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Phat Girlz Reviews

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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.
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 12, 2006
Uneven but lovable, "Phat Girlz" comes strutting on to the screen. As well it should.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
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
As the title hints, Phat Girlz is a plus-sized Cinderella.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
April 10, 2006
This is a disarming and, in its own way, delightful vehicle for its star and executive producer, the comedian and actress Mo'Nique. Who could hate this movie?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 8, 2006
Likké should be applauded for tackling a subject that's bristling with socio-political thorns and raises some provocative questions, particularly about what we find attractive in other people and why.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 7, 2006
There's a lot to laugh at and cheer for in this rousing comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 6, 2006
outrageous, wish fulfilling fun
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
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
May 12, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
May 6, 2006
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
May 6, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 29, 2006
looks cheap and falls apart after the first act.
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
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
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