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      Big Trouble

      PG-13 Released Apr 5, 2002 1h 25m Comedy List
      48% Tomatometer 111 Reviews 54% Audience Score 10,000+ Ratings Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry's best-selling first novel, "Big Trouble" tells the story of how a mysterious suitcase brings together, and changes, the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thugs, two love struck teens, two FBI men and a psychedelic toad. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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      With its large cast and frantic comic pacing, Big Trouble labors for slapstick-style hilarity, but it never really gains steam.

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      Nell Minow Common Sense Media Sharp, funny movie for high schoolers and up. Rated: 4/5 Dec 22, 2010 Full Review Empire Magazine Rated: 2/5 Dec 30, 2006 Full Review Jeff Strickler Minneapolis Star Tribune In this clumsy attempt to merge farce with satire, the jokes repeatedly miss the mark. Rated: 1.5/4 Nov 6, 2002 Full Review Mark Halverson Sacramento News & Review Rated: 2/5 Aug 7, 2008 Full Review Rob Gonsalves Rob's Movie Vault Faithful to the events in Barry's novel, lifts a good deal of his witty dialogue, and recruits a proven cast of laugh-winners. Why, then, is it so resolutely unfunny? Rated: D Jul 23, 2007 Full Review Film Threat Rated: 3.5/5 Dec 6, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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      sue m This movie makes me laugh out loud. it's stupid yes but funny. Lot of deadpan which works for it. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 03/07/24 Full Review Jack W As long as you know what type of ride this is supposed to be, it's and absolute master piece of cheesy action comedy. Russell is fantastic with his John Wayne impersonation as he delivers fantastic classic lines...you just look that big ole storm right square in the eye and say gimme your best shot pal, I can take it... Unbelievable that Jack Burton is also Snake Plisske. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/30/23 Full Review Erik K While not on the level of classics like Animal House or Ferris Bueller's Day Off, I thought this was a genuinely hilarious movie that doesn't fall into the more recent crass=funny comedy trap, but relies much more on the awesome cast's performances and intertwining plot points to build scenes and interactions you'll remember fondly years later (Gator fans). Plus, it has an angelic Sofia Vergara years before she became a household name. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 08/15/23 Full Review Jace E With such a recognizable cast, I was expecting more from Big Trouble. Unfortunately, there were too many plot points and too many characters for my liking. The film reminded me of Rat Race but without the interesting premise. Manic and frantic, the pacing on this movie was all over the place. There were a few scattered laughs, but for the most part the jokes fell flat. Additional Comment: Seeing Stanley Tucci stuff Sofia Vergara's toes in his mouth was one of the most unique cinematic experiences that I have ever had! Rated 1 out of 5 stars 06/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Didn't dig this one. Couldn't finish it. Got half way into it and still didn't like it so I turned it off. Lots of amazing talent here but just a strange, convoluted and pointless story. Oh he shot the TV again...ha ha... no sorry not funny. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Great cast, hilarious antics, several story lines keeps the story moving. Lots of funny lines. One of my favourites Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/25/21 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Based on Pulitzer Prize-winning humorist Dave Barry's best-selling first novel, "Big Trouble" tells the story of how a mysterious suitcase brings together, and changes, the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, two hitmen, a pair of street thugs, two love struck teens, two FBI men and a psychedelic toad.
      Director
      Barry Sonnenfeld
      Producer
      Barry Sonnenfeld, Barry Josephson, Tom Jacobson
      Screenwriter
      Robert Ramsey, Matthew Stone, Dave Barry
      Distributor
      Buena Vista Pictures, Touchstone Pictures
      Production Co
      Sundale Productions Inc., Touchstone Pictures, Sonnenfeld Josephson Worldwide Ent., Jacobson Company
      Rating
      PG-13 (Language|Crude Humor|Sex-Related Material)
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 5, 2002, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Aug 10, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $7.3M
      Runtime
      1h 25m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SR, DTS, Dolby Stereo, Surround, SDDS, Dolby A, Dolby Digital
      Aspect Ratio
      Flat (1.85:1)
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