Big Stone Gap Reviews

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 9, 2015
The movie ambles along amiably enough for a while; it's better if you are a fan of one or more members of the cast.
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
Nothing feels believable in "Big Stone Gap," a bungled, charm-free look at small-town life in the South in the late '70s.
October 8, 2015
Director Adriana Trigiani, adapting her best-selling novel, delivers the hackneyed material with good cheer, eliciting bright performances from an [excellent] ensemble cast.
October 8, 2015
The warmth of spirit behind this project allows its missteps to be mostly forgiven.
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.