Big Trouble Synopsis
A mysterious suitcase brings several people (Tim Allen, Rene Russo) together.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
With a cast of characters so large that Robert Altman would feel at home, Big Trouble manages to do a lot of clever little things and...
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75

Miami Herald

By Connie Ogle
Timing is key in a comedy like this, and Sonnenfeld keeps everyone and everything clicking. The pacing is swift and the laughs are steady.
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75

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
There are stretches of big fun in Big Trouble, and little pleasures too.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The script is consistently humorous, even if a few punch lines are predictable and the wit is neither highbrow nor split-a-gut funny.
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60

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
With all its misfires, though, and with a Strangelovian twist that's a dud, Big Trouble remains a reasonably pleasant way to spend an hour...
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50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It seems naive, almost delusional.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
The folks at Disney's Touchstone Pictures would have been wiser, however, just to have forgotten all about this hyperactive farce.
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38

Boston Globe

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Juggles so many stories and characters, nothing ever develops into more than a rough sketch.
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25

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A mediocre movie that will be wiped from its stars' résumés with head-spinning speed.
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20

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The big problem with Big Trouble, despite a fine cast and director (Sonnenfeld made "Get Shorty" and "Men in Black"), is that the damn thing...
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Rated PG-13 | For Language, Crude Humor and Sex-Related Material
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Common Sense Media says Iffy for 15+ Sharp, funny movie for high schoolers and up.
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