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Kazaam Reviews

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January 27, 2017
The special effects for this film still hold up, but not enough to show potential in Shaq's acting range!
December 21, 2016
The humor is really bad, Shaquille O'Neal's acting and rapping are atrocious, and Shaq's role in this movie can be considered extremely racist and pedophilic. This movie is a disgrace to genies everywhere!
November 30, 2016
Hellll yaaa. Shaq is my papa
July 19, 2016
Shaquille O'Neal's finest work.
June 1, 2016
This is solid proof that Shaq can't act, and that he should've just stuck with basketball
October 25, 2015
Truly a cinematic masterpiece. Shaquille O'Neal is an actor of the ages, he portrays the role of a rapping genie like nobody else could have. I would've liked to see a sex scene thrown in there too between Shaq and a stray dog, but you can't have everything, can you? It is truly the best film on this planet, and anyone who hasn't seen it is out of their mind. To be perfectly honest, my one wish in life wouldn't be to win a million dollars, or to marry the girl of my dreams, or to even have every small puppy in the world, no. What I want, is that in 500 years, for Kazaam to be the movie shown in elementary schools to represent my generation. I would rate this TWENTY-five stars if I could. In short, I freaking love Kazaam.
August 22, 2015
classic film to watch Shaq be a rapping Genie of the boombox. a good bad movie.
½ August 9, 2015
the worst movie ive ever seen
June 4, 2015
The trail-blazer of crappy movies staring athletes.
½ May 1, 2015
No one comes off looking good in this dud.
½ January 11, 2015
Ya' know, when you're really good at something, stick with it. Just because you excel at, let's say, coal mining, doesn't mean you should think, "Hmmmm, you know what? I'm SO good at coal mining, I'm gonna branch out and become a brain surgeon." So I'm sorry, but when superstar athlete, 7-foot-tall, 324-pound Shaquille O'Neal decided he could act? Someone should have let the guy know that's not how life works. And oh, by the way, you have the acting abilities of a tree stump. The inimitable yet often misunderstood "Shaq" stars in this film travesty as a genie who gives a picked-on boy three wishes. Well my three wishes are: 1) That the United Nations bans Shaq from ever stepping in front of a camera anywhere on Earth ever again, 2) That every athletic contract include a clause preventing athletes from pursuing film careers, and 3) That Lena gets a lifetime Grammy, it's long overdue. And so you're producing "Kazaam" and you get a giant acting novice to star, so who do you hire to direct, to help bring forth what you hope will be a good performance from this lumbering jackass? Starsky! F*cking Starsky! Yes, '70s TV icon Paul Michael Glaser directs. And just to top things off, they throw in a cameo by boyband the Backdoor Boys...er, I mean the Backstreet Boys. So that's supposed to be the recipe for a smash hit film: a jock who can't act, a '70s TV reject, and a talentless '90s 'N Sync ripoff. Okaaaaaaaay. Needless to say, I cannot recommend this film, not even to watch as a joke just to see how bad a movie can be. If you want to do that, watch "Beaches."
½ December 29, 2014
Not very good, has not aged well, but still kinda fun for light, family fare that's very reflective of the time it came out.
½ December 19, 2014
that's waht the poster sayed... and they are F****** Liars
½ December 3, 2014
This was really a charming average movie designed more for kids than adults, but you can enjoy it if your with your 10 year old and enjoy a fantasy. The basic premise is as obvious as the title with Shaquille O'Neal playing the title role and you didn't need to really be an Oscar winner for the role. Besides, anything with Francis Capra can't be all bad, just look at his work on Veronica Mars! Capra was a really cute kid and I found my own son could relate to him as he came across warm and accessible. As For O'Neal, this is a similar role as he played in Steel. If you saw one movie, you saw his style in the other. There is a reason Basketball pay him so much and he'll follow yo that career with one in Law Enforcement, but if you need a big friendly guy for a fantasy movie, he will be your ticket.
August 20, 2014
Epicly bad....its just so bad it's funny....shaq just can't act and the plot is preposterous
½ July 8, 2014
Just. Awful. Awful awful awful awful awful awful awful. Godawful. Awful.
May 1, 2014
Half assed 90s kids movie with Shaq as a rapping genie. Need I say anymore? One of Shaq's many career ruining shots at acting.
½ April 28, 2014
When Max, is chased by bullies into an abandoned warehouse. He bumps into an old boom box and manages to release Kazaam (Shaquille O'Neal), a genie who has been held captive for thousands of years. In order to stay free, Kazaam must give Max three wishes. don't waste your time with this.
April 23, 2014
It's not good, but the level of hate people have for it kinda baffles me. Trust me: there were MUCH worse movies that came out of 1996.
½ March 15, 2014
There are a lot of reason of why NBA players should do commercial instead of doing a movie. But for this movie gives a perfect example why.
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