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  • Summary: A comedy caper based on the novel by legendary crime writer Elmore Leonard. Wilson stars as Jack Ryan, a likeable drifter who heads for the North Shore of Oahu, where he soon discovers that whether he is looking for a new con or a little romance, temptation is everywhere. (Warner Bros.)
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 36
  2. Negative: 10 out of 36
  1. By not trying too hard, this remake of a dumb movie has got spring in its step. The bounce is on us.
  2. Reviewed by: Mike Clark
    75
    It gets wackier as it goes, starting with Charlie Sheen cast against type as a guy who's getting no sex and turns down the chance. Bebe Neuwirth has some funny scenes as a lush.
  3. Reviewed by: Simon Braund
    60
    It’s sexy, offbeat fun for the most part, but it’s way too laid-back for its own good and, in the end, obstinately refuses to be anything more than the sum of its highly promising parts.
  4. Reviewed by: David Edelstein
    50
    The first half-hour or so of this caper comedy, which is based on an Elmore Leonard crime novel, goes down like a strawberry daiquiri with a little umbrella.
  5. Reviewed by: Ken Fox
    40
    Gutierrez keeps some of Leonard's tart dialogue, but not enough to hide the fact that the story has no momentum -- those gratuitous shots of pro-sufers shooting curls don't compensate -- and there's zero chemistry between the whiny Wilson and Foster, who has yet to make the transition from model to actress.
  6. 38
    Mostly, though, The Big Bounce isn't offensive, or even terrible. It's just lazy, relying on numb moviegoers to fork over cash thinking they'll see the next "Get Shorty" or "Out of Sight."
  7. An insipid potboiler set against the far more enticing surf and sand of Oahu's North Shore.

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  2. Negative: 7 out of 9
  1. May 6, 2013
    4
    I was enjoying the movie halfway through, and then suddenly the "spark" just ended. And i don't want to sound too cliché, but this movie hadI was enjoying the movie halfway through, and then suddenly the "spark" just ended. And i don't want to sound too cliché, but this movie had the worst ending i have ever saw in my life; and i saw "Under The Mountain" with Sam Neil. Expand

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