Big Nothing 2007

Big Nothing

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Movie Info

An unemployed teacher with a chip on his shoulder teams with a scammer and his girlfriend in a blackmailing scheme.

Cast & Crew

Alice Eve
Josie McBroom
Jon Polito
Agent Hymes
Mimi Rogers
Mrs. Smalls
Mitchell Mullen
Reverend Smalls
Amber Sealey
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David Ball
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Steve Christian
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Andras Hamori
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Francois Ivernel
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Tracy Long
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Cameron McCracken
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Critic Reviews for Big Nothing

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4) | Fresh (6) | Rotten (7)

  • It's not much good, though certainly not boring.

    May 13, 2020 | Full Review…

    Philip French

    Guardian
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  • Andrea simply doesn't have the comic nerve or timing to carry it off, and the look of his film is horribly drab - little wonder when most of it was shot in the Isle of Man and Wales, neither of them a convincing stand-in for Oregon.

    May 13, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Andrea's maxed-out visual style is totally at odds with the basic material, which is actually a low-key character comedy. Despite some clever plot twists, wearying result feels as phony as Pegg's and McElhone's Yank accents.

    February 23, 2012 | Full Review…

    Derek Elley

    Variety
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  • A screwball revision of Sam Raimi's 'A Simple Plan', which hobbles blindly through a minefield of genres with foolish, split-screen abandon.

    November 16, 2011 | Full Review…

    David Jenkins

    Time Out
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  • The tone shift is a little too extreme for mainstream success, but Schwimmer and Pegg provide a solid, blackly comic centre to an original crime caper.

    May 13, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • An imitation of other indie noirs it may be, but Big Nothing is one film that offers more than its title suggests.

    May 13, 2020 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Big Nothing

  • Feb 13, 2018
    If you make a film called Big Nothing you really have to offer something interesting, otherwise you're just opening up yourself to that really easy joke. For Simon Pegg completionists only.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 03, 2012
    The acting is right, but the script is all wrong. All three actors play off each other well, but the constant shifting of the plot gets zanier and zanier with each passing twist. Being a story about a troubled writer, I would have almost given this film the benefit of the doubt if it had gone with the twist that these crazy turns of events were all part of a story written by David Schwimmer's character. By the time Jon Polito's character gets involved, I was completely done with this film.
    Christopher H Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2012
    An interesting premise and promising start, but ultimately the film unravels into a mess. The script mistakes absurd twist after absurd twist as clever, while it's actually cheap and distracting. Laughs are to be had, but are too few and far between the rest of the material which tries desperately to be a witty black comedy, but doesn't make it.
    Jeffrey M Super Reviewer
  • Sep 14, 2011
    Well-acted with a driven, entertaining plot and just plain hilarious. I approve
    Idrees K Super Reviewer

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