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The Big Bounce Review

Other Critics provided by Metacritic.com

Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    42

    out of 100

    Metascore®
    Mixed or average reviews
    based on a weighted average of all
    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    Go in with lowered expectations, and expect to have them dashed.

  • 60

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    It's too loose and casual, all too willing to trade the writer's trademark wit and literary mischief for slapstick comedy.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    It gets wackier as it goes, starting with Charlie Sheen cast against type as a guy who's getting no sex and turns down the chance. Bebe Neuwirth has some funny scenes as a lush.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Tribune Michael Wilmington

    Like the frosty tropical drinks the people keep sipping here, it's refreshing and icy-cool, a sinful pleasure mixed by experts.

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  • 83

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    By not trying too hard, this remake of a dumb movie has got spring in its step. The bounce is on us.

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For Families provided by Common Sense Media

Iffy for 13+

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.

  • Families can talk about whether anyone in this movie trusted anyone else, and if so, how. What will happen to Jack, Nancy, and Crewes after the movie ends?

What to watch for
  • violence false3

    Violence: Comic violence, characters badly hurt and killed.

  • sex false3

    Sex: Sexual references and situations, partial nudity.

  • language false3

    Language: Strong language.

  • consumerism false0

    Consumerism: Not an issue

  • drugsalcoholtobacco false3

    Drinking, drugs and smoking: Drinking, smoking, character abuses alcohol, drug references.

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