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The Big Bang (2011)

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Late one night, Los Angeles private investigator, Ned Cruz (Antonio Banderas) gets a visit from a recently paroled Russian boxer with an intriguing job offer: find Lexie, his missing girlfriend-and the 30-million dollar stash of diamonds she's hiding. As Detective Cruz sets out to find her, the clues send him into the city's seediest corners, from a Hollywood action star with a dirty little secret (James Van Der Beek), to an enterprising porn producer who takes a personal interest in his own work (Snoop Dogg), and a kinky waitress with an unusual fetish for particle physics (Autumn Reeser). Lexie proves to be as elusive as she is beautiful and Cruz becomes obsessed with finding her. With time running out, Cruz discovers the trail leads to reclusive billionaire (Sam Elliott), and his physicist (Jimmi Simpson), intent on recreating The Big Bang underneath the New Mexico desert. Tailed by a trio of cops also looking to find the missing diamonds, and with the body count piling up, Cruz soon realizes that what appeared to be a standard missing person's case is anything but, and could quite possibly bring about the end of the world as we know it. --(c) Anchor Bay

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Cast

Autumn Reeser
as Fay Neman
Sam Elliott
as Simon Kestral
Jimmi Simpson
as Niels Geck
Sienna Guillory
as Julie Kestral/Lexie Persimmon
Robert Maillet
as Anton "The Pro" Protopov
Bill Duke
as Drummer
Rebecca Mader
as Zooey Wigner
Rachel Handler
as Minkowski's Stripper
Sean Cook
as Bartender
Tracy Culp
as Female Porn Star
Khanh Doan
as Mail Carrier
Anthony Holmes
as Jazz Band Member
Lindel Reason
as Jazz Band Member
Carlos Verde, Jr.
as Jazz Band Member
Al Martinez
as Janitor
Chandra Bailey
as Stripper in Minkowski's
Janelle Hoffmeister
as Stripper in Minkowski's
Kristi Klicker
as Stripper in Minkowski's
Katrina McKinley
as Stripper in Minkowski's
Adrienne Thommes
as Stripper in Minkowski's
Bill Marlowe
as Skinny Faddeey
Devin Barber
as Russian Orthodox Priest
Robert Martin
as LAPD Cop
Sandra Kidd
as Mourner
Jim Short
as Mourner
Jim Shorts
as Mourner
John Pritchard
as Male Porn Star
Shane Rice
as Male Porn Star
Vance Auroro
as Boom Operator
Reece Pearson
as Clapper Guy
Jason Penrod
as Man in White Robe
Tye Scott
as Man in White Robe
Brent Schneider
as Hospital Intern
Courtney Yarber
as Hospital Intern
Laura Van Der Lind
as Kepler's Waitress
Lance Ortega
as Sikh in Planck's Cafe
Laynee Busse
as Planck's Cafe Waitress
Mike Molan
as Warden
Brad Hollibaugh
as Prison Guard
Balkar Singh
as Sikh in Collider
Darbara Singh
as Sikh in Collider
Amandeep Kaur
as Hindu Woman
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All Critics (16) | Top Critics (10)

Where else can you see a movie where a sexy waitress says, "Reality is just a wave function"?

Full Review… | May 13, 2011
Christian Science Monitor
Top Critic

For a noir, the film is way too talky and convoluted, yet for a physics lesson, it's trash.

Full Review… | May 13, 2011
New York Post
Top Critic

Is Antonio Banderas's career really such a big bust? On the one hand, it's a shame to see a talented guy slumming in this budget-bin thriller. On the other, it'd be entirely unwatchable without him.

Full Review… | May 13, 2011
New York Daily News
Top Critic

Even with Antonio Banderas leading a cast of familiar faces, the movie never rises above a style-over-substance exercise.

Full Review… | May 12, 2011
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

I have a mental picture of the film's creators, stoned out of their minds on who knows what, cackling crazily as they outline a movie that would have more appropriately been titled "The Big Goof."

May 12, 2011
New York Times
Top Critic

The Big Bang is a borderline unintelligible, scattershot attempt at Lynchian neo-noir that takes intellectual and aesthetic risks it has no reasonable hope of pulling off.

Full Review… | May 11, 2011
Variety
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Audience Reviews for The Big Bang

½

Watchable, but just barely. It must have been an intriguing script, because it attracted talent who surely had other options. So, let's pin the blame on a pretentious director who was totally NOT in control of his material. This started out interesting, and quirky, but went downhill at lightening speed. What a waste of talent...

Cynthia S.
Cynthia S.

Super Reviewer

This must be my Bad Movie week. This one sucks, making 2 in a row. 3=19=13 1 star

Bruce Bruce
Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

½

A smart, sharp and outragiously weird crime-thriller that`s loaded with a great sense of classic film noir style, ideas and star-power. One of the most original and stylish films of the year. It`s strange, bizare and insanely enjoyable. A wickedly enjoyable and exciting edge of your seat thriller that`s just alot of fun to watch. It bends the laws of physics but still manages to be a clever and entertaining suspense-filled detective story that`s packed with great characters and humor. It`s hard-boiled and wickedly funny. Its a film that dose not try to be anything else but its own. The all-star cast is brilliant. Antonio Banderas is fantastic, this is his coolest and most enjoyable performance since The Mask Of Zorro. Sam Elliot is wild and outstanding. Thomas Kretschmann, Delroy Lindo and William Fitchtner are excellent. An explosive and unstoppable good time

Al S
Al S

Super Reviewer

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