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The Big Bounce Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Missing: this movie's plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 2, 2005
Not a bad film, despite what you may have heard, but there is no doubt it should have been a lot better.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
Tony Medley
October 7, 2004
With gorgeous Hawaiian cinematography, a charming Owen Wilson, and a clever script, I found it eminently enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 25, 2004
This movie is all looks and no brains.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Simon Braund
Empire Magazine
May 14, 2004
It's sexy, offbeat fun for the most part, but it's way too laid-back for its own good and, in the end, obstinately refuses to be anything more than the sum of its highly promising parts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
March 26, 2004
Yet another screen adaptation of an Elmore Leonard novel, but this one just doesn't work.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/5
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
March 16, 2004
Never comes together into anything remotely interesting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
David Keyes
February 27, 2004
...a dead zone of monstrous proportions that warrants nothing but yawns and groans for all 89 minutes it takes up the screen.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
February 23, 2004
Despite some inspired casting and a photogenic Hawaiian backdrop, director George Armitage can't imbue the tale with Leonard's unique balance of wit and tension.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Greg Muskewitz
February 21, 2004
It tends to be bouncy in that flippant, rhythmic attitude, the winkingly self-assuredness so prevalent in the actual assuredness of Get Shorty.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
February 15, 2004
glides along on the humor of its characters and the inherent intrigue created whenever multiple characters with multiple agendas all appear to be going after the same thing
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
February 14, 2004
After sitting through this, you'll need a vacation, too.
Full Review| Original Score: 1/4
Scott Weinberg
February 14, 2004
When the best thing you can say about a movie is that a handful of actors manage to salvage it from time to time, you're not exactly talking about a great piece of filmmaking.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
James Rocchi
February 13, 2004
Adaptation of Elmore Leonard novel doesn't have much rebound at all, despite a big-name cast.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
February 13, 2004
Owen Wilson, Charlie Sheen and newcomer Sara Foster are all wrong for Elmore Leonard characters.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 9, 2004
...Nothing matters much in this Elmore Leonard adaptation as the sight of budding starlet Sara Foster in various states of undress.
Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
February 9, 2004
Comfortable and familiar, like a good friend telling a joke you've heard before. Weightless, diverting fun for those who simply must catch at least one movie a week.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Ed Gonzalez
City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
February 5, 2004
Best approached as a Come to Hawaii advertisement with a wisecracking Wilson as your happy tour guide.
Michael Dequina
February 5, 2004
Couldn't be any less like its title, as the mix of quirks, crime and comedy... comes off as labored and largely unfunny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
February 4, 2004
...they'll be plenty of seats...
Full Review| Original Score: 0/4
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