Big Game Reviews

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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.
June 26, 2015
There are times when it seems impossible that it could possibly exist as a real thing and not just as a parody trailer that accidentally got inflated to feature length.
June 25, 2015
Gleefully dumb but eager to entertain, this is cheeseball stuff baked with deliciously outsized performances and low comedy and photographed across mighty beautiful landscapes.
June 25, 2015
Mr. Jackson has never seemed so unblustery; his scenes with the younger actor have ease and humor. The authority is there but also the soul you'd want from the leader of the free world.
June 25, 2015
"Big Game" never once feels credible, and that's why it's so entertaining. Almost nothing that takes place in this movie could occur in the real world, and there's something comforting about that.
June 25, 2015
As a throwback, Big Game understands the thrills of retro action but never earns its big moments.
Top Critic
June 25, 2015
It seems only fair now to let kids from every other country line up to escort Samuel L. Jackson to safety. What kinds of misadventures could he get up to in Uruguay, or Mauritania?
June 25, 2015
Off-kilter as Helander's sensibility continues to be, he's got a passion for popcorn-movie energy that can be contagious - especially when he's not trashing Santa.
June 25, 2015
While [director] Helander probably didn't want to make things too campy or tongue-in-cheek, a little of this attitude might have distracted viewers from the rent-a-villains and generic action.
June 25, 2015
This is like fan fiction from someone who only has one genre in their Netflix queue.
June 25, 2015
If nothing else, Finnish writer-director Jalmari Helander has a knack for cooking up premises so absurd that they can't help but intrigue.
Top Critic
June 25, 2015
The audience is treated to jaw-dropping action sequences, enhanced by awesome special effects and staggering cinematography.
June 24, 2015
"Big Game" is goofy fun, whether Jackson is rolling down a hill in a freezer, the kid is trying to stop a bazooka with an arrow, or we're witnessing other stunts that are just too preposterous to describe.
June 24, 2015
I was highly prepared to tell you that "Big Game" was cynical garbage and that nobody involved gave a damn - but the thing is, that simply isn't true.
June 23, 2015
Predictably ridiculous.
June 22, 2015
A refreshingly simple action movie.
June 22, 2015
Often hilarious and even a tiny bit moving.
May 7, 2015
The action includes an amusing scene featuring a chest freezer and a helicopter.
May 5, 2015
Yes, Jackson does get to call someone 'motherfucker' right before shooting them.
September 12, 2014
Taken in a lighthearted spirit, it's all good fun, with well-handled if increasingly improbable action.
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