Big Stone Gap Reviews

October 16, 2017
If you really want an unpretentious, sweet romantic movie, you deserve a whole hell of a lot better than Big Stone Gap.
October 5, 2016
Despite its all-star cast, Big Stone Gap falls short of what it aims to be: the next great love story. There are a few notable comedic moments, however, and fans of big screen romances may find the journey worthwhile.
October 16, 2015
Flat comedy about small-town '70s life lacks laughs.
October 14, 2015
By the time we get to the final, borderline ludicrous moments in Big Stone Gap, I wasn't even surprised by the overwhelming sappiness of it all.
October 12, 2015
Brutally mediocre.
October 8, 2015
That the creaky romantic comedy "Big Stone Gap" attracted such a large ensemble of talented name actors only makes this country-fried turkey feel like an even more notable miss.
October 8, 2015
It's tempting to say "Big Stone Gap" is greeting-card pretty and sweet, but that doesn't quite fit because these days greeting cards seem to have developed a bit of an edge. "Big Stone Gap" is edge-free.
October 8, 2015
The plot itself has little momentum, and what should feel dramatic instead feels inert.
October 8, 2015
Trigiani doesn't push the material into any energetic directions, but she does capture the sway of the town, better with atmosphere than dramatics.
October 8, 2015
Nothing feels believable in "Big Stone Gap," a bungled, charm-free look at small-town life in the South in the late '70s.
Top Critic
October 8, 2015
Apparently too close to the story to recognize how ill suited she was to translating its charms to the screen, Trigiani has emerged with nothing but corny, stilted Americana, like something Garrison Keillor might burp out on a really off day.
October 7, 2015
Good nature counts for something, but it's all so comfy you may fall asleep.
October 7, 2015
A novel setting surrenders to a seriously corny rural romance with not nearly enough laughs to put it over.