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The Next Big Thing Reviews

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Ed Park
Village Voice
May 28, 2002
The concept is simple, even irresistible, but Posner's dishearteningly unsophisticated treatment itself rings false.
May 30, 2002
The sweet romantic comedy overwhelms the satirical bitterness, producing a fluffy, pleasant, instantly forgettable picture that feels more than a little behind the times.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
June 3, 2002
Squandering a potentially juicy subject for ridicule, the film simply doesn't have the wit necessary to do it justice, relying instead on obvious jokes and stereotypical characterizations.
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
June 13, 2002
Irritatingly cutesy and self-satisfied on top of it all, making the picture something of an endurance test besides being a misfire.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
June 14, 2002
A feeble and tedious satire on the New York art scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Jon Popick
Planet Sick-Boy
August 23, 2002
The send-up here is relatively weak
Full Review| Original Score: 4/10
Doris Toumarkine
Film Journal International
September 9, 2002
The female characters, with the exception of Britton, tend toward vulgar and the men register at various degrees of obnoxiousness.
Emanuel Levy
August 12, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5

E! Online
May 31, 2002
Hardly the next big thing to hit theaters.
Full Review | Original Score: C+

Film Threat
December 8, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
November 25, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
May 16, 2002
A clever, amusing parody of the New York art scene that's about something much bigger.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rachel Gordon
May 28, 2002
Set amongst the spoiled and the starving in New York, The Next Big Thing pits artistic intelligence against a pleasantly simple love story
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Lawrence Van Gelder
New York Times
May 29, 2002
A deftly satisfying, comically coherent sendup of the world of art.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Kim Williamson
Boxoffice Magazine
June 10, 2002
[Eigeman's] driving insistence to reach some meaningful point with his Gus pushes The Next Big Thing into otherwise undeserved success.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Gregory Weinkauf
New Times
June 13, 2002
The movie's rife with types ... but any story's a good story if it's told well, and this one is, with chuckles to spare.
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
August 23, 2002
An amusing, light-hearted satire of a Manhattan art world.
Read More | Original Score: 7/10
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