Big Trouble

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. Zigging and zagging serenely between the extremes of deadpan, postmodern comedy and the antic, Max Sennett-style japery of yore.
  2. This is, after all, the kind of movie in which traffic accidents not only mess up getaways but also liberate goats to wander through the airport. We need more of that stuff.
  3. A slick, smart-alecky rat-a-tat crime comedy.
  4. 75
    Timing is key in a comedy like this, and Sonnenfeld keeps everyone and everything clicking. The pacing is swift and the laughs are steady.
  5. 75
    With a cast of characters so large that Robert Altman would feel at home, Big Trouble manages to do a lot of clever little things and generate quite a few big laughs without wearing out its welcome.
  6. There are stretches of big fun in Big Trouble, and little pleasures too.
  7. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    75
    The script is consistently humorous, even if a few punch lines are predictable and the wit is neither highbrow nor split-a-gut funny.
  8. Reviewed by: Gareth Von Kallenbach
    70
    Light-hearted and enjoyable film that will have you exiting the theater with a smile.
  9. A gleefully overplotted crime yarn that channels in sanitized form the perverse subtropical-noir sensibilities of Carl Hiassen.
  10. 63
    It's the kind of movie you can't quite recommend because it is all windup and not much of a pitch, yet you can't bring yourself to dislike it.
  11. A comedy that doesn't work if you think about it too much. Cut it some slack, however, and you just might have a good time.
User Score
9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 31 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 »