Sharp, funny movie for high schoolers and up.
| Original Score: 4/5
Faithful to the events in Barry's novel, lifts a good deal of his witty dialogue, and recruits a proven cast of laugh-winners. Why, then, is it so resolutely unfunny?
| Original Score: 1/5
The worst thing someone could say about "Big Trouble" is that it's too much like "Get Shorty," which is one of the best reasons to go see the film
| Original Score: 3.5/4
Sprawling comedy has a few laughs in it -- and the specter of recent events hanging over it.
| Original Score: 2/5
Director Barry Sonnenfeld unites an incredibly unique and charismatic ensemble cast for this witty adaptation of Dave Barry's 1998 novel.
| Original Score: 3/4
...a highly enjoyable romp that is as multi-faceted as it is tightly constructed.
Big Trouble is one of those great big silly capers that fails at juggling its dark humor while feeling cutesy in its ability to dance around the plot contrivances...derivative, offensive, stylish and smirky crime caper.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Tim Allen is great in his role but never hogs the scenes from his fellow cast, as there are plenty of laughs and good lines for everyone in this comedy.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
It's a good thing Tim Allen has Santa Claus to fall back on because any more pictures like this one and he'd be in BIG trouble.
| Original Score: 5/10
In this clumsy attempt to merge farce with satire, the jokes repeatedly miss the mark.
Huffs like a bus headed uphill while Mr. Sonnenfeld and company shovel on weirdness and hope for the best.
| Original Score: 2/4
...Big Trouble is...one of the more enjoyable comedies to emerge in a good long while.
the plot is so amusingly contrived and outlandish in its coincidences that no one could ever mistake it for anything resembling reality
| Original Score: 3/4
Nothing in Big Trouble occurs for any reason other than to appease director Barry Sonnenfeld's yen for randomly orchestrated cuteness.
Funny, fast paced and overall well done
Mostly ... Sonnenfeld mishandles the broad part of the comedic formula, preferring repetition to thematic development.
It?s fun, but the book is far, far better.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Take a friend (invisible or real) to see this one... it's laugh out loud funny
| Original Score: 4.5/5
Jason Lee looks almost beatific as the shaggy, homeless Puggy. This movie is just as hilarious as Dave Barry's quirky book.
brisk and hyperactive. Some scenes move so quickly, it looks like Sonnenfeld forced the cast to consume large amounts of espresso between each take.