Shallow Hal Reviews

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November 9, 2001
It's big-hearted, and it's funny.
November 9, 2001
Created in the broadest strokes imaginable, Shallow Hal lacks even a vestige of subtlety and is rarely so much as amusing.
November 8, 2001
There are enough moments of demented comedy to make you aspirate your popcorn, but by the end you may find yourself, with some amazement, sniffing back tears.
November 8, 2001
Hypocritical and condescending in ways its makers seem completely oblivious to.
November 8, 2001
Uneven, but Paltrow's performance alone is worth the price of admission.
November 8, 2001
The only crudeness here is in the uninspired filmmaking and a washed-out look.
November 8, 2001
The oddest part of all this is that it's not very funny.
November 8, 2001
If, like the Farrellys, you want to challenge stereotypes about the plus-sized, then why not give the job to a plus-sized gal?
November 8, 2001
A message movie of such surpassing stupidity that the message doesn't seem to have gotten through to the people who made it.
November 8, 2001
We're warmly encouraged to feel the hurt that Rosemary constantly lives with, made vivid by a notably touching, sensitive performance from sylphlike Paltrow.
November 8, 2001
So intent on driving home its worthy if not mind-blowing message that it becomes surprisingly conventional.
November 8, 2001
The Farrelly brothers have done themselves proud with this movie. They've shown us their inner beauty.
November 6, 2001
Sentimentality swamps much of the comedy as Bobby and Peter Farrelly go for the heart rather than the solar plexus.
November 4, 2001
A sweet, somewhat dumb romantic comedy that's almost impossible to actively dislike.
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