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Phat Girlz Reviews

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September 17, 2007
It does suffer ... from actually having way too much heart and not enough soul, its identity lost far beneath its ambitions for affirmation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 1, 2007
Although Phat Girlz...looks to have been made on a shoestring, with muddy, unflattering lighting (by two cinematographers), there is nonetheless something to be commended here.
August 11, 2006
Almost stunning in its determination to be the ultimate wish-fulfillment fantasy vehicle for plus-sized African-American women...
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 28, 2006
Skinny on plot, story, directing and some of the acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 29, 2006
looks cheap and falls apart after the first act.
April 13, 2006
even though this movie is a bit of a mess, it turns out to be unexpectedly sweet and funny. Its very amateurishness gives it freshness and authenticity.
Read More | Original Score: B
April 13, 2006
[Mo'Nique's] sassy forte may be talking so straight-up she sounds crazy, but she seems a little advanced to be doing 'yo mama' jokes.
April 13, 2006
While it's a pleasure to watch the likeable Kendra Johnson open up and come out of her shell, Phat Girlz belongs to Mo'Nique, a grating, belligerent woman who alternates self-deprecating fat jokes with drama-queen meltdowns and simpering pleas for
Read More | Original Score: C-
April 12, 2006
Uneven but lovable, "Phat Girlz" comes strutting on to the screen. As well it should.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
April 12, 2006
Jazmin's so fat that the movie reduces her to a single discernible characteristic, which is a telltale mark of many a wholly awful comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 11, 2006
Outrageous comedy? damn right!!! I'm outraged that there's no comedy here AT ALL!!!!
Read More | Original Score: 0/5
April 11, 2006
The first word of the movie's title stands for Pretty Hot and Thick. The second word is never spelled out, but it could mean Good Intentions Ruined by Lousy Zingers.
April 10, 2006
I'm recommending it, barely, because I think it speaks pretty well to a certain audience and does so from the heart.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 10, 2006
Just a protracted fat joke.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 10, 2006
Barely written and stiffly directed by Nnegest Likké, Phat Girlz is an undernourished comedy about a sassy, overweight heroine.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 10, 2006
A thin comedy about a size-plus heroine.
April 10, 2006
As the title hints, Phat Girlz is a plus-sized Cinderella.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 10, 2006
A slapdash female empowerment comedy that's crudely executed on every level.
Read More | Original Score: 0.5/4
April 10, 2006
The film is amateurishly directed and sluggishly paced with an anorexic plot. Even the photography, sound and costumes are substandard.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 10, 2006
Beneath the movie's broad humor and meanspirited put-downs lies an uplifting story about learning to like yourself for who you are, not what you look like.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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