Big Trouble in Little China
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Playing in a manner that can be conservatively described as larger than life, Kurt Russell plays a macho truck driver who agrees to go to the San Francisco airport and pick up his friend's (Dennis Dun) fiancee (Suzee Pai, freshly arrived from China. Suddenly, a gang of Chinatown toughs kidnap the girl right before Russell's eyes. After a wild chase sequence, Russell discovers that the girl has been abducted by a genuine, bonafide sorceror (James Hong), the ghost of a 3000 year old warlord. And that's just for starters. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 83%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An upscale send-up."
‑ Walter Goodman, New York Times
"Works as a stand alone classic that features John Carpenter at his best."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"A film to embody the Eighties, and justify them"
‑ Fernando F. Croce, CinePassion
"Imperfect, yes...but still great cultish fun with Kurt Russell."
‑ Steve Crum,
"Big rave in little blurb!"
‑ Gregory Weinkauf, New Times
"Special effects don't mean much unless we care about the characters who are surrounded by them, and in this movie the characters often seem to exist only to fill up the foregrounds."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"This is a bizarre, fun, action packed film, filled with wild characters and an adventurous, imaginative and campy spirit."
‑ Matthew Pejkovic, Matt's Movie Reviews
"A 'B'-movie-style Western meets Eastern, a supernatural 'chopsocky' fantasy with leading man Kurt Russell doing a feature-length impression of a dead movie star. Put that in your pipe and smoke it. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"Russell and Carpenter make a great team."
‑ Michael A. Smith, Nolan's Pop Culture Review
"I really hated this."
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"Some of the acting is ropey and the effects are dated, but Big Trouble In Little China occasionally looks and feels like classic Carpenter, while Kurt Russell is on charismatic form as the frequently ineffective tough-guy hero."
‑ Stephen Carty, Flix Capacitor
"Benefits from a rollicking wise-ass performance from Kurt Russell but otherwise falls limp courtesy of too many corny gags."
‑ Nick Schager, Lessons of Darkness
"The high-octane action comedy takes all that was worthwhile from decades of B-flicks and distills it into a maximum-concentration explosion of cinematic TNT."
‑ Phil Villarreal, Arizona Daily Star
"A wholly enjoyable mixture of action, comedy, romance, and horror."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"Jack Burton is my guardo camino."
‑ Widgett Walls,
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