Big Game
Big Game (2015)

In the rugged countryside of Finland, a young thirteen-year-old (Onni Tommila) embarks on a traditional quest to prove himself by spending 24 hours alone in the wild, armed with only a bow and arrow. After witnessing a spectacular crash, he… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 26, 2015
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Tom Huddleston
Time Out

Yes, Jackson does get to call someone 'motherfucker' right before shooting them.

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Mark Kermode
Observer [UK]

While it's good to see Rare Exports director Jalmari Helander dropping a Hollywood A-lister into the European wilds ... this cheekily ridiculous Boy's Own adventure falls awkwardly between target audiences ...

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David Edwards
Daily Mirror [UK]

Loud, daft and explosive, it's a B-movie right down to its fingertips.

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Dennis Harvey
Variety

Taken in a lighthearted spirit, it's all good fun, with well-handled if increasingly improbable action.

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Alan Jones
Radio Times

Jalmari Helander's follow-up to the dark, cult Christmas thriller Rare Exports is a pleasing enough escapist diversion.

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Jamie Graham
Total Film

Watch Big Game with a straight face and it's ridiculous; view it as tongue-in-cheek (and Rare Exports proved that Helander has a wicked sense of humour) and, if not sublime, it's certainly entertaining.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

A kid rescues the President. It sounds like a joke movie The Onion might invent to satirize Hollywood preposterousness, but I swear to god, it's real.

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Donald Clarke
Irish Times

It's not entirely clear how much of Big Game is funny on purpose, but it hardly matters when the action is so slick and the dialogue so ripe.

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Elliott Noble
Sky Movies

It all comes together in a satisfyingly preposterous finale. It even dares to leave a deliberate loose end. Shame it leaves so many in the middle.

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