College reunion film with mature themes won't interest teens.
| Original Score: 4/5
Even if the film isn't timeless, the soundtrack certainly is.
| Original Score: 2/4
...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.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
Characters are generally middle-of-the-roaders, and pic lacks a tough-minded spokesman who might bring them all up short for a moment.
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.
An irresistibly satisfying cultural artifact.
| Original Score: B
Strong acting and a string of classic rock and soul tunes make up for a superficial script.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
There is no place for depth or nuance in this slickly engineered complacency machine.
Funny and ferociously smart.
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.
| Original Score: B-
Shallow nostalgia-trip flick.
| Original Score: C+
It's perceptive, affectionate and often very funny.
A truly unforgettable motion picture, with a killer soundtrack
| Original Score: 4/5
It has all the right moves. It knows all the right words. Its characters have all the right clothes, expressions, fears, lusts and ambitions. But there's no payoff and it doesn't lead anywhere.
A thoroughly entertaining, fluid and wonderfully relaxed movie that delivers some of the finest ensemble acting to be seen on the screen for years.
| Original Score: 5/5
Three words: 'yadda, yadda, yadda.'
| Original Score: 2/5
The performances represent ensemble playing of an order Hollywood films seldom have time for, with the screenplay providing each character with at least one big scene.
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