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Big Trouble Reviews

Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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In this clumsy attempt to merge farce with satire, the jokes repeatedly miss the mark.

Full Review Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune | Original Score: 1.5/4

November 6, 2002
Robert K. Elder
Chicago Tribune
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Mostly ... Sonnenfeld mishandles the broad part of the comedic formula, preferring repetition to thematic development.

Full Review Source: Chicago Tribune | Original Score: 2/4

July 20, 2002
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
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Because the tone is so light, so genial and eager to please, the whole enterprise seems the opposite of prescient. It seems naive, almost delusional.

Full Review Source: San Francisco Chronicle | Original Score: 2/4

April 14, 2002
Nick Rutigliano
Village Voice
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Makes for distinctly uneasy viewing, as Big Trouble's massive subtext repeatedly threatens to overwhelm its haphazardly stylized diegesis.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

April 9, 2002
Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
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... Big Trouble produces only a very few small chuckles.

Full Review Source: Ebert & Roeper

April 8, 2002

St. Louis Post-Dispatch
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April 6, 2002
Joe Leydon
Variety
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Like an overloaded aircraft at that security-challenged airport, Big Trouble moves forward in fits and starts but never manages to achieve sufficient momentum for a smooth, satisfying liftoff.

Full Review Source: Variety | Original Score: 2/4

April 5, 2002
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
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One funny movie.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/5

April 5, 2002
Stephen Hunter
Washington Post
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The way the roundelay of partners functions, and the interplay within partnerships and among partnerships and the general air of Gator-bashing are consistently delightful.

Full Review Source: Washington Post | Original Score: 4/5

April 5, 2002
Daphne Gordon
Toronto Star
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I don't think I laughed out loud once. And when you're talking about a slapstick comedy, that's a pretty big problem.

Full Review Source: Toronto Star | Original Score: 2/4

April 5, 2002
Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
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Based on a novel by Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry, but has none of the writer's trademark wit.

Full Review Source: Seattle Times | Original Score: .5/4

April 5, 2002
Andrew O'Hehir
Salon.com
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I laughed. I didn't respect myself, or the movie, one bit after that.

Full Review Source: Salon.com

April 5, 2002
Jan Stuart
Newsday
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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 Source: Newsday | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 5, 2002
Eric Harrison
Houston Chronicle
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Feels haphazard, as if the writers mistakenly thought they could achieve an air of frantic spontaneity by simply tossing in lots of characters doing silly stuff and stirring the pot.

Full Review Source: Houston Chronicle | Original Score: C-

April 5, 2002
Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
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A frantic search for laughs, with a hit-to-miss ratio that doesn't exactly favour the audience.

Full Review Source: Globe and Mail | Original Score: 2/4

April 5, 2002
Susan Stark
Detroit News
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Too scattered, too convoluted and far too hyper to get any workable comic steam going.

Full Review Source: Detroit News | Original Score: 1/4

April 5, 2002
Terry Lawson
Detroit Free Press
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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 Source: Detroit Free Press | Original Score: 1/4

April 5, 2002
Renee Graham
Boston Globe
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It desperately wants to be a wacky, screwball comedy, but the most screwy thing here is how so many talented people were convinced to waste their time.

Full Review Source: Boston Globe | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 5, 2002
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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A playful trifle that feels so much like a genial knockoff of Get Shorty that it might as well be called Get Shorter.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

April 5, 2002

Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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April 5, 2002
Bill Muller
Arizona Republic
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A fast-moving, riotous comedy with a terrific ensemble cast.

| Original Score: 4/5

April 5, 2002
Jonathan Foreman
New York Post
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A good-natured ensemble comedy that tries hard to make the most of a bumper cast, but never quite gets off the ground.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 5, 2002
Claudia Puig
USA Today
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Manages to emerge winningly as an entertaining experience.

Full Review Source: USA Today | Original Score: 3/4

April 5, 2002
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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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 Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 2.5/4

April 5, 2002
Elvis Mitchell
New York Times
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Contradicts itself because it's a ramshackle comedy that's both rowdy and neatly pressed.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 1/5

April 4, 2002
Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
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The new comedy is enjoyable, but there's always a sense that it could be better.

Full Review Source: Dallas Morning News | Original Score: C+

April 4, 2002
Glenn Lovell
San Jose Mercury News
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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 Source: San Jose Mercury News | Original Score: 1.5/4

April 4, 2002
Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
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More trouble than it's worth.

| Original Score: 2/4

April 4, 2002
Paul Clinton (CNN.com)
CNN.com
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On its own, Big Trouble could be considered a funny little film.

Full Review Source: CNN.com

April 4, 2002
Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
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It's a labored, needy comedy. The strain shows.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 4, 2002
Connie Ogle
Miami Herald
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The pacing is swift and the laughs are steady.

Full Review Source: Miami Herald | Original Score: 3/4

April 4, 2002
James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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A glorious mess.

Full Review Source: ReelViews | Original Score: 3/4

April 4, 2002
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
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There are stretches of big fun in Big Trouble, and little pleasures too.

Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly | Original Score: B

April 4, 2002
Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
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The filmmakers keep pushing the jokes at the expense of character until things fall apart.

April 3, 2002
Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
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The big problem with Big Trouble, despite a fine cast and director, is that the damn thing isn't funny.

| Original Score: 1/5

March 28, 2002
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