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Based on 19 Reviews
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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    It's unlikely that the whole cowboy town would really applaud all the queer goings-on, but it's a lovely sentiment in a lovely movie. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Too cute by half (or maybe three-quarters). show more

  • 63
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Director Bezucha's eyes are as starry as Montana's sky, but it's pretty hard to resist such a determinedly utopian vision of love. show more

  • 75
    Jonathan Foreman New York Post

    But it's more than a crowd-pleaser shot at spectacular Rocky mountain locations -- it's almost revolutionary. show more

  • 75
    Boston Globe

    It's a refreshing alternative to hipper-than-thou moviemaking. show more

  • 50
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    Until the plot becomes intolerably cornball, there's charm in the story. show more

  • 50
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    By creating a kind of politically correct version of Andy Griffith's "Mayberry," director Bezucha has drained the movie not only of bigotry but also of dramatic conflict. show more

  • 80
    Kevin Maynard Mr. Showbiz

    Dares to substitute wit and warmth for the standard gay indie tropes in tackling its tale of an unconventional couple. show more

  • 50
    Marrit Ingman Austin Chronicle

    Yet as wonderful as it is to see a breezy, earnest romantic comedy that is so matter-of-factly gay-themed, Big Eden suffers somewhat, unsurprisingly, from some of the usual perils of a breezy, earnest romantic comedy. show more

  • 67
    Kim Morgan Portland Oregonian

    Entertaining, well-acted and hopeful about a world in which sexual orientation isn't a big deal, Big Eden is a pretty picture -- it just tends to be a little too perfect and cute for its own good. show more

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