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8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 40 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40

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Metascore
41

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 21
  2. Negative: 9 out of 21
  1. 80
    The bubble-kid moms can whine all they want, but Bubble Boy is a liberated movie --liberated from tastefulness, of course, but also from logic, suffering, consequence, and temperance.
  2. This is a semi-mean-spirited movie; had it remained that way, it could have redeemed itself.
  3. 60
    When it clicks, the picture should shock you into laughter -- enough to make you wish it were better and applaud its efforts anyway.