(2004)

Critic Reviews

39

Metascore

Based on 26 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
50
I don't think Fat Albert is up to speed; in its meandering, low-key way, it seems destined more for a future on de-ved, returning to the video world where the characters say they feel more at home.
50
Entertainment Weekly
The sermonizing on behalf of good clean fun and hard old effort (Cosby co-wrote the script) is as faded as Big Al's sweater after too many days on earth.
50
Confusing, mixing messages of self-empowerment with those of conformity.
50
In the end, it's hard to see a real reason for the movie's existence. We already have Muppets.
50
The Hollywood Reporter
An awkward blend of live action and animation.
50
Chicago Tribune
Seems a little lightweight, even for a kids' movie.
50
Miami Herald
Kenan Thompson may not look the part, but he's instantly likeable as Fat Albert.
50
Charlotte Observer
Except for a surreal moment when Fat Albert meets the real Bill Cosby, who tells his cartoon creation he must go back into the television, nothing inventive occurs.
38
Philadelphia Inquirer
Alas, this eternally sunny character's mantra, "I don't have a problem, I solve problems," makes for paltry dramatic tension.
38
Kids, except for the very youngest, are going to be bored.
25
New York Daily News
Somewhere in its quest to be educational, Fat Albert forgot to be entertaining.

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