Big Fat Liar

2002

Big Fat Liar

Critics Consensus

Though there's nothing that offensive about Big Fat Liar, it is filled with Hollywood cliches and cartoonish slapstick, making it strictly for kids.

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Who's afraid of the big bad Wolf? Not Jason Shepherd. This 14-year-old thinks on his feet and when he has to prove that sleazy Hollywood producer Marty Wolf stole his class paper and is turning it into the blockbuster movie "Big Fat Liar", he is ready for battle. Traveling to Los Angeles from his home in Michigan with his best friend Kaylee, Jason tries to break into show business--literally. The result? Through a hilarious series of pranks and ruses, Jason brings one of Hollywood's most powerful producers to his knees.

Cast

Frankie Muniz
as Jason Shepherd
Paul Giamatti
as Marty Wolf
Amanda Detmer
as Monty Kirkham
Donald Faison
as Frank Jackson
Sandra Oh
as Mrs. Caldwell
Russell Hornsby
as Marcus Duncan
Michael Bryan French
as Harry Shepherd
Christine Tucci
as Carol Shepherd
Amy Hill
as Jocelyn Davis
John Cho
as Dustin Wong
Matthew Frauman
as Lester Golub
Don Yesso
as Rocco Malone
Rebecca Corry
as Astrid Barker
Sparkle
as Grandma Pearl
Taran Killam
as Bret Callaway
Alexandra Breckenridge
as Janie Shepherd
John Gatins
as Tow Truck Driver
Steven Shenbaum
as Tram Guide
Andre Rosey Brown
as Security Guard
Ted Rooney
as Boring Teacher
Randall Newsome
as Photographer
Michelle Griffin
as Shandra Duncan
Mike Smith
as Limo Driver
Andrea Sevilla
as Housekeeper
Pamela Paulshock
as Female Extra
Eric Stabenau
as Stunt Man
Pat O'Brien
as Himself
Brian Turk
as The Masher
Sandy Gimpel
as Old Lady
Tim Haldeman
as Suburban Dad
Pat Falls
as Chopper Stunt Man
Corinne Reilly
as Wolf Party Guest
Shawn Levy
as Wolf Party Guest
Dustin Diamond
as Wolf Party Guest
Bart Myer
as Wolf Party Guest
Kenan Thompson
as Partygoer
Kanan Hooker
as ninja kid
Houston Hooker
as ninja kid
C.J. Picerni
as Party Kid
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Critic Reviews for Big Fat Liar

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Audience Reviews for Big Fat Liar

  • Dec 19, 2011
    This isn't a life-changing movie; it's not an epic or anything like that. But it's entertaining, and it's fun. It's a film that the whole family can watch together, and at the moment there are precious few kid-suitable films that don't have a love story in them. It tells a good story in a lighthearted way without trying to dazzle the audience with over-the-top special effects, like lots of films these days are. The acting is quite good too, the actors look comfortable and believable in their surroundings, all the music that's been used fits in pretty well with the movie content and most importantly the jokes are kind of funny.
    Dutch E Super Reviewer
  • Jun 23, 2011
    A good comedy, not great!
    Bethany M Super Reviewer
  • Jun 18, 2011
    I don't find this movie as funny as I did when I was nine. Frankie Muniz has never been in a good movie, and Amanda Bynes hasn't been in a lot, so that's to be expected. Paul Giamatti though? What are you doing here?
    Dillon L Super Reviewer
  • May 28, 2011
    a hillarious fun filled comedy with frankie muniz and amanda bynes at thier comedic best! paul giamatti has to be the zanyest, crazziest and hillarious villan. A+
    Juan C Super Reviewer

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