Zoolander
Zoolander (2001)

Comic actor Ben Stiller co-wrote, directed, and stars in this spoof of the fashion industry that began as a short skit for the 1996 VH1 Fashion Awards. Stiller is Derek Zoolander, an intellectually challenged but bone structure-blessed male… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: March 12, 2002
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64%
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81%



Critic Score: 64% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A wacky satire on the fashion industry, Zoolander is one of those deliberately dumb comedies that can deliver genuine laughs.

Wally Hammond
Time Out

A fashion spoof draped over the bones of a puerile conspiracy adventure, this vanity comedy fails at every level barring its incidental details.

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Peter Rainer
New York Magazine/Vulture

Doesn't Stiller realize that the fashion world is already its own parody?

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Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews

About as dumb as dumb comedies can get, Zoolander suffers from a weak plot and even weaker characters, yet the performances by Stiller, Wilson and the extremely funny Will Ferrell more than make up for it.

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Emanuel Levy
Variety

This light silly and fluffy satire of the fashion industry targets for a change not the female but male models.

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Stephanie Zacharek
Salon.com

Serves as glossy, throwaway fun, and it features more cameos than you can shake a mascara wand at.

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Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media

A surprisingly entertaining movie, but edgy.

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Atlanta Journal-Constitution

If you're aware of -- and amused by -- pop culture, you'll laugh a lot.

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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter

During its fleeting moments onscreen, the movie's lighthearted spirit and comic energy make for entertaining, escapist fare.

Nick Rogers
Suite101.com

Ben Stiller often forgoes go-for-broke comedy for the sake of getting rich. Not so in "Zoolander," which is not only Cuba Gooding Jr. and Billy Zane's best work of the last decade, but what remains Stiller's flat-out funniest film - down to the DVD menu.

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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
if you work in an office some movies are mandatory to survive trips to the watercooler. I see this as an investment in my future.
Phil Hubbs
This was the first film to really introduce me to Will Ferrell back in the day, its hard to think when this film came out he wasn't a big name star. Twas… More
Carlos Magalhães
A solid and entertaining satire that makes fun of the fashion world and the people involved in it, even though in a very obvious way but with many well-inspired… More
Chris Weber
Based on a sketch created for the 1996 VH1 Fashion Awards, this is co-writer, director and star Ben Stiller's goofy, but sharp satirical spoof of the… More
Melvin White
Hansel: I wasn't like every other kid, you know, who dreams about being an astronaut, I was always more interested in what bark was made out of on a tree.… More
Christian C
Very funny and clever satire of an industry that takes itself too seriously. My favorite Ben Stiller movie, by far!

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