The Big Picture has been compared to "The Talented Mr. Ripley," the twice-filmed Patricia Highsmith novel about a sociopath who kills and then impersonates a rich acquaintance. But in spirit it's closer to Michelangelo Antonioni's 1975 "The Passenger," with Jack Nicholson as an existential adventurer who poses as a dead stranger. show more
Much of the plot stretches credulity, but the way it's constructed keeps tension high. show more
The movie feels loose and unpredictable. You're never sure where Paul or the story is going, and while that makes The Big Picture unexpectedly gripping for much of its running time, the shapelessness ultimately wins out. show more
October 21, 2012 dd00000000129787
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This is a wonderful, odd French turn on Hawthorne\'s short story WAKEFIELD in which a man flees his seemingly successful like in order to re-invent himself. Bonus: any film w/ Catherine Deneuve is worth a visit.