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 25, 2015
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Critic Score: 76% 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.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The story penned by Helander with Petri Jokiranta goes heavy on the hokum, not to mention the CGI fireworks, but a dialled-down Jackson and a fired-up Tommila make for an entertaining pair.

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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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Grant Rollings
Sun Online

Everything that is good about Big Game can be summed up in two words and one letter -- Samuel L Jackson.

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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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Jason Best
Movie Talk

The ensuing action is reliably ridiculous, but Tommila's plucky boy and Jackson's hapless president make an amusing double act.

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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 Carnevale
Indie London

The ensuing action-adventure may promise more than it ultimately delivers but remains fun for long periods.

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Flixster Audience Score: 35% Flixster User Reviews
Gimly Monocle
Sam Jackson and Ray Stevenson phone it in so hard, they allow themselves to be outacted by an ESL thirteen year old with three acting credits to his name. And… More
Jason Cenzano
Big Game is stupid to the point that it's entertaining. It runs fast enough that it kept my attention enough that I can recall the story. I can see what… More