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The Big Chill Reviews

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Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media
September 9, 2014
College reunion film with mature themes won't interest teens.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Keith Phipps
The Dissolve
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5

May 5, 2008
An always entertaining and perceptive film that hardly ever lapses into sentimentality.

Empire Magazine
May 5, 2008
An entertaining look at the 80s embourgeoisement of 60s student activists steers skillfully between social satire and sentiment.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
May 5, 2008
An irresistibly satisfying cultural artifact.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 5, 2008
Strong acting and a string of classic rock and soul tunes make up for a superficial script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
May 5, 2008
Funny and ferociously smart.
Emanuel Levy
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.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Susan Granger
August 8, 2006
| Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
March 7, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
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Time Out
February 9, 2006
It's perceptive, affectionate and often very funny.
Clint Morris
March 24, 2005
A truly unforgettable motion picture, with a killer soundtrack
| Original Score: 4/5
Mark R. Leeper
October 8, 2004
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 18, 2004
A thoroughly entertaining, fluid and wonderfully relaxed movie that delivers some of the finest ensemble acting to be seen on the screen for years.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 16, 2003
| Original Score: 3/5
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
May 21, 2003
The performances represent ensemble playing of an order Hollywood films seldom have time for, with the screenplay providing each character with at least one big scene.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
October 3, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 12, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Cory Cheney
Urban Tulsa Weekly
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 7, 2002
Overrated, but good character study
| Original Score: 4/5
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