The Big Chill (1983)
Average Rating: 6.1/10
Reviews Counted: 33
Fresh: 22 | Rotten: 11
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Average Rating: 5.8/10
Critic Reviews: 7
Fresh: 4 | Rotten: 3
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Characters are generally middle-of-the-roaders, and pic lacks a tough-minded spokesman who might bring them all up short for a moment.
...even though it's aware of their narcissism, The Big Chill still views its characters sympathetically, even when they do little to invite much sympathy themselves.
An always entertaining and perceptive film that hardly ever lapses into sentimentality.
An entertaining look at the 80s embourgeoisement of 60s student activists steers skillfully between social satire and sentiment.
Strong acting and a string of classic rock and soul tunes make up for a superficial script.
More significant sociologically than artistically, Kasdan's portrait of the Baby Boom generation--the Yuppie--is a zeitgeist film that is enjoyable due to strong ensemble acting and popular tunes.
A truly unforgettable motion picture, with a killer soundtrack
A thoroughly entertaining, fluid and wonderfully relaxed movie that delivers some of the finest ensemble acting to be seen on the screen for years.
Three words: 'yadda, yadda, yadda.'
The ease with which the group falls back into their old patterns of trust and familiarity after an awkwardly long period of separation is narratively convenient, but not really probable.
Overrated, but good character study
Great cast, phenomenal soundtrack, B+ screenplay.
Audience Reviews for The Big Chill
- Meg: I feel terrible. The last time I spoke with Alex we had a fight. I yelled at him.
- Nick: That's probably why he killed himself.
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