Owen Gleiberman
June 04, 2004 AT 04:00 AM EDT

Big Fat Liar

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG
runtime
83 minutes
Wide Release Date
02/08/02
performer
Amanda Bynes, Frankie Muniz, Amanda Detmer, Donald Faison, Paul Giamatti
director
Shawn Levy
distributor
Universal
author
Dan Schneider
genre
Comedy

We gave it a D

A sleaze-bucket Hollywood producer (Paul Giamatti) steals a short story written by a 14-year-old compulsive liar (Frankie Muniz) and uses it as the basis for his new film. The kid then humiliates the producer into owning up to his theft. He does this by filling the scoundrel’s swimming pool with ink, thus setting up Big Fat Liar‘s central ”gag”: Giamatti, with blue skin and orange hair, racing around L.A. in the kind of bug-eyed apoplectic sputter that no actor has done half as well as Curly Howard. D

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