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Norbit

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Norbit

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
PG-13
runtime:
102 minutes
Wide Release Date:
02/09/07
performer:
Eddie Murphy, Thandie Newton, Cuba Gooding Jr., Eddie Griffin
director:
Brian Robbins
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
David Ronn, Jay Scherick
genre:
Comedy

We gave it a D

As Norbit, who’s like a nerd out of 1974’s worst urban sitcom, Eddie Murphy speaks in a breathy lisp. Murphy also plays Rasputia, a scowling terror, her limbs dripping with fat. The spectacle of spilling, jiggling flesh is so convincing that it makes a mockery, an irrelevance, of Murphy’s gifts.