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Bigger Than the Sky Reviews

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Sheri Linden
Hollywood Reporter
February 23, 2005
An off-putting combination of earnestness and apparent disregard for audience involvement.
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
February 23, 2005
Are the filmmakers making meta use of a bland, uncharismatic actor to play a bland, uncharismatic actor who plays one of the theater's most memorable men? Nah, thinking like that requires panache.
Full Review | Original Score: F
Daniel Eagan
Film Journal International
February 23, 2005
Bigger Than the Sky is, like its lead character, equal parts endearing and exasperating.
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Ed Park
Village Voice
February 22, 2005
Bigger lopes along endlessly, a no-surprises foray into backstage high jinks and the notion of life as the best acting coach there is.
Marc Savlov
Austin Chronicle
February 20, 2005
Feels constrained by its unshakable predisposition toward actorly fawning.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Marc Mohan
Oregonian
February 18, 2005
The story is as predictable as it is saccharine. Apart from the presence of local landmarks, there's no reason the Rose City should be proud of this effort.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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Debra Birnbaum
New York Post
February 18, 2005
Nearly two hours of an earnest, predictable comedy about a pathetic schlemiel who hopes to redeem himself by acting in the community theater.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
February 18, 2005
It's strictly amateur hour.
| Original Score: 1.5/4

E! Online
February 18, 2005
As the main character learns his life lesson from those kooky thespians, the rest of us are just reminded why we avoided drama club in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jeff Otto
IGN Movies
February 17, 2005
A sweet story can't overcome a seriously flawed film.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Kevin Thomas
Los Angeles Times
February 17, 2005
Painfully well-intentioned, the film is undone by a lead character who undermines any goodwill earned by the performances of John Corbett, Amy Smart, Clare Higgins, Allan Corduner, Patty Duke and Sean Astin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Anita Gates
New York Times
February 17, 2005
Self-conscious comic drama.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
February 17, 2005
It feels like a work in progress, but there is promise.
| Original Score: 2/4
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Jeff Strickler
Minneapolis Star Tribune
February 17, 2005
This low-key comedy has some charming elements but struggles to weave them into anything significant.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
February 17, 2005
The movie is a too-familiar tale of the drama and intrigues, the laughter and tears, the blah-blah and the whatever, that go on backstage in a community theater company.
| Original Score: C-
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
February 17, 2005
Yup, this is another one of those flicks about how wacky life in the theater is, and how wacky theater people are, but it's a thoroughly charming example of the breed.
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