Big Wednesday - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Big Wednesday Reviews

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January 29, 2003
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
November 10, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
October 9, 2005
| Original Score: 2/5
October 29, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
October 5, 2006
| Original Score: 4/5
February 9, 2014
[VIDEO ESSAY] Milius constantly revisits the ocean's churning surf as a literal and metaphoric yardstick to underscore the movie's themes of personal responsibility, loyalty, and the pressures of unpredictable social change.
Full Review | Original Score: A
June 3, 2018
Looking back at the strong, young cast, the evocative sense of time and place and the thrilling ocean imagery, Big Wednesday certainly deserves a spot among the pantheon of classic surfing films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
Imparts quintessential elements of the male psyche more persuasively than Milius' other gung-ho action pictures
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July 14, 2011
Remains noteworthy as a cult film.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
July 5, 2005
Ambitious in goal, John Millius' tale suffers from an inconsistent tone, trying to be elegiac, nostalgic, and mythical in depicting the impact of Vietnam and aging on a clique of three surfers between 1962 and 1974 but the acting and imagery are good.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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