Big Game
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A timid Finnish boy serving a rite of passage by spending the night alone in the forest must protect the President of the United States (Samuel L. Jackson) from terrorists who have shot down Air Force One in order to hunt the most powerful man on the planet. Young Oskari (Onni Tommila) descends from a long line of seasoned hunters; on his first trip into the woods, Oskari's rugged father became a legend when he returned to civilization with a bear in tow. In contrast, Oskari can barely muster the strength to draw his bow. Nevertheless he is a courageous boy, and as Oskari ventures into the… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Taken in a lighthearted spirit, it's all good fun, with well-handled if increasingly improbable action."
‑ Dennis Harvey, Variety
"Big Game is the movie young kids should watch with their parents before graduating to Die Hard."
‑ Matt Patches, IGN Movies
"Big Game, starring Samuel L. Jackson as the President of the United States, is a blast of spectacular, silly fun that is aware (and proud) of its own absurdity."
‑ Jordan Adler, We Got This Covered
"A fist-pumping old-meets-new school thrill ride that makes you feel like a PG-13-year-old again."
‑ William Bibbiani, CraveOnline
"...a thoroughly disappointing endeavor that could (and should) have been so much better."
‑ David Nusair, Reel Film Reviews
""Big Game" isn't as witty as it thinks it is, rarely transcends the very movies it wants to knock, and its intentionally hamfisted approach isn't particularly endearing."
‑ Kevin Jagernauth, The Playlist
"It feels like one of those ideas that feels like it should have been done long ago... Big Game is big fun, a terrific genre film that once again shows that the Finns can make films of this nature that rival those from anywhere else in the world."
‑ Jason Gorber, Twitch
"A total blast with the potential to become a favorite of pre-teen boys the world over."
‑ Chris Bumbray, JoBlo's Movie Emporium
"A sparky romp that recalls the children's action movies of the 1980s - The Goonies, The Golden Child or Home Alone - this British-Finnish co-production knows what its audience wants: big bangs, big laughs and adults looking silly."
‑ Paul MacInnes, Guardian
"Even before Samuel L. Jackson shows up as President of the United States and braves the Finnish countryside, it's clear that "Big Game" will be a special kind of guilty pleasure."
‑ Eric Kohn, indieWIRE
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