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  • Summary: Follows the world's most famous -- and empty-headed -- male model as he discovers the horrifying secret behind why there are no male models who live past the age of 30. (Paramount Pictures)
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 30
  2. Negative: 2 out of 30
  1. Exuberant and insidiously funny satire.
  2. 83
    Works like a funnier "Austin Powers" -- you laugh just enough to want to see the whole thing again.
  3. 80
    One's laughter builds on such a rising curve that memories of its flaws burn away.
  4. Fluffy, inconsistent, but enjoyable.
  5. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    60
    Misses its comic targets as often as it hits them but is endearing all the same for the good-natured cheer with which it skewers the eminently skewerable.
  6. 50
    The main problem is the director-star's choice to play so far beneath his intelligence for so long. Stiller lacks the physical gifts and projected sweetness of, say, Jim Carrey in "Dumb and Dumber," and unlike Peter Sellers in the "Pink Panther" movies, he can't keep a straight face.
  7. 20
    Isn't absurd enough to be funny.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 71
  2. Negative: 15 out of 71
  1. Dec 13, 2010
    10
    This one of my most favorite films. It is satire at its best. The chemistry itself is a reason to watch, for the way Stiller and Wilson work so very well together. Yes, silly, but done in the best way possible! Expand
  2. May 26, 2013
    8
    Esta pelicula de comedia esta muy buena, es graciosa y te hace matar de risa, en su desarrollo nos va mostrando a un modelo confundido que desea cambiar su vida, haciendo cosas graciosas. Expand
  3. Nov 28, 2012
    8
    Quite possibly the greatest comedy Ben Stiller has ever starred in, "Zoolander" finds itself within a hilarious middle-ground between goofy and satirical. Expand
  4. Mar 22, 2012
    6
    A completely accurate documentary about the intelligence level of male fashion models. Very educational.
  5. Jan 18, 2014
    6
    Many people have accused Zoolander of being overly silly and way too juvenile for it's own good. Personally I think that one of the reasons it is so enjoyable is because Ben Stiller and the writers know that it is not intelligent whatsoever and use this as a way of getting laughs. Which I don't think there is anything wrong with. Dumb fun. Expand
  6. Nov 26, 2011
    5
    Its one of those films that is just so stupid that its good. There is nothing really good about this film - The story is stupid yet original, The acting is decent but not as good as you would expect, and there was a few laughable parts in it. Chances are if you laugh at fart jokes then you will laugh at this. Expand
  7. Jan 8, 2011
    0
    As Roger Ebert said in his review of this film - it is a good example why the world hates America. Well, Ebert was a bit too harsh, I'd say, but this is definitely a disgrace to Hollywood and humankind in general, I'd say. So shallow, so stupid and so over-the-top that it induces vomit. 'Zoolander' is one of the worst films I have ever seen in my life. Yes, I will admit it had a few funny scenes, but quite frankly after watching it I just could not control the discomfort I felt. It is just a bad bad film, and is one of the reasons why I've disliked Ben Stiller for years after. I would definitely not recommend it - bad story, bad acting (quite atrocious, actually), bad dialogue, bad..everything. Expand

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