Herald
December 27, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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David Germain
Associated Press
December 27, 2004
| Original Score: B-
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
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
December 26, 2004
Surprise! It's a lot better than anyone could have guessed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
December 24, 2004
An innocuous high-concept comedy.
Mack Bates
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
December 24, 2004
The actors playing the live-action incarnations of the show's characters do them justice.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
December 24, 2004
There are no bodily function jokes in Fat Albert, and not one disbelieving or stupid parental figure. As family fare goes, that alone may be worth the price of admission.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
December 24, 2004
There's much to enjoy in Fat Albert.
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
December 23, 2004
A pretty cool movie.
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
December 23, 2004
There are better, more artful movies in the theaters this bountiful holiday season, but few so generous-spirited and none that will leave you feeling so cheerful.
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
December 23, 2004
Call me a sap. Call me a sucker. But Fat Albert couldn't help but make me smile.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
December 23, 2004
Pure of heart, devoid of toilet humor, it sticks close enough to Bill Cosby's cartoon series to pass muster.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
December 23, 2004
The movie ambles along at a pleasant, undemanding pace, with good-natured humor.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Ron Yamauchi
Georgia Straight
January 15, 2005
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