75

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Lawrence plus latex equals laughs.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Bob Graham
When all's said and done, it turns out to be quite sweet-natured. OK. I laughed. So sue me.
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63

San Francisco Examiner

By Wesley Morris
A high-spirited, big-bottomed Polaroid of the comedian in a fat suit.
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63

Boston Globe

By Jay Carr
It keeps its promise to throw an hour and a half of lively entertainment at audiences.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
My guess is that the film will appeal equally to broad-minded 10-year-olds and their grandparents.
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
There's something about a plus-size floral housedress that brings out the best in many male comics, and Lawrence is no exception.
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63

Miami Herald

By Charles Savage
The kind of stupid-funny movie that should only be seen in a crowded theater.
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50

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
Big Momma's got game, but she doesn't have much else.
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50

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
How special.
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33

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Lawrence is so ON that he appears to be gunning for clockwork bursts of audience approval.
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33 out of 100
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