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Kazaam Reviews

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Mary Flannery
Philadelphia Daily News
May 29, 2013
Kazaam puts up a brick.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
As for Shaquille O'Neal, given his own three wishes the next time, he should go for a script, a director and an interesting character.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
This is as witless as movies come -- an unamusing, moronic blend of horrible acting and inept screenwriting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
John Ferguson
Radio Times
July 22, 2014
Ultimately this is a kids-only affair.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com
July 28, 2002
| Original Score: 1/5
Barry McIlheney
Empire Magazine
May 29, 2013
Dismal.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
May 8, 2008
| Original Score: 1/5
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
The story blares its lessons like a shameless after-school TV special.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
One thing is for certain: When a genie movie doesn't come up with satisfying wishes, it's a sure sign it's not really interested in genies but in putting a seven-foot basketball player in a funny outfit.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jack Mathews
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
The gloomy psychology detracts from the film's magic elements.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
January 14, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
Oz
eFilmCritic.com
January 1, 2000
This is a dull, meritless movie that is bafflingly labeled a comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Ryan Cracknell
Movie Views
August 4, 2003
| Original Score: 0/5
Madeleine Williams
Cinematter
January 1, 2000
Kazaam is a genie movie that doesn't have a spark of magic.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
January 1, 2000
Only Shaquille O'Neal works at his part, the rest of the cast barely work up a sweat.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2000
It's full of special effects that are big on smoke and noise, but short on logic and payoff. Scenes are sloppily edited, as if to imply that lower standards can acceptably be palmed off on kiddie audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
January 1, 2000
Oh well, at least NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neal can still tell people he made his big-screen debut in Blue Chips.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Esther Iverem
Washington Post
January 22, 2002
The movie's producers could use a genie of their own. Surely, if granted three wishes, they could have produced a better film.
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