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Big Night Reviews

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Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Fred Topel
July 14, 2003
A well meaning but uninvolving drama. Why do we care about the chefs? I never really figured it out.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
May 13, 2009
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
By the end of the movie, we have been through an emotional and a sensual wringer, in a film of great wisdom and delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
When it comes to seeing Big Night, two words say it all: Bon appetite!
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
April 18, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
January 1, 2000
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
Rob Gonsalves
July 23, 2007
A triumph for everyone involved, but especially for Stanley Tucci.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Heather Boerner
Common Sense Media
December 18, 2010
Delicious adult fare sure to leave you hungry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
June 3, 2004
One's appetite will be big for both the food and the movie
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Null
January 1, 2000
All-in-all, it's a warm, funny, and at the same time heartbreaking look at one big night in the company of some truly interesting people.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
July 2, 2002
Similar to Like Water for Chocolate, Big Night celebrates the sensuality of food. It will produce more salivating than an afternoon at Pavlov's lab.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Insecurity, passion, love, lust, life lessons and the American Dream all play a part in Big Night, and each touches a nerve under the fastidious direction of Tucci and Scott.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
February 22, 2002
A small-scaled film with some substantive observations on creativity, the American Dream, sibling differences, and getting ahead.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Stanley Tucci's surprise cinematic brainchild fills you up with its audacious originality.
| Original Score: 3.5/4
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
A feast of a film done on a low budget with a menu featuring top-grade acting, writing and direction.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Desson Thomson
Washington Post
April 7, 2003
A charming, delicate repast prepared by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: A
Jules Brenner
Cinema Signals
June 9, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Leslie Rigoulot
Film Scouts
April 17, 2002
Lovingly crafted by Stanley Tucci, it is a tribute to food, to all things American, to immigrants trying to make it, and to the love between brothers.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
March 24, 2012
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Todd McCarthy
August 13, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 26, 2006
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
April 9, 2005
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 6, 2002
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January 1, 2000
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
May 20, 2003
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March 31, 2008

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March 24, 2002
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June 24, 2006
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