Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
  1. Once again, the overall premise is milked for some mild titillation involving the hero's sexual innocence, making one wonder if the genre's popularity might involve some deeply sublimated form of kiddie porn--arguably the distilled ideological essence of squeaky-clean Reaganism.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Sep 15, 2011
    6
    The movie is cheesy and childish; the only thing that holds the movie in one piece is Tom Hanks.
  2. Dec 25, 2014
    8
    When thirteen year old Josh Bashkin (Hanks) is unable to ride the roller-coasters at the theme park he makes he wish that he was bigger.When thirteen year old Josh Bashkin (Hanks) is unable to ride the roller-coasters at the theme park he makes he wish that he was bigger. Waking the next morning he finds he has suddenly become an adult.

    Big has been imitated many times over the years but, thanks in large part to the excellent central performance from Tom Hanks, it has never been bettered. One of the 80's best feel good movies.
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  3. Apr 18, 2014
    7
    Big is a pretty good comedy overall with a touching story to boot. Throughout, laughs are provided as you watch the absurdity of theBig is a pretty good comedy overall with a touching story to boot. Throughout, laughs are provided as you watch the absurdity of the situations that Josh Baskin finds himself in and that is coupled with a touching story that we can all relate to as we age (though not quite as rapidly, haha). The film is admittedly a little cheesy at times, but it never really bothered me honestly. In the lead role, Tom Hanks is killer and plays the grown up overnight role perfectly and really embodies the little "ticks" you would expect from somebody who underwent the transformation he underwent. Overall, this film is far from a cinematic masterpiece, but is a cute little comedy that is endlessly enjoyable. Full Review »