Big Shot's Funeral - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Big Shot's Funeral Reviews

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Gregory Weinkauf
September 27, 2005
A twisted farce, a touching character study, a bridge around the world; I love it.
| Original Score: 5/5
David Cornelius
April 13, 2003
Funeral is a wild shot at the sheer gaudiness of both advertising and entertainment, and more often than not, it's right on target.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Blackwelder
January 15, 2003
Problematic but passably enjoyable, the appeal of Big Shot's Funeral may be more a matter of taste than quality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Emanuel Levy
August 11, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
Jamie Gillies
Apollo Guide
June 22, 2003
Western audiences will have no idea that this is meant to be funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 53/100

Empire Magazine
May 2, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Vice
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
March 21, 2003
There's been a glut of movies lately that feature a film within a film, a conceit that is already tiresome enough. But this Chinese-American co-production is so poorly executed, with such a lack of subtlety, it's one of the worst.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
March 21, 2003
A frenetic satire of Hollywood pretension and Chinese capitalism -- an idea as incongruous as a Woody Allen romp about the wacky world of collective farming.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 17, 2003
By American standards, the satire is about 50 years behind the times, but even accounting for cultural differences, the comedy is limp and the storytelling so inept as to provoke amazement.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Mark R. Leeper
January 16, 2003
Full Review| Original Score: 5/10
Rich Cline
Film Threat
January 16, 2003
Much of this is way over the top, irritating and entertaining in equal measure.
| Original Score: 2/5
Jamie Russell
November 11, 2002
Fast disintegrates into a series of semi-coherent scenes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Shlomo Schwartzberg
Boxoffice Magazine
October 20, 2002
Displays so little sense of style or character that it feels patched together, as if it's being made up as it goes along.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 19, 2002
Before losing its way in the second half, Feng Xiaogang's culture-clash comedy is a ribald parody of commercialism and the invisible line that separates personal integrity from 'selling out' opportunism.
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