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  • Summary: As Fat Albert makes the jump to the big screen, its much beloved characters face challenges they couldn't have dreamed of as cartoon figures. By stepping out into the "real world," becoming fleash-and-blood, Fat Albert's "old-school" '50s-era sensibility makes him, and the Cosby Kids, fishAs Fat Albert makes the jump to the big screen, its much beloved characters face challenges they couldn't have dreamed of as cartoon figures. By stepping out into the "real world," becoming fleash-and-blood, Fat Albert's "old-school" '50s-era sensibility makes him, and the Cosby Kids, fish out of water in today's world. (20th Century Fox) Collapse
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 26
  2. Negative: 8 out of 26
  1. Seems like a pretty cool movie -- at least, for a remake of a 1970s Saturday morning TV show.
  2. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
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    Kenan Thompson may not look the part, but he's instantly likeable as Fat Albert.
  3. Except for a surreal moment when Fat Albert meets the real Bill Cosby, who tells his cartoon creation he must go back into the television, nothing inventive occurs.
  4. Seems a little lightweight, even for a kids' movie.
  5. In Fat Albert, that trademark is resurrected to depressingly diminished ends.
  6. Kids, except for the very youngest, are going to be bored.
  7. The movie is toothless and uninspired, and as directed by veteran filmmaker Joel Zwick (My Big Fat Greek Wedding), the film is a disgracefully shoddy affair.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21

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