The Big Man (Crossing the Line)
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The Big Man (Crossing the Line)
Filmmaker David Leland handled the directing chores on this British drama that stars Liam Neeson as an unemployed Scotsman whose inability to find a job threatens his family's wellbeing. Against his better judgement, Neeson is coerced into a bare-knuckle boxing match. Crossing the Line's supporting cast includes Hugh Grant, Joanne Whaley-Kilmer, Cameron Mitchell, and Billy Connolly. Adapted from a novel by William McIvanney, the film has also been released under the title The Big Man. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 20%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"In its present form, it comes across as a rather unpleasant and only fitfully absorbing film of social protest."
‑ Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader
"It tells and tells its story but never delivers a punch that actually connects."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
"Leland and scriptwriter Don Macpherson have made one of Britain's finest existential thrillers in ages."
‑ Geoff Andrew, Time Out
"Leland strains for a profundity and seriousness that won't quite be squeezed from the material."
‑ , Film4
"Beginning with Mr. Neeson, every member of the cast is as good as the circumstances allow."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
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