Norbit (2007)

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… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: February 9, 2007
DVD Release Date: June 5, 2007
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Critic Score: 9% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Coming off his Oscar-nominated performance in Dreamgirls, the talented-but-inconsistent Eddie Murphy plays three roles in Norbit, a cruel, crass, stereotype-filled comedy that's more depressing than funny.

Anna Smith
Time Out

Even if you go back decades, body fascism has rarely been so brazen, or so unfunny. Horrifying.

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James Berardinelli

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.

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Luke Goodsell
Empire Magazine Australasia

Like all of Murphy's recent films, there's also a sweet-if-predictable heart beating beneath the discount jokes.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's offensively bad.

Stephanie Zacharek

There are so many problems with Norbit that when you try to pin one down, another one splooges out elsewhere.

Brooke Holgerson
Boston Phoenix

If there's no limit to your love of fat jokes, this is the movie for you.

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Melissa Anderson
Time Out

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.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Think Big Momma's House blended with a particularly loathsome Jerry Lewis movie, and you've got the picture. Grimacing yet?

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Drew Turney
Dark Horizons

The laughs are broad (pardon the pun), obtuse, and unsubtle.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Alex roy
When I was in college, this film was playing in the student pub; I had nothing else better to do, so I watched it. Boy was that a bad choice. This film was… More
Spencer S.
Fat suits can't make up for boring jokes and just plain weirdness.
Eric Alvarez
Been there done that......nutty professor zzzzzzz.
Richard C
very few funny parts. D
Nicki Marie
Kind of mixed. It isn't as horrible and offensive as some people seem to be saying, but it isn't as funny either. I find with this one I kind of get… More
Conner Rainwater
Just a weird movie. Granted, Eddie Murphy is pretty believable as an obnoxious fat woman, but I don't think anyone wanted to see it for almost two hours.… More