Fanboys (2008)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 31, 2008
DVD Release Date: May 19, 2009
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Critic Score: 33% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This undercooked, sporadically funny road movie is a sop to Star Wars fanatics, but the uninitiated will find little to enjoy.

Greg Quill
Toronto Star

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.

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Ben Mankiewicz
At the Movies

A lot of promise here, no execution.

Julie Washington
Cleveland Plain Dealer

Fanboys laughs with Eric and the gang, not at them. It celebrates how pop culture can bring people together, and that a dream is important even if it only matters to you.

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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail

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.

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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune

Any film that turns R2-D2 into a lusty anatomical nickname can't be all bad.

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Emanuel Levy

Overly concerned with making a film about the fans for the fans, but they forgot to ask, is it any good?

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Ben Lyons
At the Movies

It was a great premise, it just unfortunately did not come together.

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Tom Long
Detroit News

Fanboys is pretty much for fanboys.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

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.

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Daniel Perry
This should have been a lot better than it was. A few good gags, and a fun premise, but it turns out lazy and formulaic, never scratching below the surface.… More
Mike S
This comedy combines two things I love into one heavenly mix. One being road trip movies, and the other a certain space opera by the incomprehensible George… More
Manu Gino
Real fans don't wait in line. It's an ok raunchy movie good for just a few laughs. "Fanboys" is a movie about, well, fanboys. Story was… More
Melvin White
Hutch: Nobody calls Han Solo a bitch!  "Real fans don't wait in line." Fanboys is a decent comedy at best, but I have to say I really enjoyed… More
Chris Weber
It is the fall of 1998, six months away from the release of Star Wars Episode I. A group of die hard Star Wars fanboys decide to go on an epic road trip from… More