Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 32
  2. Negative: 7 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Renee Graham
    Juggles so many stories and characters, nothing ever develops into more than a rough sketch.
  2. 30
    It's not the bomb on the plane that scuttles this film: It's the mugging, ham-fisted direction and total absence of comic timing.
  3. What remains discomforting is their sheer failure to be funny.
  4. A mediocre movie that will be wiped from its stars' résumés with head-spinning speed.
  5. 20
    Lazy, infinitely silly cartoon.
  6. 20
    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.
  7. Feels like an in-joke, a party where everyone on the screen's having a better time than anyone in the theater, and they all couldn't care less. And that's just no fun at all.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Nov 29, 2010
    One of my all time favorites. Some people complain about the way it kind of juggles the multiple characters and stories, but the way it gracefully ties every plot line together borders genius. No stone is left unturned in this clever, witty, and simply hilarious movie. If you want to a Guy Ritchie style film with Chuck Palahniuk type narration and dialogue then this is the film for you. You won't get enough of this one. Full Review »
  2. PatC.
    Feb 12, 2007
    Generally unpolished and harmless comedy. But watch for Siobhan Fallon Hogan, delicious as the airline ticket agent.
  3. LindaA.
    Jun 8, 2006
    This movie gets better every time we watch it as there are so many characters (several of them fast talking) and great lines that it was hard to appreciate them all at one time. My husband and I have watched this DVD many times and we just crack up! We really appreciate how American pop culture is integrated into the movie -- Martha, the Discovery Channel, etc. We highly recommend this film for any adults who need a night of laughter. Full Review »