Fat Albert Synopsis
Adolescents in a Philadelphia neighborhood have a series of misadventures.
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Chicago Tribune

By Robert K. Elder
Seems a little lightweight, even for a kids' movie.
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
An awkward blend of live action and animation.
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50

Charlotte Observer

By Lawrence Toppman
Except for a surreal moment when Fat Albert meets the real Bill Cosby, who tells his cartoon creation he must go back into the television,...
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Miami Herald

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Kenan Thompson may not look the part, but he's instantly likeable as Fat Albert.
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Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
I don't think Fat Albert is up to speed; in its meandering, low-key way, it seems destined more for a future on de-ved, returning to the...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The sermonizing on behalf of good clean fun and hard old effort (Cosby co-wrote the script) is as faded as Big Al's sweater after too many...
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50

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
In the end, it's hard to see a real reason for the movie's existence. We already have Muppets.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
Confusing, mixing messages of self-empowerment with those of conformity.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

Alas, this eternally sunny character's mantra, "I don't have a problem, I solve problems," makes for paltry dramatic tension.
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New York Daily News

By Robert Dominguez
Somewhere in its quest to be educational, Fat Albert forgot to be entertaining.
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Hey Hey No F*****g Way!

By bigscreen101
this movie is just a rip off of the rocky and bullwinkle movie and tries to be what rocky and bullwinkle never was but fails ultimatley i have nothing against bill cosby hes a comedic genius but this...

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Rated PG | For momentary language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Cosby cartoon comes to life in tween-centered story.
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