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The Big Chill

105min.
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70%
Viewer score based on 4 ratings
61%
Critic score based on 10 reviews

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June 29, 2010
TRussoRBC
My favorite movie of all time!
September 24, 2009
BikerPilotPoet
This movie has something that's rare in American films, a true ENSEMBLE of great actors and proof of its enduring quality is that movie buffs still talk about it twenty five years later....But I must warn you, if you see it, you'll never get Procol Harum's "A Whiter Shade of Pale " out of you mind again...Seriously, the fantastic soundract, the great script, the remarkable actors all

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TV Guide
In the final analysis, the film doesn't amount to much, except to provide a good opportunity for the fine ensemble cast to show off their talents. Full Review
Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
There is no place for depth or nuance in this slickly engineered complacency machine, which roars along at a single tone and pace, neatly dispelling every troubling intimation with a Mary Tyler Moore one-liner and solving all its conflicts with tricks of rhetoric. Full Review
Jay Scott
The Globe and Mail (Toronto)
When The Big Chill is busy being funny, it's a great comedy, but when it goes for depth, it hits bottom an inch down. [30 Sep 1983, p.E1] Full Review
Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
And there's that perfect soundtrack, jammed with hit after timeless hit. So integral is the music to the heat of Chill that even a now-hackneyed scene like ensemble-dancing-while-cleaning-the-kitchen (to the Temptations' ''Ain't Too Proud to Beg'') takes on a glow far lovelier than the chore warrants -- as does this ingratiating, fake movie. Full Review
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
Each member of the well-chosen cast not only creates a distinct character with unique and memorable resonances but also meshes these separate personalities to form as satisfying an example of ensemble acting as we are likely to see for quite some time to come. Full Review
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