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Big Trouble in Little China Reviews

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August 9, 2016
Violent 1980s martial-arts movie is a campy guilty pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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
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+
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
November 27, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
October 29, 2003
I really hated this.
| Original Score: 1/5
June 26, 2005
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
July 31, 2002
Read More | Original Score: 3/5
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
April 15, 2005
Russell and Carpenter make a great team.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 15, 2009
A film to embody the Eighties, and justify them
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
April 2, 2005
A wholly enjoyable mixture of action, comedy, romance, and horror.
| Original Score: 4/5
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
August 10, 2002
A inspired and slightly unhinged homage to grindhouse B-moviemaking.
| Original Score: 4/5
May 2, 2016
Contains the single drop-dead funniest moment in all of Carpenter's filmography.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
October 10, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
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
June 13, 2013
Works as a stand alone classic that features John Carpenter at his best.
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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