The Big Year Reviews

October 21, 2011
The result is an offence-free, mild entertainment in which everyone from cast to scriptwriter seems to be winging it.
October 17, 2011
Failing even to attempt genuinely humorous gags or scenarios, and incapable of conveying the thrill of its obsessive pastime or the majesty of the animals themselves, this feel-good male weepie remains comedically and dramatically grounded.
October 17, 2011
Unfortunately, these comic geniuses are kept caged by the wan script and direction. The best gag in the film is the opening title card; the best joke, a throwaway by a day player.
October 17, 2011
A very mild movie, but in the nicest sense of the word.
October 14, 2011
What a waste that three of our finest actors are utilized as glorified bit players in such an instantly disposable comedy.
October 14, 2011
The Big Year has charms: Not a jawdropping flock of them, but a number of sweet insights and warm laughs just the same.
December 31, 2012
Faintly amusing, not wacky at all, considering this cast.
April 4, 2012
February 23, 2012
The Big Year is completely predictable and full of way too many bird-watching montages set to inspiring music, but it's such an upbeat, cheery film that it's pretty hard to resist.
February 13, 2012
If you can get past the obviously obscure subject matter, you'll find a really sweet film beneath.