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The Big Year

Overview


Genre :

Comedy

Release Date :

October 14, 2011

MPAA Rating :

PG

Director :

David Frankel

Starring :

Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Steve Martin, Rashida Jones, Anjelica Huston, Rosamund Pike, Jim Parsons, JoBeth Williams, Brian Dennehy, Dianne Wiest, Anthony Anderson, Tim Blake Nelson, Cindy Busby

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Review rate : C-

“..watching a movie about people watching birds is sort of a snore..”
by Tom Long [Detroit News]
1 of 4

“..three romantic/domestic subplots have been bolted onto the superstructure..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
3 of 5

“..the movie takes their crusade seriously, accepting at face value..”
by Amy Biancolli [Houston Chronicle]
“..the characters will show their true colors by the way they compete..”
by Alonso Duralde [The Wrap]
2 of 4

“..see a lot of gnatcatchers, plovers, terns, grosbeaks, titmice, teals, scamps, yellow throats, sapsuckers..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]
2.5 of 5

“..never does anything more than a cursory inspection of that aspect of this story..”
by Josh Tyler [Cinema Blend]
2.5 of 4

“..it's a beautiful travelogue, at least, taking us from New York to Alaska..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
Review rate : B-

“..isn't a laugh-riot comedy, it's more of a humble feature..”
by Brad Brevet [Rope of Silicon]
Review rate : C+

“..is more than a hobby; it's a passion..”
by Peter Rainer [Christian Science Monitor]
2.5 of 4

“..gets at the obsession, the manic energy captured in the writer's tale..”
by Lisa Kennedy [Denver Post]
“..features beautiful landscapes and cinematography, but although star-studded most of the performances fall flat..”
by Sarah Simmons [Picktainment]
2.5 of 5

“..don't hate each other enough to drink but who don't like each other enough to talk..”
by James Rocchi [indieWIRE]
“..a truly heartfelt movie and the scenery takes center stage more than the actors..”
by Richard Shouse [Hollywood Hawt]

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