• PG, 1 hr. 42 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Christopher Guest
    In Theaters:
    Sep 15, 1989 Wide
    On DVD:
    Oct 8, 2002
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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The Big Picture Reviews

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent

Full Review Source: Independent | Original Score: 4/5

July 22, 2011
Variety Staff
Variety
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Befitting two of the co-authors of This is Spinal Tap, Guest and Michael McKean, The Big Picture displays a keen eye for the silliness of film biz customs, lingo and attitudes.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 11, 2009
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com

Sometimes hilarious, sometimes chilling anti-Hollywood comedy.

Full Review Source: eFilmCritic.com | Original Score: 5/5

April 9, 2007
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com

| Original Score: 4/5

September 24, 2006
Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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The movie references may strike some as in-jokey, but Guest's likeable film has enough jaundiced sideswipes and lighter chuckles to see it through its slacker spells.

Full Review Source: Time Out

February 9, 2006
Dan Fienberg
Zap2it.com

Very slight, but it hits most of its Hollywood targets with a certain degree of savvy.

| Original Score: 3/5

November 20, 2005
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com

Full Review Source: Filmcritic.com | Original Score: 4.5/5

August 30, 2005
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

| Original Score: 3/5

June 26, 2005
Vincent Canby
New York Times
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A consistently genial, intermittently funny send-up of the current Hollywood scene as demonstrated by the rise and fall of an award-winning film student.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 30, 2004
Scott Weinberg
Apollo Guide

The Movie Machine is skewered and lampooned with an impressive accuracy, but it never crosses the line into becoming an outright bash.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 80/100

October 29, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

If only it was as clever as it believes itself to be.

| Original Score: 3/5

August 13, 2003
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

| Original Score: 4/5

May 27, 2003
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

| Original Score: 3/5

December 30, 2002
Brian J. Arthurs
Beach Reporter (Southern California)

| Original Score: 3/5

December 19, 2002
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire

| Original Score: 4/5

July 31, 2002
Scott Weinberg
eFilmCritic.com

A very clever satire of Hollywood, film school, moviedom in general, and a few specific goofballs.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2002
Chris Hicks
Deseret News, Salt Lake City

All in all this is a terrific comedy that punctures Hollywood's pretentiousness but is never mean-spirited about it.

Full Review Source: Deseret News, Salt Lake City

January 1, 2000
Chuck O'Leary
Fantastica Daily

| Original Score: 2/5

October 10, 2005
Mark Kermode
BBC Radio Five Live
August 30, 2011
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