(2001)

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63
Charlotte Observer
For all the story's bland familiarity, it has winning moments. Allen's no actor, but he projects a likeable personality.
60
Variety
Pretty formulaic stuff: bland self-empowerment tinged with warm fuzzies in all the right places. But what makes this "Somebody" something is Pasquin's deft touch and understanding with the material.
50
Entertainment Weekly
It turns out that Joe ends up liking the old Joe better too. Who just so happens to be the kind of average-Joe character that continues to make Allen such a tidy, non-Joe bundle.
50
Miami Herald
The best scenes in the movie belong to James Belushi.
50
Baltimore Sun
This is harmless fun for the holiday season, but Tim Allen doesn't give movie the punch it needs.
50
It's routine, TV sitcom fodder, but the supporting cast is better than average.
40
The picture is nearly stolen, however, by co-star Greg Germann (of TV's Ally McBeal) in the role of Joe's company's resident corporate weasel. Germann's squinty-eyed insincerity is truly a marvel to behold, and it's an astringent corrective to the film's rather too frequent feel-good passages.
38
New York Daily News
An unimaginative schoolyard-bully comedy.
38
New York Post
The demands of formula eventually stifle anything that even looks like inspiration or honesty.
20
Chicago Reader
Wasn't worth Allen's time and isn't worth yours.

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