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Based on 36 Reviews
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  • 25
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    Except for a rare scene of shaggy charm, nothing works. Nothing. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    A dreadful exercise, with a script full of contradictions and empty gestures and a leading lady who's such a novice it hurts to watch her. show more

  • 75
    Mike Clark USA Today

    It gets wackier as it goes, starting with Charlie Sheen cast against type as a guy who's getting no sex and turns down the chance. Bebe Neuwirth has some funny scenes as a lush. show more

  • 30
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Go in with lowered expectations, and expect to have them dashed. show more

  • 50
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Doesn't take itself seriously, and that's a good thing. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    A sexy crime story. The double-crossing complications don't make much sense, but it's fun to watch Wilson turn the hard-boiled dialogue into a series of ironic one-liners under the hot Oahu sun. show more

  • 60
    Kirk Honeycutt The Hollywood Reporter

    It's too loose and casual, all too willing to trade the writer's trademark wit and literary mischief for slapstick comedy. show more

  • 75
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    Like the frosty tropical drinks the people keep sipping here, it's refreshing and icy-cool, a sinful pleasure mixed by experts. show more

  • 75
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Wilson is the main reason to see The Big Bounce, where he's perfect as a reasonably smart guy who often seems to have no idea what he's getting into. The other reasons are a solid supporting cast. show more

  • 63
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    There's some entertainment value, but the production as a whole is unfocused. show more

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