New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Big-Hearted and often quite funny if crudely made, Fat Girls cleverly subverts the clichés of high school comedies to serve an autobiographical story about an overweight gay teen in a small Texas town.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Christian infuses this familiar story with gentle empathy, which goes a long way in balancing out the more amateurish choices.
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Village Voice

This film goes to some lengths not to be another high-school movie, which means prom stinks and no one can sing. Given Fat Girls' honesty, and its delicately drawn examples of social hopelessness, the sudden, sugary, puzzling finale feels out of character. It's as though the film forgot how to talk to us.
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TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
To call Christian's film unpolished is an understatement.
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Los Angeles Times

Without insight, memorable dialogue or interesting characters, Fat Girls quickly wears thin.
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By Dennis Harvey
Wins no points for delicacy. Still, it does score some laughs.
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The A.V. Club

By Noel Murray
In the words of his own character, this young filmmaker hasn't found his "inner fat girl."
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The New York Times

By Stephen Holden
Ends up stranded between two concepts, either of which might have yielded a more satisfying film.
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47 out of 100
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