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The Big Picture Reviews

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October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
February 2, 2016
A failed attempt to spoof the wheelers and dealers behind the scenes in Hollywood.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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.
December 30, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2002
A very clever satire of Hollywood, film school, moviedom in general, and a few specific goofballs.
| Original Score: 4/5
October 29, 2003
The Movie Machine is skewered and lampooned with an impressive accuracy, but it never crosses the line into becoming an outright bash.
Read More | Original Score: 80/100
April 9, 2007
Sometimes hilarious, sometimes chilling anti-Hollywood comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
September 24, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
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.
August 30, 2005
| Original Score: 4.5/5
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.
May 27, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
March 21, 2016
A genial and funny satire/comedy about an up-and-coming student filmmaker.
Full Review | Original Score: B
May 12, 2001
You keep rooting for this Hollywood sendup to make it, even as the bad ideas start gaining on the good.
November 20, 2005
Very slight, but it hits most of its Hollywood targets with a certain degree of savvy.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 13, 2003
If only it was as clever as it believes itself to be.
| Original Score: 3/5
January 1, 2000
All in all this is a terrific comedy that punctures Hollywood's pretentiousness but is never mean-spirited about it.
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