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Big Trouble in Little China Reviews

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Andrea Beach
Common Sense Media
August 9, 2016
Violent 1980s martial-arts movie is a campy guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Top Critic
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Special effects don't mean much unless we care about the characters who are surrounded by them, and in this movie the characters often seem to exist only to fill up the foregrounds.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Nick Schager
Lessons of Darkness
April 6, 2010
Benefits from a rollicking wise-ass performance from Kurt Russell but otherwise falls limp courtesy of too many corny gags.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
May 18, 2001
...all action from the word go, with almost none of it generating any excitement, suspense, or humor.
Read More | Original Score: 5/10
James O'Ehley
Sci-Fi Movie Page
November 27, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum
October 29, 2003
I really hated this.
| Original Score: 1/5
Emanuel Levy
June 26, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
July 22, 2005
The high-octane action comedy takes all that was worthwhile from decades of B-flicks and distills it into a maximum-concentration explosion of cinematic TNT.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review
April 15, 2005
Russell and Carpenter make a great team.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
Fernando F. Croce
November 15, 2009
A film to embody the Eighties, and justify them
James Rocchi
November 7, 2002
Kung fu, monsters, sorcery, 18-wheelers, swordfights and world-saving heroics against impossible odds: What more could you want?
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Scott Weinberg
April 2, 2005
A wholly enjoyable mixture of action, comedy, romance, and horror.
| Original Score: 4/5
Matthew Pejkovic
Matt's Movie Reviews
July 6, 2010
This is a bizarre, fun, action packed film, filled with wild characters and an adventurous, imaginative and campy spirit.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium
August 10, 2002
A inspired and slightly unhinged homage to grindhouse B-moviemaking.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rob Gonsalves
May 2, 2016
Contains the single drop-dead funniest moment in all of Carpenter's filmography.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
May 17, 2004
It's a goofy mix of comic books, kung-fu, and Indiana Jones in a movie that left most people scratching their heads.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 13, 2013
Works as a stand alone classic that features John Carpenter at his best.
Christopher Null
May 12, 2001
On the commentary track, Russell and Carpenter provide one of the best bantering sessions I've ever heard
| Original Score: 3.5/5
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