The Big Picture Reviews

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February 2, 2016
[A] hilariously canny 1989 satire about contemporary filmmaking in Hollywood.
March 11, 2009
Befitting two of the co-authors of This is Spinal Tap, Guest and Michael McKean, The Big Picture displays a keen eye for the silliness of film biz customs, lingo and attitudes.
February 9, 2006
The movie references may strike some as in-jokey, but Guest's likeable film has enough jaundiced sideswipes and lighter chuckles to see it through its slacker spells.
August 30, 2004
A consistently genial, intermittently funny send-up of the current Hollywood scene as demonstrated by the rise and fall of an award-winning film student.
May 12, 2001
You keep rooting for this Hollywood sendup to make it, even as the bad ideas start gaining on the good.
March 21, 2016
A genial and funny satire/comedy about an up-and-coming student filmmaker.
February 2, 2016
Partly romance, partly fantasy, partly satire on what passes for life in Hollywood -- and all charm -- this movie even has a perfect title.
February 2, 2016
A failed attempt to spoof the wheelers and dealers behind the scenes in Hollywood.
April 9, 2007
Sometimes hilarious, sometimes chilling anti-Hollywood comedy.
November 9, 2006
In the end, although Nick's journey is satisfying and often funny, it lacks the punch of Guest's later work.
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