The Big Bounce Reviews
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.
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.
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.