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Based on 32 Reviews
critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • 20
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    The big problem with Big Trouble, despite a fine cast and director (Sonnenfeld made "Get Shorty" and "Men in Black"), is that the damn thing isn't funny. show more

  • 50
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    It seems naive, almost delusional. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    The script is consistently humorous, even if a few punch lines are predictable and the wit is neither highbrow nor split-a-gut funny. show more

  • 60
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    With all its misfires, though, and with a Strangelovian twist that's a dud, Big Trouble remains a reasonably pleasant way to spend an hour and a half and still get change. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    The folks at Disney's Touchstone Pictures would have been wiser, however, just to have forgotten all about this hyperactive farce. show more

  • 25
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A mediocre movie that will be wiped from its stars' résumés with head-spinning speed. show more

  • 75
    Connie Ogle Miami Herald

    Timing is key in a comedy like this, and Sonnenfeld keeps everyone and everything clicking. The pacing is swift and the laughs are steady. show more

  • 75
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    With a cast of characters so large that Robert Altman would feel at home, Big Trouble manages to do a lot of clever little things and generate quite a few big laughs without wearing out its welcome. show more

  • 63
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's the kind of movie you can't quite recommend because it is all windup and not much of a pitch, yet you can't bring yourself to dislike it. show more

  • 63
    Chris Kaltenbach Baltimore Sun

    A comedy that doesn't work if you think about it too much. Cut it some slack, however, and you just might have a good time. show more

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