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Big Trouble in Little China Reviews

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Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Special effects don't mean much unless we care about the characters who are surrounded by them, and in this movie the characters often seem to exist only to fill up the foregrounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 6, 2010
Benefits from a rollicking wise-ass performance from Kurt Russell but otherwise falls limp courtesy of too many corny gags.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 18, 2001
...all action from the word go, with almost none of it generating any excitement, suspense, or humor.
| Original Score: 5/10
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
November 27, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
October 29, 2003
I really hated this.
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
June 26, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 22, 2005
The high-octane action comedy takes all that was worthwhile from decades of B-flicks and distills it into a maximum-concentration explosion of cinematic TNT.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 15, 2005
Russell and Carpenter make a great team.
| Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
November 15, 2009
A film to embody the Eighties, and justify them
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Kung fu, monsters, sorcery, 18-wheelers, swordfights and world-saving heroics against impossible odds: What more could you want?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
April 2, 2005
A wholly enjoyable mixture of action, comedy, romance, and horror.
| Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
This is a bizarre, fun, action packed film, filled with wild characters and an adventurous, imaginative and campy spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 10, 2002
A inspired and slightly unhinged homage to grindhouse B-moviemaking.
| Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 13, 2013
Works as a stand alone classic that features John Carpenter at his best.
Christopher Null
May 12, 2001
On the commentary track, Russell and Carpenter provide one of the best bantering sessions I've ever heard
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Robin Clifford
Reeling Reviews
August 19, 2002
Campy as heck but a lot of fun, too.
| Original Score: 3/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
October 17, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 17, 2004
Rumsey Taylor
Not Coming to a Theater Near You
October 3, 2006
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
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