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The Next Big Thing Reviews

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Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International

The female characters, with the exception of Britton, tend toward vulgar and the men register at various degrees of obnoxiousness.

Full Review Source: Film Journal International

September 9, 2002
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle

An amusing, light-hearted satire of a Manhattan art world.

| Original Score: 7/10

August 23, 2002
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy

The send-up here is relatively weak

Full Review | Original Score: 4/10

August 23, 2002
Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
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A feeble and tedious satire on the New York art scene.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 1/5

June 14, 2002
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

Irritatingly cutesy and self-satisfied on top of it all, making the picture something of an endurance test besides being a misfire.

Full Review Source: Film Freak Central | Original Score: 1/4

June 13, 2002
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times

The movie's rife with types ... but any story's a good story if it's told well, and this one is, with chuckles to spare.

June 13, 2002
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine

[Eigeman's] driving insistence to reach some meaningful point with his Gus pushes The Next Big Thing into otherwise undeserved success.

Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

June 10, 2002
Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
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Squandering a potentially juicy subject for ridicule, the film simply doesn't have the wit necessary to do it justice, relying instead on obvious jokes and stereotypical characterizations.

June 3, 2002

E! Online

Hardly the next big thing to hit theaters.

Full Review Source: E! Online | Original Score: C+

May 31, 2002
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

The sweet romantic comedy overwhelms the satirical bitterness, producing a fluffy, pleasant, instantly forgettable picture that feels more than a little behind the times.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/5

May 30, 2002
Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
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A deftly satisfying, comically coherent sendup of the world of art.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 4/5

May 29, 2002
Ed Park
Village Voice
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The concept is simple, even irresistible, but Posner's dishearteningly unsophisticated treatment itself rings false.

Full Review Source: Village Voice

May 28, 2002
Rachel Gordon
Filmcritic.com

Set amongst the spoiled and the starving in New York, The Next Big Thing pits artistic intelligence against a pleasantly simple love story

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 3/5

May 28, 2002
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve

A clever, amusing parody of the New York art scene that's about something much bigger.

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

May 16, 2002
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 2/5

August 12, 2005

Film Threat

Full Review Source: Film Threat | Original Score: 2.5/5

December 8, 2002
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

November 25, 2002
Andrew Rodgers
Zap2it.com
February 25, 2004

L.A. Weekly
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June 14, 2002
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