Big Stan (2009)

Big Stan

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Deuce Bigalow star Rob Schneider writes and stars in this comedy about a nerdy con man whose swindling ways ultimately land him a stiff prison sentence. Terrified at the prospect of being raped while serving time, the diminutive convict-to-be enlists the aid of a respected kung-fu expert in teaching him how to properly defend himself. Once inside, however, he finds his kung-fu serving as a catalyst for peace between the many warring factions.

Rating: R (for crude and sexual content, and language)
Genre: Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Josh Lieb
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 24, 2009
Runtime:
Yari Film Group

Cast


as Stan Minton

as The Master

as Patterson

as Warden Gasque

as Carnahan

as Lew Popper

as Madame Foreman
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Critic Reviews for Big Stan

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (1)

I wasted two valuable hours of my life on Big Stan -- don't make the same mistake.

Full Review… | December 1, 2008
MovieTime, ABC Radio National
Top Critic

Prison rape comedy is offensive and a waste of time.

Full Review… | December 19, 2010
Common Sense Media

A prison comedy that boldly confronts the "hilarity" of male rape, Big Stan isn't as offensive as it imagines itself to be, and nowhere near as silly as I'm sure Rob Schneider hoped for. It's a just a forgettable, unfunny waste of time.

Full Review… | March 16, 2009
DVDTalk.com

If you're not a fan, then this won't do much to convert you, unless you, like Schneider, have a dubious obsession with anal rape jokes.

Full Review… | December 1, 2008
FILMINK (Australia)

This may be the first mainstream Hollywood comedy where the anus drives the movie -- and I don't mean that as a double entendre.

Full Review… | December 1, 2008
Sydney Morning Herald

2008 has, with one or two exceptions, been a diabolical year for American comedy, and Big Stan hits rock bottom.

Full Review… | December 1, 2008
At the Movies (Australia)

Audience Reviews for Big Stan

Very silly and predictable film that only seems to exsist to live out Schneider's fantasy of being a movie hard man for once. Although the fight scenes are actually pretty good and not spoofed too much, Schneider does actually seem to do the moves and is in good shape. Carradine is very hammy and rather poor, while the rest is just alot of gay sex jokes which does get kinda worrying after awhile.

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Phil Hubbs

Super Reviewer

½

I have a soft spot for comedies & specially silly cmedies & the first hour of Big Stan works for me as a silly comedy but after that it becomes annoying & annoying to the point of being nauseous & the only funny thing is that it tries to get serious too, Daivid Carradine is hilarious

arashxak
Arash Xak

Super Reviewer

So stupid it becomes likeabe. The stupidity is a plus as Rob Schneider is sentenced to jail and fearing rape while he is on the inside, he decides to learn martial arts. For the majority of the film it doesn't make enough of it's bizarre premise. There's a few good jokes and some excellent moments, such as Schneider convincing the other convicts to give up rape. It actually handles race issues better thanmany serious dramas, using comedy to really highlight the absurdity. Schneider is fine in the role and I think he is actually an underated talent. At least he can be more contained than Sandler, Ferrel or carrey (in comedy films at least). A stupid film for lighthearted folks.

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Luke Baldock

Super Reviewer

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