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The Big Bounce Reviews

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Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 4, 2004
Had this film been released during any other week than the one that also brought us You Got Served and The Perfect Score, it would seem like a really bad movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 4, 2004
Director George Armitage brings to the project the same degree of playful insouciance that informed his previous picture, Grosse Pointe Blank.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
February 4, 2004
There's little coherence between scenes, which probably doesn't matter since the movie is so easily distracted it's just daring you to stop paying attention.
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Austin O'Connor
Lowell Sun
February 4, 2004
Foster may not be much of an actress, but she sure can fill out a bikini. And she sure looks warm.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/2
Paul Clinton (Boxoffice)
Boxoffice Magazine
February 3, 2004
With a running time clocking in at less than 90 minutes, the movie has a slimmed- down-in-the- editing-room feel; plots points often don't connect.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Kevin Carr
Fat Guys at the Movies
February 3, 2004
While it winds the plot up tight enough, it unravels like a messy Chinese yo-yo instead of springing out at you with a smart ending.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Rick Kisonak
Film Threat
February 3, 2004
If The Big Bounce is interesting in any respect at all, it's only in terms of the odds defied in it's winding up so dull.
| Original Score: 2/5
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Benjamin Strong
Village Voice
February 3, 2004
Newcomer Foster cites Lauren Bacall as a precursor, but her ingénue fatale is more like a lost Olsen triplet.
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
February 3, 2004
Mountain Dew is not a suggestion for your choice of movie-time beverage. It's a mandate.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Angela Baldassarre
Sympatico.ca
February 2, 2004
Obviously incomplete, The Big Bounce has at least 20 more minutes of footage lying around on the cutting-room floor making this whimsical comedy unsatisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
February 2, 2004
Wilson's spaced-out surfer style seems to have infected the entire project (or maybe it was Willie's weed).
| Original Score: 0/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 1, 2004
Cheerfully sunny, lightweight entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
February 1, 2004
...baseless travelogue tripe...This cocky crime caper has all the Bounce of a punctured volleyball resting on a sandy Hawaiian beach.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 31, 2004
88 minutes of pretty pictures in search of a plot and a point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
January 31, 2004
One of the film's major themes is "things are exactly as they appear." Unfortunately everything appeared vacuous and annoying.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 31, 2004
Who gets scammed here? The viewers.
David Noh
Film Journal International
January 31, 2004
Essentially a shaggy-dog tale, relaxed, affable and harmless, that goes down as easily as a Mai Tai.
Bill Gallo
Dallas Observer
January 31, 2004
Elmore Leonard gets another check, but he deserves better, even 35 years after the fact.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
January 31, 2004
The story has been so poked and prodded and spun around it barely knows how to end.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 31, 2004
Everything here is too mild, too sloppy.
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