Big Fat Liar Synopsis
A sleazy producer (Paul Giamatti) steals a teen's (Frankie Muniz) story for a movie.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
A surprisingly entertaining movie -- one of those good-hearted comedies like "Spy Kids" where reality is put on hold while bright teenagers...
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
A harmless and mildly amusing family comedy.
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50

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Big Fat Liar becomes a progression of increasingly elaborate slapstick stunts, in the brutal, noisy "Home Alone" vein, in which the...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Plays so flat, so to close its "movie message" formula, that it seems as if we've seen this movie before.
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
The result is a children's movie that's almost worth seeing even when not accompanied by a child. It's certainly a painless experience, and...
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50

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Not so admirably, the film feels at times like a giant commercial for Universal Studios.
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38

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
Offers little in the way of pleasure, even to its target audience -- the easily pleased and undemanding.
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38

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
What starts as a cute premise crashes faster than a skateboard with an oak branch shoved between its wheels.
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25

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
There are lame comedies, and then there is Big Fat Liar, which is so lame that it merits its own reserved parking space.
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
How appealing is Muniz, taking a break from ''Malcolm in the Middle,'' a day job he should by no means let go of?
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WOW

By daboy7
I don't know why , but this movie came to my liking . It gives you what is this real backstage lookout for universal studios . I still don't know why but i liked it....

Big Fat Liar Movie Review

By Spencer27057
75 out of 100 A well-done family comedy....

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Rated PG | For Some Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 9+ Really likeable family comedy set in cutthroat Hollywood.
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