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The Big Picture Reviews

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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
February 2, 2016
[A] hilariously canny 1989 satire about contemporary filmmaking in Hollywood.
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Variety Staff
Variety
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.
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Nigel Floyd
Time Out
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.
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Vincent Canby
New York Times
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.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
May 12, 2001
You keep rooting for this Hollywood sendup to make it, even as the bad ideas start gaining on the good.