Critic scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.
The belly laughs finally start to come --legitimately. Read full review
You can't help cheering on Shallow Hal. That and the fact that it's not at all politically correct. It's something better. It's big-hearted, and it's funny. Read full review
Paltrow is truly touching. And Black, in his first big-time starring role, struts through with the blissful confidence of a man who knows he was born for stardom. Read full review
Something is happening to our boys: They're getting mushy. Shallow Hal is not so much about how gross people are as how beautiful they are once you get beyond the rude, noisy flesh. It's a sermon wrapped in a fat suit. Read full review
The laughs are there, but the movie's main asset is Paltrow, mournful and always braced for the worst. Read full review
So intent on driving home its worthy if not mind-blowing message that it becomes surprisingly conventional. Read full review
The movie is shrewd by giving the bulk of its piggish dialogue to Alexander, an actor incapable of projecting genuine cruelty on screen. Read full review
Suffers from "Bridget Jones" Syndrome but without that movie's charms. Read full review
For the first time, the Farrellys seem to be embarrassed by their own crudeness. For the first time, they should be. Read full review
What they've done here goes beyond gross -- or clumsy, or dumb -- to genuine ugliness, both cutaneous and sub. Read full review
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