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Big Trouble Reviews

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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
April 4, 2002
It's a labored, needy comedy. The strain shows.
| Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
April 5, 2002
It's the kind of movie you can't quite recommend because it is all windup and not much of a pitch, yet you can't bring yourself to dislike it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Larry Carroll
April 16, 2002
perfectly enjoyable, instantly forgettable, nothing to write home about.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
James Rocchi
July 17, 2003
Sprawling comedy has a few laughs in it -- and the specter of recent events hanging over it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
April 12, 2002
Despite its promising cast of characters, Big Trouble remains a loosely tied series of vignettes which only prove that 'zany' doesn't necessarily mean 'funny.'
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
April 3, 2002
The filmmakers keep pushing the jokes at the expense of character until things fall apart.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 8, 2002
... Big Trouble produces only a very few small chuckles.
Victoria Alexander
March 13, 2002
Isn't it a bit early in his career for director Barry Sonnenfeld to do a homage to himself? And it's a lousy one at that.
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Kit Bowen
April 5, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
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?
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 4, 2003
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Susan Granger
April 4, 2002
Full Review| Original Score: 3/10
David N. Butterworth
Movie Boeuf
April 9, 2002
The title says it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
November 7, 2002
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
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 28, 2002
The big problem with Big Trouble, despite a fine cast and director, is that the damn thing isn't funny.
| Original Score: 1/5
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
April 4, 2002
More trouble than it's worth.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
April 4, 2002
Further proof that Sonnenfeld's career, brought to a screeching halt with the gaseous and pointless Wild Wild West, continues in the downward spiral.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
April 4, 2002
Contradicts itself because it's a ramshackle comedy that's both rowdy and neatly pressed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
April 5, 2002
What director Barry Sonnenfeld surely intended to be farce now only seems forced, and even actors as self-sufficient as Allen and Russo seem utterly flummoxed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Jan Stuart
April 5, 2002
There are so many self-consciously screwy conceits begging for laughs in this lunatic fringe Miami Vice, the prize for crudest is anyone's call.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
November 19, 2008
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
August 17, 2002
Jimmy O
Film Snobs
June 10, 2002
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
April 6, 2002
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April 5, 2002

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April 5, 2002
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April 6, 2002
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