The Big Chill Reviews

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February 27, 2020
A wickedly funny yet compassionate comedy.
September 4, 2019
It establishes a very interesting union between reality and fiction, between past and present, between errors and their correction. [Full Review in Spanish]
August 20, 2019
A funny, sad, warm-hearted story about real people who passed sorrowfully into the '80s from the '60s.
January 29, 2019
What might have been a meaningful exploration of the changes wrought by 20 years of abrasive reality is diverted, essentially, into who's going to wind up sleeping with whom.
September 9, 2014
College reunion film with mature themes won't interest teens.
August 7, 2014
Even if the film isn't timeless, the soundtrack certainly is.
July 28, 2014
...even though it's aware of their narcissism, The Big Chill still views its characters sympathetically, even when they do little to invite much sympathy themselves.
May 5, 2008
Characters are generally middle-of-the-roaders, and pic lacks a tough-minded spokesman who might bring them all up short for a moment.
May 5, 2008
An always entertaining and perceptive film that hardly ever lapses into sentimentality.
May 5, 2008
An entertaining look at the 80s embourgeoisement of 60s student activists steers skillfully between social satire and sentiment.
May 5, 2008
An irresistibly satisfying cultural artifact.
May 5, 2008
Strong acting and a string of classic rock and soul tunes make up for a superficial script.
May 5, 2008
There is no place for depth or nuance in this slickly engineered complacency machine.
May 5, 2008
Funny and ferociously smart.
February 2, 2008
More significant sociologically than artistically, Kasdan's portrait of the Baby Boom generation--the Yuppie--is a zeitgeist film that is enjoyable due to strong ensemble acting and popular tunes.
February 14, 2007
Shallow nostalgia-trip flick.
August 8, 2006
March 7, 2006
February 9, 2006
It's perceptive, affectionate and often very funny.
August 4, 2005
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