The Big Picture Synopsis
A successful lawyer with a perfect life murders his wife's lover and assumes his identity.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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50

Slant Magazine

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Like its protagonist, the film sells out for the security of convention and complacency.
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Rated NR