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The Big Bounce Reviews

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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
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
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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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
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
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
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.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
February 3, 2004
Newcomer Foster cites Lauren Bacall as a precursor, but her ingénue fatale is more like a lost Olsen triplet.
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
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
February 2, 2004
Wilson's spaced-out surfer style seems to have infected the entire project (or maybe it was Willie's weed).
Read More | Original Score: 0/4
February 1, 2004
Cheerfully sunny, lightweight entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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
January 31, 2004
88 minutes of pretty pictures in search of a plot and a point.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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-
January 31, 2004
Who gets scammed here? The viewers.
January 31, 2004
Essentially a shaggy-dog tale, relaxed, affable and harmless, that goes down as easily as a Mai Tai.
January 31, 2004
Sheen, too, seems to particularly relish his sad-sack character, a pathetic loser of a rube named Bob Jr. He's hysterically funny at times injecting the film with just the type of pathetic silliness the rest of it sorely lacks.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 31, 2004
Elmore Leonard gets another check, but he deserves better, even 35 years after the fact.
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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