Shallow Hal Reviews

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November 16, 2019
Obviously no one bothered to tell Bobby and Peter Farrelly to stick to what they do best in film making - insanity, stupidity and raunchy bathroom jokes.
June 12, 2018
A movie that meanders from one sight gag to the next, many of which you've already seen in the commercials.
December 28, 2010
Romantic comedy is pretty tame for Farrelly Bros.
October 18, 2008
With the relatively untested Black coming on awfully strong, the lack of directorial finesse lets the enterprise down, creating some clunky scenes and dead air where laughs might have been expected.
January 13, 2007
The Farrellys take an artistic step backward with this soft, disappointingly sentimental comedy about the true nature of beauty; they seem to have forgotten their roots in the outrageous and gross-out.
December 30, 2006
June 24, 2006
The film is not as funny as their best, but fascinates in the discomforting way it foregrounds the brothers' normally buried, facile moral dialectic.
May 26, 2006
[An] insulting new comedy from Bobby and Peter Farrelly.
December 6, 2005
February 13, 2003
There's just about enough charm and laughs here to keep Farrelly fans happy. Even the fat ones.
February 8, 2003
January 12, 2003
In delivering their message, the Farrelly Brothers seem to have compromised their nothing-is-sacred comedy spirit, but at least their hearts are in the right place.
October 30, 2002
October 14, 2002
When the final act descends into preachiness, it's nearly earned the indulgence.
August 17, 2002
The key to enjoying Shallow Hal is to discard as many expectations as you can about a Farelly Brothers film.
July 3, 2002
Shallow Hal is the most endearing portrait of outcasts since last year's Ghost World.
June 29, 2002
No comedy classic, but the Farrelly Brothers are on the right track here by bringing heart into their filmmaking. 'Shallow Hal's' deep message surprised me.
June 22, 2002
June 20, 2002
In the end it might be a little too nice for its own good, but by then we've fallen for these people hook, line and sinker.
June 10, 2002
although the ad campaign makes it appear the movie is an outrageous attack on the obese, in truth "Hal" saves its sharpest jabs for the small-minded and mean-spirited.
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