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Big Reviews

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April 1, 2008
As far as the movie's message is considered -- if only grown-ups could be more like kids -- Jerry Lewis did an infinitely better job of plugging it in the 50s.
November 4, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 28, 2015
The film succeeds largely because of the splendid performance of Tom Hanks -- who is irresistibly funny as "big" Josh.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
December 25, 2014
Tom Hanks is marvellously child-like as Josh, all restless energy, innocence and real pleasure in the liberation that being grown-up allows him.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 2, 2013
A delightful comedy-fantasy.
August 2, 2013
There's also one absolutely charming moment when Hanks and Loggia leap from key to key to tap out the melody and harmony to "Heart and Soul" on a giant piano in the F.A.O. Schwarz toy store.
August 2, 2013
An otherwise-hackneyed story of personality transmigration takes on new meaning -- accompanied by plenty of laughs -- all because of the film`s gregarious and clever star, Tom Hanks.
August 11, 2014
Big may well be a formula fantasy movie, but Penny Marshall's polished direction combined with Hanks's gauche charm make it the best of the spate of body-swap movies turned out by Hollywood in the late 1980s.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 2, 2011
Wonderful story with some mature material.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
August 23, 2016
What makes this all work, of course, is Hanks himself, who brings remarkable authenticity and simplicity to the role. He makes being a kid seem as wonderful as it was, and as scary and as confusing too.
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 1988
The film is funny, sweet, and even a little edgy. It's also emotionally honest and almost never crass.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 3, 2004
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
June 3, 2007
Hanks so convincingly played a grown-up with a 12-year-old mind that he transformed instantly in the public eye from a run-of-the-mill comedy star to a respected actor with limitless potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 19, 2005
Great performance by Hanks makes this a winner.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
July 25, 2002
Thanks almost exclusively to Tom Hanks, "Big" is far and away the best "age-switch" flick out there.
| Original Score: 4.5/5
May 6, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
December 30, 2002
Charming and lightweight, if a trifle earnest at times.
| Original Score: 3/5
May 7, 2007
The picture still stands proud as a comedy easy chair of sorts, but even more vividly as Tom Hanks's finest hour as an actor.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
January 1, 2000
Who can forget the grungy hotel clerk played by Rockets Redglare?
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
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