Big Nothing Reviews

November 24, 2020
It's slightly clever from time to time, but it's pieced together in an entirely forgettable manner.
May 13, 2020
It's not much good, though certainly not boring.
May 13, 2020
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
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
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
Go rent the 1974 film Dirty Mary Crazy Larry; it's got a similar-ish plot and the car chases are better.
May 13, 2020
It's more like Minor Something.
May 13, 2020
Attempts are made to veil its insipidness through a series of banal, gimmicky plot twists which leave the audience more confused than riveted.
February 23, 2012
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.
November 16, 2011
A screwball revision of Sam Raimi's 'A Simple Plan', which hobbles blindly through a minefield of genres with foolish, split-screen abandon.
March 10, 2011
There are too many black comedy caper movies out there, few which are original enough to work (Fargo is still untouchable). This one's feisty, twisty and well-played, but nothing extraordinary.
January 9, 2008
...one of the most refreshingly mean-spirited comedies to come around in quite some time.
June 28, 2007
A work of dark comic insanity that never gets away from itself.
June 15, 2007
Tense, cruel and hilariously absurd all at once, it may, as its title suggests, not add up to so very much, but it is a deliciously entertaining journey into the night which, at under 90 minutes, never overstays its welcome.