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A meek and lovable milquetoast married to an overbearing, overweight tyrant finds his life turned upside down when he meets the woman of his dreams in this romantic comedy starring Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Eddie Griffin. His entire life, Norbit (Murphy) has been picked on and put down, and after being bullied into marrying the most obnoxious woman in town (also Murphy) it appears as if that's the way things will remain until the day he dies. Upon meeting the one woman who seems to accept him for who he is, Norbit is instilled with a newfound sense of hope for the… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 9%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Even if you go back decades, body fascism has rarely been so brazen, or so unfunny. Horrifying."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"Norbit takes the idea behind The Nutty Professor 2 -- that Eddie Murphy can play just about every character in the movie -- and strips it of all charm and humor."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"Like all of Murphy's recent films, there's also a sweet-if-predictable heart beating beneath the discount jokes."
‑ Luke Goodsell, Empire Magazine Australasia
"It's small consolation when you have to sit through such a miserably unfunny movie, but at least the bad ideas here are relatively original."
‑ Brian Webster, Apollo Guide
"A life sucking comedy of highly dubious intent."
‑ Paul Greenwood, Future Movies UK
"It's offensively bad."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"There are so many problems with Norbit that when you try to pin one down, another one splooges out elsewhere."
‑ Stephanie Zacharek,
"If there's no limit to your love of fat jokes, this is the movie for you."
‑ Brooke Holgerson, Boston Phoenix
"click for review"
‑ Joseph Proimakis, Movies for the Masses
"If you're not a die-hard Murphy fan, your enjoyment of Norbit will depend entirely on how funny you find fat suits and fart jokes. Worth missing."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"When Martin Lawrence and Tyler Perry play gals with sky-high BMI, at least their characters offer -- and are shown -- a certain amount of love and respect."
‑ Melissa Anderson, Time Out New York
"Think Big Momma's House blended with a particularly loathsome Jerry Lewis movie, and you've got the picture. Grimacing yet?"
‑ Peter Howell, Toronto Star
"The laughs are broad (pardon the pun), obtuse, and unsubtle."
‑ Drew Turney, Dark Horizons
"Most of the jokes concern obesity, which Murphy evidently believes to be ipso facto funny."
‑ Philip French, Observer [UK]
"Murphy has a deplorable joke concerning a lost policeman's whistle for which there is no excuse whatever - other than it's very funny."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
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