User Score
8.3

Universal acclaim- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 67
  2. Negative: 7 out of 67

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  1. Feb 13, 2011
    9
    This is by far one of my favorite family movies of all time!! Amanda Bynes gave an amazing performance and of course I wouldn't expect anything less from her. Frankie Muniz also gave a great performance although it was pretty much the last one of his career. Finally Amanda Bynes looked very sexy even though she is only half my age.
  2. 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 onMan, 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
  3. May 26, 2012
    8
    The unexpected plot direction and great performances pay off and this is actually a smart movie that families can enjoy.
  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.
  5. 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
  6. 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 whatThe 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
  7. Apr 6, 2014
    3
    why would someone make a movie about going on a stupid adventure just to get there homework . Stupid grade D-......................................................
Metascore
36

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 24
  2. Negative: 10 out of 24
  1. Plays so flat, so to close its "movie message" formula, that it seems as if we've seen this movie before.
  2. There are lame comedies, and then there is Big Fat Liar, which is so lame that it merits its own reserved parking space.
  3. The film gets snaps just by attempting the high road, and should be enjoyed by its target audience.