The Big Easy Reviews

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July 31, 2013
Until conventional plot contrivances begin to spoil the fun, The Big Easy is a snappy, sassy battle of the sexes in the guise of a melodrama about police corruption.
July 31, 2013
The Big Easy is an extremely enjoyable (and well-lubricated) vehicle for two actors who aren't quite yet stars, but should be.
July 31, 2013
The Big Easy is as atmospheric as they come, but -- surprise! -- it's also sharp and swift. Plus, it has ample amounts of chemistry -- the steamy, sexy kind.
July 31, 2013
The film's strength is director Jim McBride's seemingly easy way of presenting us with a New Orleans that is more malevolent and intoxicating than the tourist trap that some think it to be.
July 31, 2013
It's sleek, briskly paced, firmly controlled and shrewdly dosed with humor, action and romance.
October 5, 2011
Eventually the film's suspense underpinnings take over its personal story, yet that tension Quaid and Barkin generate still holds. Soldily fine as actors they're also a great pair, like two golden athletes.
October 9, 2016
Set against a Cajun background, the movie is a bird's-eye view of a little-known culture operating within a totally familiar urban context. The effect is exhilarating.
April 11, 2016
Revels in its slight plot, noirish atmosphere, sassy interplay between main characters and its gumbo-like smells.
July 31, 2013
Quaid, a competent character actor who looks more like a leading man with each new film, has all the prize scenes in The Big Easy and he does the best he can with them. But they all seem to be castoffs from old Richard Gere movies.
July 31, 2013
After watching this sizzling crime thriller, you will be at a loss to explain why director Jim McBride failed to go on and take Hollywood by storm. At least the careers of Dennis Quaid and Ellen Barkin were boosted.
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