Metascore
47

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 32
  2. Negative: 7 out of 32
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  1. 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.
  2. There are some decent jokes along the way. And none of the performances is bad. But they are limited by the script, which allows each character only one comic note.
  3. It seems naive, almost delusional.
  4. A feature that suffers from the rarity of its wit yet benefits from the briskness of its pace.
  5. The folks at Disney's Touchstone Pictures would have been wiser, however, just to have forgotten all about this hyperactive farce.
  6. 50
    The cast manages to maintain its dignity while sweat and dirt go flying around.
  7. Sonnenfeld mishandles the broad part of the comedic formula, preferring repetition to thematic development.
  8. It's a letdown from the man who brought us "Men in Black" and "Addams Family Values."
  9. 50
    Such a feebleminded, good-natured comedy that it actually makes you laugh with that timeless gag of somebody pretending to cough while calling someone else a bad name.
  10. 50
    Cute intentions and shaggy comedy only get you so far when the world is falling down around you.
  11. 50
    It's a tribute to the film's goofy, inconsequential charm that it's still possible to laugh as someone sneaks a bomb past airport security.
  12. A pleasant diversion, a lightly amusing criminal comedy with a plot so complicated even the people in it can't quite believe what's happening.
  13. 42
    It's something we might mildly enjoy on an airplane (well, not anymore) or on a lazy Sunday TV day when nothing else is on, but in theaters, it's a clunker.
  14. Reviewed by: Joe Leydon
    40
    A genially amusing ensemble farce that doesn't quite achieve enough momentum for liftoff.
User Score
8.8

Universal acclaim- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Nov 29, 2010
    10
    One of my all time favorites. Some people complain about the way it kind of juggles the multiple characters and stories, but the way itOne 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
    5
    Generally unpolished and harmless comedy. But watch for Siobhan Fallon Hogan, delicious as the airline ticket agent.
  3. LindaA.
    Jun 8, 2006
    9
    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 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 »