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

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 15, 2011
    The movie is cheesy and childish; the only thing that holds the movie in one piece is Tom Hanks.
  2. Apr 18, 2014
    Big 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 »
  3. Apr 16, 2014
    Big is a wonderful story that connects with audiences young and old. The kids watching this movie will want to be "big", just like the man they see on the screen; the adults watching this movie will remember a time when they were just like him, looking at the world the way Hanks' character does. Full Review »