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A group of friends who are avid "Star Wars" fans travel west to see the Holy Grail of all sci-fi movies, "Star Wars: Episode I." The year is 1999 and for these death star dorks, the "Star Wars" films are more than just movies; they are a way of life. So, after one of the group takes sick, it is nothing short of a moral imperative that the friends break into George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch to watch the seminal sci-fi picture together before its release. Enlisting the help of an estranged friend, who has traded in his Darth Vader mask for a proper day job, the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 32%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Buoyed by infectious high spirits and self-deprecating humour, the film works in strange and perhaps unintentional ways, thanks largely to the sustained energy of the lead actors, and writers Ernest Cline and Adam F. Goldberg."
‑ Greg Quill, Toronto Star
"A lot of promise here, no execution."
‑ Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies
"Overly concerned with making a film about the fans for the fans, but they forgot to ask, is it any good?"
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"For those who get a gag like 'Looking for love in Alderaan places?' you don't have to worry if the movie is on your level or not."
‑ Jordan Hoffman, UGO
"I have never not laughed so much since I saw "Gone Fishin'"..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Turns out there is something more annoying than an infatuated bunch of Star Wars nerds. Turns out a movie about an infatuated bunch of Star Wars nerds can really set your teeth on edge."
‑ Rick Groen, Globe and Mail
"Any film that turns R2-D2 into a lusty anatomical nickname can't be all bad."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"in a manner that is both thoroughly entertaining and slyly confronting, FanBoys ends up being an affectionate lampoon of its own viewers and the lives that they live through the movies that they watch."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"...the film really only works in fits and starts..."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
"What if the movie sucks?"
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"It was a great premise, it just unfortunately did not come together."
‑ Ben Lyons, At the Movies
"Fanboys is pretty much for fanboys."
‑ Tom Long, Detroit News
"Those unsure of what a scruffy nerfherder is or what the planet Kashyyyk represents in the broader Star Wars universe will probably want to sit this one out."
‑ Sonny Bunch, Washington Times
"At times the structure labours, but ultimately Fanboys rises above routine Hollywood fare because it never makes fun of the people it represents."
‑ Trent Griffiths, FILMINK (Australia)
"Fanboys does have a heart buried under all that dandruff and sexual frustration."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
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