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The Big Picture Reviews

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
December 7, 2012
"The Big Picture" ends perhaps a bit too ambiguously, but there's something refreshing about its faith in the moviegoer's intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 30, 2012
Director Eric Lartigau tells the story slowly, less interested in suspense than in character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
November 21, 2012
Takes familiar material - involving a violent crime and an assumed identity - and nudges it just enough to keep us interested for most of the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
November 9, 2012
It moves, with supple muscularity, toward a twisty and satisfying conclusion.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
October 25, 2012
Duris is excellent, his hair and eyes growing wilder with each step of the journey, and he has solid support ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
October 12, 2012
A dark little fable, the story of two separate roads that briefly intersect - and what happens when a man suddenly jumps from one mapped journey to the other.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Farran Smith Nehme
New York Post
October 12, 2012
The movie has the intense psychological focus of the late Claude Chabrol, if not Chabrol's graceful camerawork.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
October 11, 2012
If some of the plot details defy credibility, Romain Duris's electrifying performance makes you overlook any inconsistencies, as his likable character becomes a man on the run barely able to stifle his panic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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October 11, 2012
This existential thriller is about a person who seeks personal freedom by becoming somebody else.
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
October 11, 2012
For most of the way, right up until a hastily contrived and deeply unsatisfying ending, the film perceptively sketches a fractured identity, a man who enters a new life carrying painful remnants of the old.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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David Fear
Time Out
October 9, 2012
Even [Duris] can't fully salvage a last act that clumsily tries to sell the notion that white-knight altruism is the ultimate creative satisfaction.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Chris Packham
Village Voice
October 9, 2012
For most of the film, Lartigau creates the tension of a Hitchcockian thriller solely through Paul's interior struggle ...