Big Fat Liar

Big Fat Liar
Big Fat Liar
  • PG
  • 1h 27m
  • 2002
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Get ready for big FAT laughs! Featuring Hollywood's hottest teen stars, Frankie Muniz (Malcolm in the Middle) and Nickelodeon's Amanda Bynes, Big Fat Liar is the hilarious revenge comedy filled with nonstop action and laugh-out-loud fun! Fourteen-year-old Jason Shepherd (Muniz) has a reputation for stretching the truth. So, when big-time Hollywood producer Marty Wolf (Paul Giamatti) steals his class paper and turns it into a smash hit movie, no one believes Jason's latest tall tale! On a cross-country adventure to set the record straight, Jason and best friend Kaylee (Bynes) devise a high-tech plan to squeeze the truth out of Wolf through a series of outrageous pranks, crazy stunts and big laughs. It's payback time - BIG TIME!

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Critics Consensus: Though there's nothing that offensive about Big Fat Liar, it is filled with Hollywood cliches and cartoonish slapstick, making it strictly for kids.
Ebert & Roeper
Richard Roeper

[A]n utterly charming and hilarious film that reminded me of the best of the Disney comedies from...

June 17, 2017
Washington Post
Michael O'Sullivan

Manages to be sweet and wickedly satisfying at the same time.

June 17, 2017
Seattle Times
Melanie McFarland

Unless you're part of the Nickelodeon Nation, the cold, hard truth is you're better off dropping y...

June 17, 2017
Damien Cave

Never pushes its pranks far enough to reach laugh-out-loud success and never gives its actors enou...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Really likeable family comedy set in cutthroat Hollywood.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Big Fat Liar is a funny take on ruthlessness in Hollywood full of puerile pratfall humor and name-calling. There are instances of bullying throughout the film -- especially at the beginning -- and the character stereotypes (dumb jock, senile grandmother) are plentiful. While the madcap antics of Frankie Muniz, Amanda Bynes and Paul Giamatti will appeal to kids and grown-ups, lessons on the importance of being honest are found amid all the silliness.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:February 8, 2002
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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