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Shallow Hal Reviews

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December 28, 2010
Romantic comedy is pretty tame for Farrelly Bros.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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.
February 13, 2003
There's just about enough charm and laughs here to keep Farrelly fans happy. Even the fat ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
October 14, 2002
When the final act descends into preachiness, it's nearly earned the indulgence.
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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.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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 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.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
May 30, 2002
It has moments of sweetness, and moments of hilarious comedy; but when it comes down to it, the tendency to use gross-out tactics makes it hardly worth sitting through.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
May 29, 2002
While saying that appearances don't matter, the Farrellys prove that appearances are everything.
Read More | Original Score: 4/10
April 2, 2002
Amor Ciego pretende ser moralista, lo que choca con los Farrelly, para quienes significa un retroceso en su carrera, que de por si no tiene nada de extraordinaria.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 24, 2002
There's something about this well-meaning and even engaging new film from Bobby and Peter Farrelly that doesn't quite work.
February 26, 2002
Don't expect me to say this too often, but I hope the Farrellys maintain their immaturity, if only because they do it so well.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
February 14, 2002
si lo que buscan son guarradas gratuitas y humor corporal, quizá salgan contrariados, o hasta algo confundidos con el tono moral y la idea central que expresa la película.
February 4, 2002
Disguised as a gross-out comedy simply in order to get made, it's a heartfelt portrait of living in our own skin.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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