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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
July 18, 2003
There are films that succeed in spite of themselves and there are films that remain well-meaning, slightly interesting failures. Lodged somewhere between these two related poles is The Big Tease, a slight, breezy comedy with carefree independent fi
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 17, 2003
The Big Tease is about a flamboyant Scottish hairdresser who travels to Los Angeles to compete the World Freestyle Hairdressing Championship. Believe it or not, it's worse than it sounds.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 28, 2003
Some of the jokes are obvious and fall flat, but others work their sly charm on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Although it has its moments, The Big Tease doesn't fulfill its potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Daniel Mangin
January 1, 2000
Cathy Thompson-Georges
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
The Big Tease isn't particularly sharp in its observation of L.A. style, or of salon mores, or of much else.
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
A sub-sitcom stretched to an interminable 85 minutes.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Likely to vanish from theaters in a blink.
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
A big, fabulous tease-and nothing more.
Rob Blackwelder
January 1, 2000
Little more than a tiresome, transplanted, sports underdog plot, complete with a showdown finale (exaggerated, six-foot-tall hair-chitecture) and cornball cameos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Harvey S. Karten
January 1, 2000
Awfully predictable and weightless.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
January 1, 2000
The acting is what you would expect for a cheap indie.
| Original Score: 6/10
Dave White
January 1, 2000
This film aims low and hits its mark.
Glenn Whipp
Los Angeles Daily News
January 1, 2000
A busy exercise in fashion that simply cannot hide the bald spots in its storytelling.
Michael Dequina
January 1, 2000
A strange thing happened from the 25-minute mark: I began to be charmed by this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Crawford's such a good-hearted guy, you can't help but want a cut from his clippers.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
January 1, 2000
Directed by Briton Kevin Allen (Twin Town) with just the right light touch.
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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Robert Horton
January 1, 2000
Does a lot of little stuff right.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A shear delight!
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A sampling of previous crowd-pleasers.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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