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Norbit (2007) 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… 2007-02-09 PG-13 PT102M Comedy Eddie Murphy Thandie Newton Cuba Gooding Jr. Eddie Griffin Paramount Pictures
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Norbit (2007)

MPAA Rating: PG-13

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Details Release Date: Feb 09, 2007; Rated: PG-13; Length: 102 Minutes; Genre: Comedy; With: Eddie Murphy and Thandie Newton; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

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.

Originally posted Feb 16, 2007 Published in issue #922 Feb 23, 2007 Order article reprints