Big Synopsis
A wishing machine turns boy into a man (Tom Hanks) with a job and girlfriend (Elizabeth Perkins).
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USA Today

Unpretentious as it is, Big takes you beyond laughter, to where you live. And there's nothing small about that. [3 Jun 1988, p.1D]
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88

Boston Globe

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Big is an example of what has become rare in Hollywood -- a self-confident comedy that transforms an old gimmick into a new, vivid...
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88

TV Guide

Big is a winning, charming film, primarily because Hanks makes it work. He is extraordinarily convincing as an adolescent who suddenly...
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Sure, the premise is identical age-reversal comedies, but this one uses a much higher octane, animating a tired idea with a timeless...
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Although Big is generally lighthearted, it rarely plays for stupid laughs. There are a few of these, but the film avoids sacrificing...
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80

Wall Street Journal

By Julie Salamon
I am glad to be able to say that all these clever and talented people have actually come up with the goods. The biggest goodie is Tom Hanks...
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80

Empire

As a crowd-pleasing comedy it works. But it really could have been so much more.
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80

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
The greatest thing about Big is that its makers have known how to end it in a thoroughly satisfying fashion, which is always the...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Desmond Ryan
Penny Marshall brings a logic to the premise that is sustained through most of the movie. And where the other movies snickered at the...
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50

Chicago Sun-Times

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It's too involved in administering its reversion fantasy to acquisition-guilty yuppies to cast an eye on its own venture status. And the...
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never grow old...

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Awesome

By ColumbusFlyer26
Top 50 movies of all time...

Captivating!!!

By dunbroken1
Seeing this movie as a young boy brought about a profound sense of appreciation, humility and aspirations....

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yay

By AlrauneX
Great classic, wonderful to see it in the theater!!...

Classic

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Nooo

By ewarren269
It's boring...

Awesome i seen it 10 times its so good

By mcavoykid4
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Great flick

By panther96
One of my favorites....

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Rated PG
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Wonderful story with some very mature material.
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