Big

Big
Big
  • PG
  • 1h 45m
  • 1988
Certified Fresh97%
Common Sense Media Iconage 13+
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At a carnival, young Josh Baskin (Tom Hanks) wishes he was big - only to awake the next morning and discover he is! With the help of his friend Billy, Josh lands a job at a toy company. but the more he experiences being an adult, the more Josh longs for the simple joys of childhood.
© 1988 Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. All rights reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Certified Fresh97%
Critics Consensus: Refreshingly sweet and undeniably funny, Big is a showcase for Tom Hanks, who dives into his role and infuses it with charm and surprising poignancy.
Reviews
New York Daily News
Kathleen Carroll
Fresh

The film succeeds largely because of the splendid performance of Tom Hanks -- who is irresistibly...

June 25, 2017
TIME Magazine
Gerald Clarke
Fresh

A delightful comedy-fantasy.

June 22, 2017
Philadelphia Inquirer
Desmond Ryan
Fresh

Penny Marshall brings a logic to the premise that is sustained through most of the movie. And wher...

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Wonderful story with some very mature material.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that of if Big were released today, it would almost certainly earn a PG-13 rating. There's some strong language (including one use of "f--k") and some sexual situations (including a man fondling a woman's breast). There's also some drinking, smoking, and mild violence. A child forced to grow up too quickly is exposed to corporate life, sex, and other adult matters.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Fantasy, Drama, Comedy, Family
  • Release Date:June 3, 1988
  • Highest Available for Purchase:4KLearn More

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