Big Trouble

Big Trouble
Big Trouble
  • PG-13
  • 1h 25m
  • 2002
Rotten48%
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Based on humorist Dave Barry's best-selling first novel, BIG TROUBLE follows the comedic chaos created when a mysterious suitcase that threatens the security of Miami changes the lives of a divorced dad, an unhappy housewife, 2 hit men, a pair of street thugs, 2 love-struck teens, 2 FBI men, and a psychedelic toad. There is something for everyone no matter who is looking for BIG TROUBLE -- and in the end, all-star comedy conquers all.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Rotten48%
Critics Consensus: With its large cast and frantic comic pacing, Big Trouble labors for slapstick-style hilarity, but it never really gains steam.
Reviews
BBC.com
Almar Haflidason
Rotten

June 17, 2017
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jeff Strickler
Rotten

In this clumsy attempt to merge farce with satire, the jokes repeatedly miss the mark.

June 17, 2017
Chicago Tribune
Robert K. Elder
Rotten

Mostly ... Sonnenfeld mishandles the broad part of the comedic formula, preferring repetition to t...

June 17, 2017
Village Voice
Nick Rutigliano
Rotten

Makes for distinctly uneasy viewing, as Big Trouble's massive subtext repeatedly threatens to over...

June 17, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sharp, funny movie for high schoolers and up.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie has comic violence (no one badly hurt), including shooting and scuffles. Characters lie, cheat, steal, smoke, drink, and use bad language. There are comic sexual situations (including a foot fetishist) and brief non-sexual nudity. The scenes involving airport security and a bomb on a plane, the reason the movie's release was delayed after the 9-11 terrorist attacks, may cause more twinges than laughter. The movie is at the upper end of the PG-13 rating, closer to an R.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy, Thriller
  • Release Date:April 5, 2002
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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