Big Game Reviews

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May 10, 2019
With tongue buried so firmly in cheek that it's in danger of burrowing out the other side, Big Game is a good ol'-fashioned "so bad it's brilliant" B-movie.
November 15, 2018
The genuine sense of camaraderie between the two grounds "Big Game" so that when the film goes big - there's an aerial battle fought in and around a helicopter - there are no questions asked.
October 11, 2017
A bad movie is still a bad movie, no matter how enjoyable; Big Game is merely the best a bad movie can be.
September 20, 2017
It's quite a fun ride and will be inspiring for pre-teen boys who need heroes other than the comic-book kind.
February 23, 2017
It's the kind of film that is so enjoyable that feels so brief; it seems to end just when it should get good. [Full review in Spanish]
January 17, 2017
Big Game offers audiences an uncomplicated, affectionate and entertaining homage to the action-adventure of cinema past.
September 13, 2016
Without the unusual Finnish elements, this would have been a far more mundane Game.
March 1, 2016
Sometimes, one needs well-made, mindless entertainment in the middle of the summer, and Big Game delivers just that -- joyous, senseless entertainment without making you feel like you've just had a lobotomy.
February 22, 2016
The black humor of Big Game's implausibility wonderfully complements the usually over-wrought notion of a terrorist attack.
December 30, 2015
Everything that is good about Big Game can be summed up in two words and one letter -- Samuel L Jackson.
September 20, 2015
The ensuing action is reliably ridiculous, but Tommila's plucky boy and Jackson's hapless president make an amusing double act.
August 26, 2015
The ensuing action-adventure may promise more than it ultimately delivers but remains fun for long periods.
August 24, 2015
"Big Game" won't be reinventing the wheel or anything else any time soon, but there is a certain amiableness to its slick, no-nonsense, unapologetic adherence to formula.
July 10, 2015
There's an specious, death-defying maniacal glee afoot in this outlandish outdoors thriller. Big Game is a foreigner's vision of American conspiracy theory run amok.
July 9, 2015
This is one of Jackson's best performances in years -- his POTUS is just self-aware enough to be fun instead of stuffy. And the kid's not bad either.
July 9, 2015
The story penned by Helander with Petri Jokiranta goes heavy on the hokum, not to mention the CGI fireworks, but a dialled-down Jackson and a fired-up Tommila make for an entertaining pair.
July 9, 2015
An old-school boys' adventure story [that's] absurdly outlandish but ridiculously enjoyable.
July 6, 2015
A ridiculous, escapist action-adventure, destined for popularity on the Netflix queue.
July 1, 2015
Big Game never aims higher than slight entertainment, and it achieves that goal.
July 1, 2015
... strains to replicate mainstream Hollywood action flicks instead of emphasizing the differences that make it unique.
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