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.
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.
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.
January 5, 2005
The sermonizing on behalf of good clean fun and hard old effort (Cosby co-wrote the script) is as faded as Big Al's sweater after too many days on earth.
January 3, 2005
Bad in such a bizarre way, it almost becomes fascinating.
December 27, 2004
December 27, 2004
December 27, 2004
The movie feels small and flat.
December 27, 2004
Squeaky-clean but uninspired.
December 27, 2004
Every move toward promoting acceptance of differences comes with a conflicting idea.
December 24, 2004
This movie is as lame as it is tame.
December 24, 2004
Fat Albert manages to talk down to two generations of pop-cult consumers - the Boomers and the Gen-Xers - while leaving no reason for their uncategorized offspring to join in on the Hey! Hey! Hey! chants.
December 24, 2004
It's unlikely anyone over the age of 12 will find much to cheer about in the bland, sanitized moralizing this revamp of the decades-old Saturday morning cartoon show delivers.
December 24, 2004
Not much of a movie, but maybe it'll shame TV Land into putting the gang back on the tube.
December 24, 2004
With its chronic product placement, including a sledgehammer ad for the original series on DVD, Fat Albert seems to center on helping kids become better shoppers rather than better people.
December 24, 2004
A 10-minute cartoon expanded into an especially long and deadly after-school special.
December 24, 2004
Somewhere in its quest to be educational, Fat Albert forgot to be entertaining.
December 24, 2004
There's much to enjoy in Fat Albert.
December 24, 2004
Although Fat Albert is smart enough to poke fun at itself director Joel Zwick can't quite conjure up any modern relevance.
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