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The Big Bounce Reviews

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January 20, 2013
Not perfect, but good, great actors and interesting movie, recommended.
January 13, 2013
I moved to the wrong effing state...
December 7, 2012
Could be worthwhile, will see.
½ October 3, 2012
Being set in Hawaii is best thing about this film.
½ September 12, 2012
Beautiful Scenery, an almost dream cast, taken from the page of a credited author... what could have gone wrong?

The answer is: pretty much everything.

Morgan Freeman and Gary Sinise don't belong in this codswallop. Owen Wilson can swim in it all he wants, everyone knows he's settling into the groove of making laid-back silly sap movies like this, so it doesn't matter.

Unfortunately, the credited actors are underused to the point of combustion, and Owen Wilson is vamped up in every scene, adding nothing to, in fact taking away from the script, whatever little there was left to take.

Made as a nice paid getaway holiday for the cast, The Big Bounce is just a Big boring mess. What could have been an intreguing tale of corruption, thievery and sarcastic relationships, The Big Bounce fails on every angle, except for the scenery, of course and the soundtrack, which is completed by Australia's own Jet and their breakthrough song Are You Gonna Be My Girl, which I'm sorry to have something critical of even that, but has nothing t do with what happens in the story, almost the opposite.

There is no chemistry between actors, no one seems to care, and everyone seems to be hanging for their lunch break where they can lay back with their head in the sun and bathe or go for a trip on their speed boat.

The ending is completely confusing, and doesn't explain anything. It seems to be trying to fit the movie's quota of entertainment value into 20 seconds, wasting the previous 87 minutes and 40 seconds.

Shameless stuff, Mr. George Armitage, and you have wasted the time of every paying viewer and actor.
June 29, 2012
Not much really happens considering this is a crime caper. The music was the most memorable part....how'd that go again?
May 21, 2012
This was a really bad comedy heist movie starring Morgan Freeman, Owen Wilson, Gary Sinise, Charlie Sheen, Vinnie Jones, Willie Nelson, Sara Foster, Bebe Neuwirth and Harry Dean Stanton.
By far one of the worst adaptations of an Elmore Leonard book.
The acting was pretty bad and the twists and turns weren't overly interesting.
Needed to have some jokes and some nudity.
April 22, 2012
wasnt bad had its moments and was enjoyable at some parts
April 19, 2012
who knows.never heard of it.
February 4, 2012
Excelente película sobre la vida real, comedia, drama, muy buenos actores y un excelente final.
½ December 17, 2011
One of the rare movies that has been overedited. Many of the scenes in the trailer aren't in the final cut and the film is poorer for it. Fun heist movie with a great cast in a beautiful setting. Pretty good for a PG-13 flick.
½ December 11, 2011
It's alright, it's not worth renting, but if you catch it on tv, then watch it
December 4, 2011
i wanted to like the movie but i think they had to many actors
November 19, 2011
Not perfect, but good, great actors and interesting movie, recommended.
½ August 31, 2011
ammm it was ok but second time I wouldn't watch it
½ June 5, 2011
This movie wasn't exactly what I thought it was going to be. I expected a stupid comedy, when in reality, this is more of the average mature comedy - it didn't have the stupid humor I thought it was going to have. It was alright, but like I said, average. There was a nice little twist at the end, which was very much needed because while watching, I was like "where is this movie going?". Overall, nothing special, don't really need to watch it twice.
April 8, 2011
You can see it with some amusement, but it isn´t the funniest movie, neither a good thriller...
½ March 17, 2011
"The Big Bounce" isn't as violent or as imaginative as either of Armitage's previous efforts, he keeps things humming as everybody plots against Jack to make him the fall guy. Even though it's not as good as other Elmore Leonard's film adaptations, it manages to be consistently amusing when it isn't visually resplendent. It may not ever be seen as a great or memorable movie, but you'll have a good time watching it. It's one of those movies where you either loved it or hated it. Like the frosty tropical drinks the people keep sipping here, it's refreshing and icy-cool, a sinful pleasure mixed by experts. By not trying too hard, this remake of a dumb movie has got spring in its step. The bounce is on us.

VERDICT: "Matinée" - (Mixed reaction). These kinds of movies are usually movies that had some good things, but some bad things kept it from being amazing. This rating says to pay matinée prices to see at a theatre or buy an ex rental or a cheap price the DVD to own.
March 10, 2011
The work of Elmore Leonard has produced amazing movies, notably Out of Sight, Get Shorty and Jackie Brown, not to mention the great series Justified. The Big Bounce is soooo not one of them. First Hollywood screwed up The Big Bounce in a 1969 dud starring Ryan O'Neal. Now they've done it a second time, this time with Owen Wilson as Jack, a con artist living in Hawaii who becomes entangled in a series of double and triple crosses orchestrated by a real estate developer (Gary Sinise), his wife (Bebe Neuwirth) and mistress (Sara Foster), as well as a judge (Morgan Freeman) and his stooges (Harry Dean Stanton and, seriously, Willie Nelson). So many great actors, so much wasted talent. That includes director George Armitage, seriously misfiring after helming good movies like Miami Blues and Grosse Pointe Blank. Sad.
January 23, 2011
pretty good movie , Love the cast !
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