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The Big Tease Reviews

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Brent Simon
Entertainment Today
July 18, 2003
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
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 17, 2003
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.
Full Review| Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
March 28, 2003
Some of the jokes are obvious and fall flat, but others work their sly charm on you.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Although it has its moments, The Big Tease doesn't fulfill its potential.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Daniel Mangin
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Sloppy.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Does a lot of little stuff right.
Cathy Thompson-Georges
Boxoffice Magazine
January 1, 2000
The Big Tease isn't particularly sharp in its observation of L.A. style, or of salon mores, or of much else.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
A shear delight!
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A sampling of previous crowd-pleasers.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Amy Taubin
Village Voice
January 1, 2000
A sub-sitcom stretched to an interminable 85 minutes.
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Mike Clark
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Likely to vanish from theaters in a blink.
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Lou Lumenick
New York Post
January 1, 2000
Crawford is engaging as what he calls 'Rocky in Curlers,' though he wears out his welcome by the end.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Eric Monder
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
A big, fabulous tease-and nothing more.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The Big Tease aims to do nothing but please, and it accomplishes its modest aim with charm and intelligence.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
Little more than a tiresome, transplanted, sports underdog plot, complete with a showdown finale (exaggerated, six-foot-tall hair-chitecture) and cornball cameos.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mac Verstandig
Moviereviews.org
January 1, 2000
The Big Tease perfectly captures and lampoons the essence of Hollywood.
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
January 1, 2000
Just plain, good, clean fun; the tease climaxes in a ridiculous display of hair presentation.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
Awfully predictable and weightless.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Jean Oppenheimer
New Times
January 1, 2000
Ferguson proves an extremely likable presence who ably carries the picture.
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