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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: 53 out of 74
  2. Negative: 16 out of 74
  1. RalphW
    Jul 30, 2009
    10
    A very good comedy with a lot of funny actors. And too all the comments calling this a social message, ITS A FREAKING COMEDY MOVIE, if you take this seriously then there is something really really wrong with your head its meant to be funny and not to be taken seriously, were all looking at you "Poor K." Expand
  2. RahulD.
    Apr 20, 2008
    10
    This is one of the best comedies out there. If you want a quick laugh without thinking, watch this.
  3. KeeganH.
    May 23, 2006
    9
    This movie was so funny owen wilson + Ben stiller = hilarious.
  4. Apr 24, 2013
    7
    Zoolander is one weird movie, but you have to admit, it's insanely hilarious. The storyline is good, but for a short movie, it getsthrown in different directions. The characters do make-up for the story's off guide. They may be stupid, but they seem to put a smile on our face, especially Ben Stiller (Derek Zoolander) and Will Ferrell (Mugatu). Even though Ben has his funny moments he also has his retarded moments, but c'mon, you got to enjoy his idiotic performance. Overall, for a short movie and a weird storyline, you'll still enjoy this silly comedy. Expand
  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. Jun 24, 2013
    5
    The movie does not meet the expectations and the comedy situations seem silly. Though perfomance from Ben is good the storyline and screenplay does not compromise each other. Expand
  7. Mikeyt
    Aug 6, 2006
    0
    I couldn't watch through the first time. Tried watching it again today, and I still couldn't finish through the end. It's that bad. Its one of those movies that try too hard to force you to get the joke in every scene. You think the all-star cast/cameos that signed into the project read the script knew better. But it sucks. If K-mart or Old Navy were to produced movies, it would be this. The movie wasn't stupid-funny, but stupid-lame. Expand

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