40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
This tale of the theater could have used more time on the road.
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40

Village Voice

By Ed Park
At least Sean Astin, as a scene-chewing prima donna, seems to be having a good time--and mom Patty Duke gets to call him a "turd."
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38

New York Post

It's like "Waiting for Guffman" without the wit or irony.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
It's strictly amateur hour.
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30

Los Angeles Times

By Kevin Thomas
This heartfelt valentine to the stage leaves no cliché unturned. If it has anything to recommend, it is the loving portrayal of the camaraderie of those who participate in art for art's sake who, to quote Cyrano, "work without one thought of gain or fame."
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30

Variety

Unconvincing poser.
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30

The New York Times

Finally it becomes clear that Mr. Corley's film is meant to be a tribute to the love of theater. It has just been posing as the story of one man's finding himself.
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25

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
The story is as predictable as it is saccharine. Apart from the presence of local landmarks, there's no reason the Rose City should be proud of this effort.
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11

Austin Chronicle

By Marc Savlov
Awash in the obvious and sports a patently predictable outcome. Somewhere, Stanislavsky is shrieking as well.
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0

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
A huge pile of horsefeathers is being peddled as fairy dust in Bigger Than the Sky.
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21 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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