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Big Trouble Reviews

November 6, 2002
In this clumsy attempt to merge farce with satire, the jokes repeatedly miss the mark.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
July 20, 2002
Mostly ... Sonnenfeld mishandles the broad part of the comedic formula, preferring repetition to thematic development.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 14, 2002
Because the tone is so light, so genial and eager to please, the whole enterprise seems the opposite of prescient. It seems naive, almost delusional.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 9, 2002
Makes for distinctly uneasy viewing, as Big Trouble's massive subtext repeatedly threatens to overwhelm its haphazardly stylized diegesis.
April 8, 2002
... Big Trouble produces only a very few small chuckles.
April 5, 2002
Like an overloaded aircraft at that security-challenged airport, Big Trouble moves forward in fits and starts but never manages to achieve sufficient momentum for a smooth, satisfying liftoff.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 5, 2002
One funny movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2002
The way the roundelay of partners functions, and the interplay within partnerships and among partnerships and the general air of Gator-bashing are consistently delightful.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2002
I don't think I laughed out loud once. And when you're talking about a slapstick comedy, that's a pretty big problem.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 5, 2002
Based on a novel by Miami Herald columnist Dave Barry, but has none of the writer's trademark wit.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
April 5, 2002
I laughed. I didn't respect myself, or the movie, one bit after that.
April 5, 2002
There are so many self-consciously screwy conceits begging for laughs in this lunatic fringe Miami Vice, the prize for crudest is anyone's call.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 5, 2002
Feels haphazard, as if the writers mistakenly thought they could achieve an air of frantic spontaneity by simply tossing in lots of characters doing silly stuff and stirring the pot.
Read More | Original Score: C-
April 5, 2002
A frantic search for laughs, with a hit-to-miss ratio that doesn't exactly favour the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 5, 2002
Too scattered, too convoluted and far too hyper to get any workable comic steam going.
Read More | Original Score: 1/4
April 5, 2002
What director Barry Sonnenfeld surely intended to be farce now only seems forced, and even actors as self-sufficient as Allen and Russo seem utterly flummoxed.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 5, 2002
It desperately wants to be a wacky, screwball comedy, but the most screwy thing here is how so many talented people were convinced to waste their time.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 5, 2002
A playful trifle that feels so much like a genial knockoff of Get Shorty that it might as well be called Get Shorter.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
April 5, 2002
A fast-moving, riotous comedy with a terrific ensemble cast.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
April 5, 2002
A good-natured ensemble comedy that tries hard to make the most of a bumper cast, but never quite gets off the ground.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 5, 2002
Manages to emerge winningly as an entertaining experience.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 5, 2002
It's the kind of movie you can't quite recommend because it is all windup and not much of a pitch, yet you can't bring yourself to dislike it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2002
Contradicts itself because it's a ramshackle comedy that's both rowdy and neatly pressed.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5
April 4, 2002
The new comedy is enjoyable, but there's always a sense that it could be better.
Read More | Original Score: C+
April 4, 2002
Further proof that Sonnenfeld's career, brought to a screeching halt with the gaseous and pointless Wild Wild West, continues in the downward spiral.
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 4, 2002
More trouble than it's worth.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 4, 2002
On its own, Big Trouble could be considered a funny little film.
April 4, 2002
It's a labored, needy comedy. The strain shows.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
April 4, 2002
The pacing is swift and the laughs are steady.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2002
A glorious mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2002
There are stretches of big fun in Big Trouble, and little pleasures too.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 3, 2002
The filmmakers keep pushing the jokes at the expense of character until things fall apart.
March 28, 2002
The big problem with Big Trouble, despite a fine cast and director, is that the damn thing isn't funny.
Read More | Original Score: 1/5