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: August 24, 2015
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Big Game's enthusiastic throwback vibe will appeal to fans of low-budget '80s action movies, but co-writer/director Jalmari Helander adds a level of smarts and skill that make it more than just an homage.

Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Gleefully dumb but eager to entertain, this is cheeseball stuff baked with deliciously outsized performances and low comedy and photographed across mighty beautiful landscapes.

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Kevin P. Sullivan
Entertainment Weekly

As a throwback, Big Game understands the thrills of retro action but never earns its big moments.

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Susan Granger
SSG Syndicate

A ridiculous, escapist action-adventure, destined for popularity on the Netflix queue.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Mr. Jackson has never seemed so unblustery; his scenes with the younger actor have ease and humor. The authority is there but also the soul you'd want from the leader of the free world.

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Andrew Lapin

It seems only fair now to let kids from every other country line up to escort Samuel L. Jackson to safety. What kinds of misadventures could he get up to in Uruguay, or Mauritania?

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Rob Hunter
Film School Rejects

Big Game never aims higher than slight entertainment, and it achieves that goal.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

"Big Game" never once feels credible, and that's why it's so entertaining. Almost nothing that takes place in this movie could occur in the real world, and there's something comforting about that.

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Tom Russo
Boston Globe

Off-kilter as Helander's sensibility continues to be, he's got a passion for popcorn-movie energy that can be contagious - especially when he's not trashing Santa.

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Todd Jorgenson

... strains to replicate mainstream Hollywood action flicks instead of emphasizing the differences that make it unique.

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