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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
August 2, 2013
A delightful comedy-fantasy.
August 2, 2013
Penny Marshall brings a logic to the premise that is sustained through most of the movie. And where the other movies snickered at the sexual possibilities in the idea, she faces up to them with both candor and taste.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 2, 2013
This setup isn't exactly what you'd call plausible, but the follow-through is consistent and clever.
July 29, 2013
Big, which has been directed by Penny Marshall with verve and impeccable judgment, drops a child's innocence into the corporate rat race as if it were a depth charge.
July 29, 2013
When Marshall brings Hanks and Perkins together, she discovers a grace and lightness in their relationship that transcends the pinched thematics of the script.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 16, 2013
Not a major movie but a pleasing one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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.
April 1, 2008
Unspools with enjoyable genuineness and ingenuity.
June 24, 2006
Marshall, Hanks, and his co-stars seldom put a foot wrong.
May 20, 2003
For any other full-grown actors who try their hands at fidgeting, squirming, throwing water balloons and wolfing down food in a huge variety of comically disgusting ways, this really is the performance to beat.
January 1, 2000
What's great about it is that it shows how wonderfully full of toys the world of adults can be. And though this may fall under the heading of tiny, perhaps even fatuous, revelations, it does send you out of the theater with a lighter step.
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