Fanboys Synopsis
Star Wars fans take their dying friend to Skywalker Ranch to see The Phantom Menace.
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NPR

By Bob Mondello
You'd think the weakest link in Fanboys would be that it's all in-jokes, but they're actually not so "in" that a casual fan won't get them.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
At times, Fanboys is every rowdy low-budget '80s road movie you've ever seen on Cinemax at 2 in the morning. What keeps the movie near, if...
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Baltimore Sun

By Michael Sragow
The most appealing aspect of the movie is that the guys and gal at the center of it don't just love the Star Wars saga for its own sake....
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ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Unfortunately, while Fanboys has moments of success, it is mostly a middling road picture that doesn't do a lot more than any average,...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Delayed a couple of years, shown to fans at conventions and retooled, Fanboys is an uneven and largely predictable adventure, but it has...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Mildly cute, mildly drooly, majorly too late spoof/homage.
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
A genial, sloppy, minor affair, offering a smidgen of inside baseball, which includes a gag at the expense of the forgotten, late '80s...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
For its amusing premise, Fanboys is scarily flat.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Given how insultingly fanboys are portrayed, even the fan base could be put off.
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San Francisco Chronicle

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Uninspired and only faintly funny.
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FANBOYS is a very funny film with heart, tongue and cheek

By gosub
I love whacky comedies and this one fit right into my comedy must see portfolio. I was lucky enough to see it at Comic-Con to a standing room only crowd. If you're a Star Wars fan you must not miss...

Terrific Road-trip Movie for Star Wars Fans

By islandman2929
Forget the critics and their whimpy, over-analytical reviews. They seem to get paid to act unimpressed. This is a terrifically funny movie. The superb script is filled with great lines that recall...

Wow

By Rogue_Leader
I have been waiting for this movie for a few years now and it did not fall short of my expectations. Great movie! If you like SW as much as I do, then it is a must see!...

Fanboys

By whittyb
I loved this movie. It took a long time and went through some rough times to get to the screen. Any fan of Star Wars Casual or hardcore will love this. I'm glad I made the trip to the big city to...

Star Wars Fans will love it

By kremper
Lots of Star Wars references combined with childish comedy with a great cast. Lots of cameos. Tends to drag in some parts but all in all, the movie will get you laughing. Lots of Star Trek bashing!...

Fanboys: The Epic Tale of Generation X

By bibbikinz
This movie was the perfect summary of the lives of my social circle 10 years ago. I want my post Episode 1 innocence back! Damn you, Lucas!...

a MUST for SW Fans

By pixiepants
Hilarious... for fans of the movies. If you love 'em, you'll likely love this movie. (We certainly did.) But if you're not a big fan, or just looking for a comedy, this may not necessarily be the...

AWESOME!!!!

By crazynutcasenuthead
Clever script, excellent acting, sweet plot, and every inside joke ever made. And R2. What more could you as for....

A Great Coming of Age for the Geek in Us All!

By JediJosh76
A love letter to Star Wars, this movie is also a classic road trip flick. Well played by up and comers Sam Huntington (Jimmy Olsen in Superman Returns), Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel (of...

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By jumpngeorge
Since I am totally a Star Wars nerd, I had to see this film. This is a film about friendship...friendships formed around the love of Star Wars. Parts of it were bust-a-gut funny! Lost a testicle...

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Rated PG-13 | For for pervasive crude and sexual material, language and drug content
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 15 & under The Force isn't with crude story of fandom and friendship.
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