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Norbit Reviews

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Jason Zingale
February 10, 2007
Murphy may be having the time of his life under all this drag, but that doesn't mean the audience is sharing the experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
February 9, 2007
Eddie Murphy plays three roles in his latest Nutty Professor clone, titled Norbit. And Eddie Griffin still steals his movie from him.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Sam Adams
Los Angeles Times
February 8, 2007
Surely some humanitarian organization will recognize the selflessness with which Murphy has taken three of the movie's major roles, thus saving two other actors from a nasty black mark on their résumés.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
February 9, 2007 on a basic level, but I left it very sad.
Full Review | Original Score: 72/100
Tyler Hanley
Palo Alto Weekly
February 9, 2007
Eddie Murphy's finest example of multi-role playing is still his first, 1988's Coming to America. Compared to that comedic gem, Norbit is little more than excess weight.
| Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
February 10, 2007
Norbit takes the idea behind The Nutty Professor 2 -- that Eddie Murphy can play just about every character in the movie -- and strips it of all charm and humor.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post
February 9, 2007
This borderline-PG-13 comedy demands the sort of sociological scrutiny that often has the moviegoer looking for a fun night out rolling her eyes. And granting Norbit consideration feels like swinging a sledgehammer at a microbe.
| Original Score: .5/4
Pete Hammond
March 2, 2007
A one-dimensional bad news comedy.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 8, 2007
Eddie Murphy has taken his love for playing multiple roles, Jerry Lewis, crude humor, himself, and -- to be charitable -- his deeply conflicted feelings about women, and made a movie that is disgusting, unfunny, dull, and an appalling waste of talent.
| Original Score: D
Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia
November 16, 2012
Like all of Murphy's recent films, there's also a sweet-if-predictable heart beating beneath the discount jokes.
| Original Score: 2/5
Brooke Holgerson
Boston Phoenix
July 7, 2010
If there's no limit to your love of fat jokes, this is the movie for you.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
February 9, 2007
A few more movies like Norbit and Eddie Murphy won't have a fanbase to kick around anymore.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
February 9, 2007
Murphy looks like he's in pain, and he probably is -- latex cellulite can't be fun to wear -- but his anguish is as much existential as physical, trapped inside a lumbering vehicle that offers a morbidly obese harpy as the main comic attraction.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
February 20, 2007
It's offensively bad.
George Palathingal
Sydney Morning Herald
February 23, 2007
Murphy finally has nothing to prove in front of the camera, which makes his fondness for wearing extreme prosthetics to play multiple roles in a film bursting with cheap, obvious gags increasingly baffling.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Kam Williams
February 11, 2007
Eddie portrays three of the leads including a sassy, oversexed, super-sized sister in an unmitigated disaster which makes characters with darker skin the butt of virtually every joke.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Eric D. Snider
February 10, 2007
When it comes to spectacularly unfunny comedy, the supposedly very funny Eddie Murphy sure knows how to pick 'em.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Brian Orndorf
February 8, 2007
Norbit ends up a patchy oddity, but remains the closest Eddie Murphy has come to recapturing his mislaid sense of danger.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Kit Bowen
February 9, 2007
Eddie Murphy in another fat suit? What could possibly go wrong with that? Oh, plenty, let me tell you.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
February 16, 2007
Murphy's phenomenal talent is still on display, but mainly as an example of how he's wasted it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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