The Big Year

The Big Year
The Big Year
  • PG
  • 1h 40m
  • 2011
Rotten41%
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Looking to shake up their routine lives, three amateur bird watchers compete to become the ultimate "birder" by spotting the greatest number of species within a single calendar year.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Rotten41%
Critics Consensus: Though made with care and affection for its characters, The Big Year plods along, rarely reaching any comedic heights.
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New Yorker
Richard Brody
Rotten

Unfortunately, these comic geniuses are kept caged by the wan script and direction. The best gag i...

June 22, 2017
Film.com
Laremy Legel
Fresh

A very mild movie, but in the nicest sense of the word.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Sweet travelogue/comedy is tame but not aimed at kids.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this good-natured comedy about birding enthusiasts may initially disappoint fans expecting the usual shtick from co-stars Jack Black and Owen Wilson. But they'll get over it, because what's left is an offbeat, gentle, but still hilarious movie about finding your bliss ... with balance. (There's lots to learn about birds, too.) Although the movie is rated PG, and the content is mild overall -- there's some swearing (including "s--t") and some sexual references -- this movie is more likely to appeal to older tweens, teens, and adults than younger kids.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:October 14, 2011
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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