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The Big Bounce Reviews

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January 31, 2004
Everything here is too mild, too sloppy.
January 31, 2004
A big dud that was bounced from last year's release schedule by Warner Bros. before landing here in winter's dreaded deep freeze.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 30, 2004
Owen Wilson - the poor man's Woody Harrelson - stars... Because Wilson doesn't seem to care, it's hard for viewers to feel much differently.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 30, 2004
A sloppy, lazy, amiable movie with a sloppy, lazy, amiable hero.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
January 30, 2004
Boring, unsexy, styleless, sluggish and physically ugly.
January 30, 2004
Insipid potboiler set against the far more enticing surf and sand of Oahu's North Shore.
January 30, 2004
The leading man/leading lady crackle and pop Armitage usually handles so well fizzles and plops, taking the film down with it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2004
Given a choice between shovelling my driveway or going to see The Big Bounce again, I would choose the driveway.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
January 30, 2004
The director, George Armitage, has a good feel for laid-back, hipster black comedy but no impulse whatsoever to keep the narrative moving.
January 30, 2004
For all its twists and turns, Bounce never really goes anywhere.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 30, 2004
In every other way, The Big Bounce is a dreadful exercise, with a script full of contradictions and empty gestures and a leading lady who's such a novice it hurts to watch her.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 30, 2004
A mediocre but mildly entertaining remake.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
January 30, 2004
The Big Bounce smacks of one of those films that, after sitting on some studio shelf too long, was hastily re-edited to get a PG-13 rating and then stuffed with filler material to beef it up to 88 minutes.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 30, 2004
Although it lacks the flair and edgy wit of Miami Blues, The Big Bounce is an unpretentious and funny caper comedy that gives you far more bang for your buck than most of the dreck currently playing at the neighborhood multiplex.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 30, 2004
The Big Bounce struggles in every scene to capture Leonard's unique tone -- something that must be harder than it looks, since so many have tried and failed.
January 30, 2004
You have to admire any movie that can convince you congenital milksop Owen Wilson is a charming, roguish criminal, and The Big Bounce goes about that subterfuge the right way.
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
January 30, 2004
The movie is all over the place, never jelling into anything sharp or intriguing or funny.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
January 30, 2004
Bland adaptation of Elmore Leonard caper comedy with some fun performances but no zest or heat.
Read More | Original Score: C
January 30, 2004
The movie is as pleasant as a sea breeze, but it slacks in the substance department.
January 30, 2004
So utterly inconsequential it fades from memory long before it's even over.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
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