The Big Bounce

The Big Bounce
The Big Bounce
  • PG-13
  • 1h 29m
  • 2004
Rotten16%
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Owen Wilson stars as Jack Ryan, a likable drifter whose talents lie just outside the law. As a new arrival to Oahu's exotic North Shore, Jack soon discovers a new con, a little romance, and temptation everywhere... Enter Nancy Hayes (Sara Foster), a thrill-loving local who specializes in good looks and petty crime. When Nancy tries to seduce Jack into helping her double-cross a sleazy real estate developer to steal $200,000, Jack is intrigued: This could be the perfect score ... or the perfect setup. For the love, for the money, for the rush--it's The Big Bounce.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten16%
Critics Consensus: Lazily crafted and light on substance, The Big Bounce takes few chances and strands its promising cast in a subpar adaptation that fails to do its source material justice.
Reviews
BBC.com
Rotten

June 21, 2017
Village Voice
Benjamin Strong
Rotten

Newcomer Foster cites Lauren Bacall as a precursor, but her ingnue fatale is more like a lost Olse...

June 20, 2017
Salon.com
Charles Taylor
Rotten

Everything here is too mild, too sloppy.

June 20, 2017
Chicago Reader
J. R. Jones
Rotten

The story has been so poked and prodded and spun around it barely knows how to end.

June 20, 2017
Washington Post
Michael O'Sullivan
Rotten

Boring, unsexy, styleless, sluggish and physically ugly.

June 20, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Missing: this movie's plot.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this movie is pretty intense for a PG-13, with strong language, sexual references and situations (including making fun of a gay character), drinking, smoking, violence, and general bad behavior by just about everyone.

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The parents’ guide to what’s in this movie.
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:January 30, 2004
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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