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The Big Tease

The Big Tease (2000)



Average Rating: 5.7/10
Reviews Counted: 39
Fresh: 22 | Rotten: 17

The Big Tease may be predictable, but the buoyant performances keep you laughing once you give in to the silliness.


Average Rating: 5.7/10
Critic Reviews: 15
Fresh: 9 | Rotten: 6

The Big Tease may be predictable, but the buoyant performances keep you laughing once you give in to the silliness.



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Craig Ferguson, best known to American audiences as Mr. Wick, the conniving boss who loves to fire people on The Drew Carey Show, co-wrote and starred in this mock-documentary about Crawford Mackenzie, Scotland's leading hairdresser. When Crawford receives an invitation to Los Angeles for the World Freestyle Hairstyling Championships, he eagerly hops the first flight to America, with a camera crew in tow to record his triumphant debut in the States. Once he arrives, he learns that he was invited


Art House & International, Comedy

Craig Ferguson, Sacha Gervasi

Jul 18, 2000

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All Critics (54) | Top Critics (19) | Fresh (22) | Rotten (17) | DVD (5)

Does a lot of little stuff right.

January 1, 2000
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A sampling of previous crowd-pleasers.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Entertainment Weekly
Entertainment Weekly
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There are films that succeed in spite of themselves and there are films that remain well-meaning, slightly interesting failures. Lodged somewhere between these two related poles is The Big Tease, a slight, breezy comedy with carefree independent fi

July 18, 2003 Full Review Source: Entertainment Today
Entertainment Today

The Big Tease is about a flamboyant Scottish hairdresser who travels to Los Angeles to compete the World Freestyle Hairdressing Championship. Believe it or not, it's worse than it sounds.

June 17, 2003 Full Review
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)

Some of the jokes are obvious and fall flat, but others work their sly charm on you.

March 28, 2003 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

The Big Tease isn't particularly sharp in its observation of L.A. style, or of salon mores, or of much else.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Boxoffice Magazine
Boxoffice Magazine

A big, fabulous tease-and nothing more.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Little more than a tiresome, transplanted, sports underdog plot, complete with a showdown finale (exaggerated, six-foot-tall hair-chitecture) and cornball cameos.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: SPLICEDWire

Awfully predictable and weightless.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Compuserve

The acting is what you would expect for a cheap indie.

January 1, 2000
Greenwich Village Gazette

This film aims low and hits its mark.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: IFilm

A busy exercise in fashion that simply cannot hide the bald spots in its storytelling.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Los Angeles Daily News
Los Angeles Daily News

A strange thing happened from the 25-minute mark: I began to be charmed by this film.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source:

A shear delight!

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: E! Online
E! Online

Audience Reviews for The Big Tease

Winning little comedy. Ferguson is immensely likable in the lead.
November 14, 2009
jay nixon

Super Reviewer

A favorite. Call me nuts, but I like this movie for its hilarity.
December 29, 2007
Leo L

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