Ever thought that Kevin Smith movies didn't have quite enough Star Wars references in them? Then Fanboys was made for you.
—Luke Y. Thompson E!
...aestheticizes its grim nonfiction narrative with mixed results.
—Bill Weber Slant Magazine
...a mildly cute, mildly drooly, majorly too late spoof/homage...
—Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly
...barely above direct-to-video caliber.
—Lou Lumenick New York Post
Mostly, it's a race to see whether the film's clever premise and underlying sweetness can outpace the black hole of dumb gags...
—Keith Phipps Onion AV Club
...kind of limps across the screen with all the energy of a Star Wars fan still trying to defend Phantom Menace.
—Eric Alt Maxim
You may need to be a Star Wars geek yourself to enjoy this road movie about over-the-top Star Wars fans.
—Peter Rainer Christian Science Monitor
...just a combination of Road Trip, Harold and Kumar, and Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back.
—Patrick Parker Premiere
...meant for the dude who's content to simply stare at an Imperial storm trooper's empty helmet for 90 minutes.
—Robert Wilonsky Village Voice