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  • Summary: Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf? Not Jason Shepherd (Muniz), who has to prove that sleazy Hollywood producer Marty Wolf (Giamatti) stole his class paper and turned into a blockbuster hit movie called Big Fat Liar. (Universal)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
  1. 75
    A surprisingly entertaining movie -- one of those good-hearted comedies like "Spy Kids" where reality is put on hold while bright teenagers outsmart the best and worst the adult world has to offer. It's ideal for younger kids, and not painful for their parents.
  2. The film gets snaps just by attempting the high road, and should be enjoyed by its target audience.
  3. Plays so flat, so to close its "movie message" formula, that it seems as if we've seen this movie before.
  4. The movie scores some laughs, all of which come from the expert Giamatti.
  5. What starts as a cute premise crashes faster than a skateboard with an oak branch shoved between its wheels.
  6. 25
    A lame collection of dumber-than-dumb gags, the quality of Big Fat Liar is on par with that of the worst television sit-com gorged to four times its normal size.
  7. A bland, obnoxious 88-minute infomercial for Universal Studios.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 23
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 23
  3. Negative: 3 out of 23
  1. Dec 16, 2012
    10
    Man, it's been 10 years since Big Fat Liar released to theaters. One of my favorite moment in the movie was Marty Wolf turned his face blue, Blue as in Blue (Da Ba Dee) by Eiffel 65. And then he was pummelled by a group of birthday kids and the OH MY GOD!" I really love the ending when he dressed as a clown and that kid kicked him in the nuts. That was awesome. Can't wait to get it on Blu-Ray soon. Expand
  2. Apr 21, 2013
    10
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is quite a good movie and that's good from me I don't usually like the movies!! It was funny and shocking at the same time! I also liked the pranks they played especially the one where they make him blue!!!!! If you want to see more of the pranks watch it!!! Expand
  3. Jon
    Feb 19, 2006
    9
    Paul Giamatti is flawless and worth watching alone. Hungry Like the Wolf brings new meaning.
  4. Jan 21, 2012
    9
    Its hilarious for all ages. The adventure through Hollywood and Los Angeles is fantastic and entertaining and full of "Ah yes!" action between Paul Giamatti and Frankie Muniz with Amanda Bynes. Frankie Muniz had an amazing chance to take his dignity back. Expand
  5. May 26, 2012
    8
    The unexpected plot direction and great performances pay off and this is actually a smart movie that families can enjoy.
  6. Brendan
    Apr 17, 2007
    6
    This is a film that might make adults fall asleep but it makes a classic comedy for younger and older children. Amanda Bynes and Frankie Muniz both give memorable performances that will keep the kids laughing. The acting talents of Paul Giamatti are well shown even in a kid's comedy such as this. You can see the actor's Oscar nominated talents very clearly. So it's great for the kids and it might be enjoyable for you but no matter who you are it is a funny film. Expand
  7. Sep 28, 2013
    3
    The movie feels like that paper stolen by Marty Wolf; overconfident, tasteless, and most importantly: written by a kid. The whole movie doesn't feel worth watching because you already know how it's going to end: he'll get credit for the paper, and "The Big Bad Wolf" will be discredited. I don't even feel like I have to check the spoilers box because that would defeat the purpose of what I'm trying to say, as the ending is incredibly obvious. Expand

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