Run, Fat Boy, Run Synopsis
An out-of-shape security guard (Simon Pegg) enters a marathon to win back his former lover.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Filled with moments that will make you smile.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Amiable, consistently amusing and surprisingly affecting, it has the flavor of a Nick Hornby novel, with its focus on an overgrown boy...
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63

New York Post

By Kyle Smith
Suggestion: When making a film called Run Fat Boy Run, how about hiring a fat boy?
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63

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Run, Fat Boy, Run stays out of sitcom quicksand long enough to make you think that Schwimmer has a knack for this comedy-directing thing.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

The pic benefits from a loveable-loser turn by Simon Pegg, but the "Shaun of the Dead" star's presence may also lead to disappointment for...
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50

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
The film's bright spot is Irish comedian Dylan Moran, who plays Libby's charmingly dissolute cousin and who also happens to be Dennis' best...
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50

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
One of the problems with the new comedy Run, Fat Boy, Run is that it’s not English enough, even though its antagonist is a thoroughly...
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38

New York Daily News

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Every ounce of comedy is so forced and full-on ridiculous that when characters express even a smidgen of sentiment, it feels like a parody....
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25

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Might as well have been written by a rushed piece of software. The program calls for a surprise engagement, a street fight complete with...
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Simon Pegg has what it takes, but he's saddled himself with a script (co-written by Pegg and Michael Ian Black) that Adam Sandler wouldn't...
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Shaun of the Dead & Hot Fuzz Fans...MUST GO!

By cyrese25
I saw this movie because I love Simon Pegg's films. If you are a fan of "Shaun of the Dead" or "Hot Fuzz," I promise that you will not be let down. I thought the film looked cute enough, but was...

Simon Pegg Has Done It Again!

By MustBeIMAX
I got to see a sneak preview of this movie, and I must say it was great! The cast was wonderful, and the laughs were extremley entertaining. I loved the scene with the blister. That was amazingly...

TAKING IT ALL IN STRIDE! THIS MOVIE ACTUALLY GOES SOMEWHERE!

By MOVIES REVIEWER
I JUST SAW THE FREE PRESS PREVIEW. AND THIS IS ONE MOVIE DEFINITELY WORTH WATCHING. TO BE HONEST, I HAD NO IDEA WHAT TO EXPECT - BUT I FOUND THAT ONE SHOULD NOT BE TOO QUICK TO JUDGE A MOVIE'S TITLE...

Nice Movie!

By suemarie
An out of shape security guard decides to run in a marathon to prove to a number of people, including his ex-girlfriend, her boyfriend, his son, etc. that he has changed and can finish something he...

Funny and Very Enjoyable

By TPJR
There's not much to say about this one, being a sort of comedy/romatic-comedy. Can't really talk about FX, or action, but it had a lot of great moments in it. Very funny, and worth seeing. You'll...

Especially hilarious if you’re a runner.

By bob
If you’ve ever suffered through Marathon and have a sense of humor about it, this is the movie for you (especially, if you like English slapstick). Simon Pegg is very much his standard character; and...

Overlooked and unrerated due to other releases

By This fans fa you
When i saw the new releases for the past of weekend of 3/29/08 my first thought was the movie 21. When i got to theatre every other person in town had the same idea, so i decieded to see this movie....

Run, Fatboy, Run

By April_LeAnn
Just rented this one...laughed alot! Worth the rent...but only when your in that "goofy" mood!...

Run Fat Boy,Run - Movie Review, Title gives a hint of what the movie is all about?

By srweb
Went to watch the premieres for this movie, filled with comedy scenes and a good one to watch this spring...

Cute Movie

By TMapou
The movie was cute--not outstanding, but funny and entertaining. I'm a big fan of Hank Azaria, though he wasn't at his funniest here (nothing to do with his performance--it's just the type of role it...

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Rated PG-13 | For rude and sexual humor, nudity, language and smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 13+ Brit romcom mixes laughs with swearing, smoking.
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VIOLENCE & SCARINESS
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CONSUMERISM
DRINKING & DRUGS
SEXY STUFF