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Based on 24 Reviews
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  • 50
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Brown, is a good enough actor and director to keep the film afloat for long stretches. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Too long (and it sure ain't taut), but it brims with passion. show more

  • 25
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    If the point of this umpteenth posttraumatic stress drama is that war is hell, even years after it's over and you're sitting in a movie theater, Big Bad Love makes it. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    There's a sass and bite to Winger's acting, a grinning intelligence, unabashed sexiness and total immersion that make her one of the movies' few hipster female stars. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    It's an impressive movie, pointing to Howard as a promising new director. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    It's messy, but in the end satisfying, a film worth making, a journey worth taking. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It all comes down to whether you can tolerate Leon Barlow. I can't. Big Bad Love can, and is filled with characters who love and accept him, even though he is a full-time, gold-plated pain in the can. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Has a secret weapon in Winger, whose part is small but crucial. Looking a bit older and with redder hair than previously, she brings an earthiness to a movie that could use a lot more of that quality. show more

  • 50
    Liam Lacey The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The cast is so oddly interesting you wish you could see them doing something less wasteful show more

  • 50
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The film's few saving graces include Dickinson's sardonic southern belle; Winger's welcome return to the screen after a five-year absence; and Howard's voice-over readings of Brown's powerful prose, which ultimately saves the film from itself. show more

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