Norbit Synopsis
A henpecked husband's (Eddie Murphy) childhood sweetheart (Thandie Newton) moves back to town.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
If Eddie Murphy gets an Oscar for "Dreamgirls" later this month, the deciding factor with voters may be his performance in Norbit. It's...
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Chicago Tribune

By Michael Wilmington
With his brazen gifts for mimicry, Eddie Murphy may now be the Peter Sellers of blockbuster toilet comedy movies.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
The question is not whether Murphy can do anything. He can. The question is why he would want to make a movie as squirmingly unfunny as...
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Miami Herald

By Rene Rodriguez
Although there's no denying the threadbare nature of the script, watching Murphy riff can be a formidable entertainment on its own.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Norbit is pretty much a bad-taste sinkhole.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
The only recommendable thing about Norbit is that he's not as bad as every other person in this movie.
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New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
While there are some scattered laughs, the flimsy and nonsensical script - combined with the sledgehammer direction by Brian Robbins, make...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
It's hard to know who is the intended audience for this misguided mess.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Murphy speaks in a breathy lisp, as if his mouth had been partially buttoned shut, and he doesn't give himself the nerd's traditional...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Luke Sader
Racially insensitive, politically incorrect and beyond crude.
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Hilarious movie

By Kobeisthebest24
Funny from beginning to end. Its not bad, like the dumb critics are saying, Eddie Murphy is great as always....

How You Doin'

By ann79thcourt
Norbit is probably the funniest movie I have ever seen! Eddie Murphy did a great job playing Rasputia, Norbit, and the unforgetable.. Mr.Wong! My favorite parts were when Mr.Wong's toast at the...

Run for your lives!

By clobberingpunk
Norbit has its moments, but for the most part it just drags on and you loose interest. The first 20 minutes is probably the best part of the movie, i praise eddie murphy for being able to play 3...


By ggbull
sometimes i see a lot of fat people in my neighborhood some times like that but that was a funny movie dont let the so so fool you....

oh my goodness

By acting4life
It isnt really that funny, there are a few funny parts at most. It just gives you a feeling of pitty and of being trapped for norbits sake. ew. Don't go....


By glxy
gross and sick but funny...

Crass and Crude

By ralphrainwater
After watching the preview on Fandango, I decided this film must be "The Nutty Professor" with a slightly more adult twist. So I took my ten year old son for an Easter outing. After forty minutes, I...


By uncle_kevin
My 8-year-old nephew chose this film. I think we were both bored through most of it. Eddie Murphy has some funny moments as the selfish over-bearing and morbidly obese Rasputia and the film picks up...


By marykash
It was slow and not funny. The best parts were shown on TV commericals. I went with my whole family and everyone was disappointed....

Fabulously Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

By MzPianoKeyz
I love this movie! It is the funniest movie I've seen in years. I love Eddie Murphy's crazy personality and sense of humor. He is so good at portraying real life people! I actually know a few...

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Rated PG-13 | For crude and sexual humor, some nudity and language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Pause for kids 13 & under Another fat suit for Murphy, another bad movie.
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