Norbit

Norbit

Norbit

Written by Murphy himself and his brother Charlie (or ‘Charlie Murphy!’ to ‘Chappelle Show’ fans) this sees Eddie go Nutty Professor-styles in playing multiple characters. Norbit (Murphy), ditched as a baby and raised by Mr Wong, is a big time nerd. Despite being forced, physically, into marriage by the super-fat Rasputia (Murphy), Norbit sees a way to change his life for the better when his childhood sweetheart Kate (Newton) moves back into town.

2007Rating: M, contains offensive language & sexual references102 minsUSA
Comedy
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Reviews & comments

Eddie Murphy Rubbish

A very poor effort. Too tame to be really funny... more of a teenagers movie. All with the terribly predictable ending which tries to make the movie mean something. Bad work Eddie.

1.0
Variety

Variety

press

Murphy's story lacks even the basic form that held most of "The Nutty Professor" together...

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Not exactly uproarious. But Mr. Murphy, going back at least to his Gumby and Buckwheat days on "Saturday Night Live," has always had the ability to turn broad caricature into something stranger and more inventive...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Racially insensitive, politically incorrect and beyond crude...

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Compared to Norbit, “Date Movie” is "Casablanca." If I thought hijacking a plane carrying prints of the film and crashing it into Murphy’s house would put a stop to it, I’d go out and buy a box cutter right now...

Variety

Variety

press

Murphy's story lacks even the basic form that held most of "The Nutty Professor" together...

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Not exactly uproarious. But Mr. Murphy, going back at least to his Gumby and Buckwheat days on "Saturday Night Live," has always had the ability to turn broad caricature into something stranger and more inventive...

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

Racially insensitive, politically incorrect and beyond crude...

Film Threat

Film Threat

press

Compared to Norbit, “Date Movie” is "Casablanca." If I thought hijacking a plane carrying prints of the film and crashing it into Murphy’s house would put a stop to it, I’d go out and buy a box cutter right now...

Eddie Murphy Rubbish

A very poor effort. Too tame to be really funny... more of a teenagers movie. All with the terribly predictable ending which tries to make the movie mean something. Bad work Eddie.

1.0