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Based on 27 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 75
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Comedian Patton Oswalt triumphantly nails every comic and dramatic nuance as Paul Aufiero, a New York Giants obsessive who has long ago moved from fan to fanatic. show more

  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Sad, funny and painfully honest. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Siegel, in his debut as director, shot the low-budget Big Fan on a digital camera and achieves an appropriately grimy, gritty look. He has an eye for the telling detail and for the comedy in tragedy. show more

  • 40
    Joe Neumaier New York Daily News

    The movie gets repetitive, and when it calls an audible and goes somewhere unexpected, it pulls back quickly. Too bad. show more

  • 70
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It's an unsettling, "Taxi Driver"-like character study that shows the underside to hero worship and the primal world of professional football. show more

  • 88
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    One of the more thought-provoking sports movies I've seen. show more

  • 88
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    A bleakly funny character study of a very particular species of urban fauna - the sports radio call-in fanatic - Big Fan’ is compulsively watchable. show more

  • 88
    Joe Williams St. Louis Post-Dispatch

    Near the two-minute warning, Big Fan becomes chillingly unpredictable. show more

  • 75
    Kyle Smith New York Post

    Superb Noo Yawk attitude, dialogue and performances (including one from the essential Kevin Corrigan, now well into his second decade of being indie movies' dirtbag on demand) keep the movie lively and tart. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    Structured as a comedy, albeit a dark one. show more

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