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Big Night Reviews

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September 29, 2016
It will send your salivary glands into Tex Avery territory, but "Big Night" is layered with the delicacy, care & closely guarded alchemy of a family recipe - evolving beyond food as emotional or communicative currency into something more bittersweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
December 18, 2010
Delicious adult fare sure to leave you hungry.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
July 23, 2007
A triumph for everyone involved, but especially for Stanley Tucci.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
April 13, 2006
A lyrical love poem to food and family (or is it family or food?), this serio comedy joins the company of other fun movies about eating, such as Babette's Feast and Like Water for Chocolate.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 24, 2005
A feast of great acting and tender, small moments
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
September 24, 2004
A wonderful film about how the simple pleasures of life -- food, family, friends -- aren't so simple.
| Original Score: 5/5
June 3, 2004
One's appetite will be big for both the food and the movie
| Original Score: 4/5
March 16, 2004
Tucci and Shalhoub always deliver and Big Night is just futher evidence of that.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
January 2, 2004
As they always say, less is more.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
July 14, 2003
A well meaning but uninvolving drama. Why do we care about the chefs? I never really figured it out.
| Original Score: 2/5
April 7, 2003
A charming, delicate repast prepared by Stanley Tucci and Campbell Scott.
April 7, 2003
It will be near-impossible not to stop at an Italian restaurant on the way home from this deliciously funny and insightful film.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 2, 2002
Similar to Like Water for Chocolate, Big Night celebrates the sensuality of food. It will produce more salivating than an afternoon at Pavlov's lab.
Full Review| Original Score: 3.5/4
June 18, 2002
A small movie -- and that's its subtle charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 5, 2002
A sumptuous repast, most of the movie's scenes involve either preparing or serving food.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 17, 2002
Lovingly crafted by Stanley Tucci, it is a tribute to food, to all things American, to immigrants trying to make it, and to the love between brothers.
March 4, 2002
The film offers many tasty tidbits, but it feels distended and a bit too delighted with its own modest charms.
February 22, 2002
A small-scaled film with some substantive observations on creativity, the American Dream, sibling differences, and getting ahead.
May 12, 2001
A feast of a film done on a low budget with a menu featuring top-grade acting, writing and direction.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
February 14, 2001
As delicately and deliciously prepared as the dishes it features, Big Night is a lyric to the love of food, family and persuasive acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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