88

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
Much of the plot stretches credulity, but the way it's constructed keeps tension high.
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75

Portland Oregonian

By Marc Mohan
A decent-enough treat for fans of this particular Gallic genre.
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75

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie feels loose and unpredictable. You're never sure where Paul or the story is going, and while that makes The Big Picture unexpectedly gripping for much of its running time, the shapelessness ultimately wins out.
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75

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

By Calvin Wilson
The Big Picture ends perhaps a bit too ambiguously, but there's something refreshing about its faith in the moviegoer's intelligence.
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70

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
The Big Picture has been compared to "The Talented Mr. Ripley," the twice-filmed Patricia Highsmith novel about a sociopath who kills and then impersonates a rich acquaintance. But in spirit it's closer to Michelangelo Antonioni's 1975 "The Passenger," with Jack Nicholson as an existential adventurer who poses as a dead stranger.
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60

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
The direction from Eric Lartigau keeps things moving along fast and furious: preposterous it may be, the movie is carried off with some style.
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60

Total Film

By Tom Dawson
Built around a multilayered performance from Duris, it's a film unafraid to pose more questions than it answers.
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60

Empire

By David Parkinson
A few plot holes hold back what is otherwise a well cast and compelling picture.
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60

Time Out New York

By David Fear
The Big Picture is really Duris's picture; the actor toggles effortlessly between arrogant, feral, remorseful and ruthless as the plot throws one curveball after the next.
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50

Slant Magazine

Like its protagonist, the film sells out for the security of convention and complacency.
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71 out of 100
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Metascore® based on all critic reviews. Scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.