• Network: ABC
  • Series Premiere Date: Mar 2, 2008
Metascore
48

Mixed or average reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19

Critic Reviews

  1. 80
    Winfrey and ABC have taken the much-maligned reality TV format and used it to create a show that both entertains and encourages viewers to think about such matters as how best to help others.
  2. It may do some good, but it's still a piece of TV entertainment that, first and foremost, must succeed as a revenue generator for ABC. That realistic, not cynical, caveat aside, Big Give is certainly more positive than "Big Brother" or numerous other reality shows.
  3. 80
    A heartfelt, inspiring, uplifting TV show that brings out the best in people? Who could possibly resist that?
  4. 70
    Oprah's Big Give overflows with emotion, tears and hugs.
  5. Reviewed by: Troy Patterson
    70
    In all, Oprah's Big Give is a triumph of virtue, which leaves only the question of who would want to watch it.
  6. 63
    Think "The Apprentice" meets "Extreme Home Makeover" and you've got the heartwarming Oprah's Big Give. All shows together equal more Sunday-night tears than a feelgood Lifetime movie marathon.
User Score
2.9

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 12 out of 15
  1. Ga.
    Apr 22, 2008
    10
    Absolutely love the concept. It made me indulge into charity work as well. And I feel Blessed.
  2. CindW.
    Apr 20, 2008
    1
    I am so sick of reality shows that are rigged! Did only the winner's family just happen to be there to congratulate him? Supposedly they I am so sick of reality shows that are rigged! Did only the winner's family just happen to be there to congratulate him? Supposedly they didn't know who was going to win...did they fly them in during the last hour when they knew who the winner was. Pllllease! Full Review »
  3. PaulD.
    Apr 10, 2008
    0
    Anne T - you are an absolute retard. "the lord used Oprah" what a load of tripe. People like you are the reason I grow towards hating Anne T - you are an absolute retard. "the lord used Oprah" what a load of tripe. People like you are the reason I grow towards hating American's and there crap TV shows and movies. It's a fat rich bitch giving away money so she can make more. Can't you see that!!!!!!! You must be thick. Just don't comment again....and don't go into TV production. Full Review »