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The Big Bounce Reviews

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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
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
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
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 4, 2004
Director George Armitage brings to the project the same degree of playful insouciance that informed his previous picture, Grosse Pointe Blank.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 1, 2004
Cheerfully sunny, lightweight entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 31, 2004
Essentially a shaggy-dog tale, relaxed, affable and harmless, that goes down as easily as a Mai Tai.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
January 30, 2004
A sloppy, lazy, amiable movie with a sloppy, lazy, amiable hero.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Timothy Knight
January 30, 2004
Although it lacks the flair and edgy wit of Miami Blues, The Big Bounce is an unpretentious and funny caper comedy that gives you far more bang for your buck than most of the dreck currently playing at the neighborhood multiplex.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Steve Schneider
Orlando Weekly
January 30, 2004
You have to admire any movie that can convince you congenital milksop Owen Wilson is a charming, roguish criminal, and The Big Bounce goes about that subterfuge the right way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
January 30, 2004
Bounce feels as dated and condescending as Blue Hawaii.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Todd Gilchrist
January 30, 2004
We all know how good Morgan Freeman is. But it's time to celebrate the impeccable comic timing of his easygoing co-star Owen Wilson.
Peter Sobczynski
Critic Doctor
January 29, 2004
I have to admit that I had a pretty good time watching the film unfold in its amiably haphazard fashion.
Arthur Lazere
January 29, 2004
[Wilson's] deceptively easy-going manner...provides the needed energy that keeps 'The Big Bounce' bouncing.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 29, 2004
Though the first Bounce had no comedy, this version has a lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor
January 29, 2004
Just the ticket for cold-weather viewing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 29, 2004
By not trying too hard, this remake of a dumb movie has got spring in its step.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
January 29, 2004
Like the frosty tropical drinks the people keep sipping here, it's refreshing and icy-cool, a sinful pleasure mixed by experts.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Hazel-Dawn Dumpert
L.A. Weekly
January 28, 2004
It's Wilson who's the score here.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
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Joe Leydon
March 27, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution
June 14, 2004
Jesse Hassenger
February 13, 2004

Boston Phoenix
January 31, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
January 31, 2004
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AV Club
January 29, 2004
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