The Big Chill Reviews

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.
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 irresistibly satisfying cultural artifact.
May 5, 2008
There is no place for depth or nuance in this slickly engineered complacency machine.
May 5, 2008
Funny and ferociously smart.
Top Critic
February 9, 2006
It's perceptive, affectionate and often very funny.
October 23, 2004
It has all the right moves. It knows all the right words. Its characters have all the right clothes, expressions, fears, lusts and ambitions. But there's no payoff and it doesn't lead anywhere.
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.