The Big Man (Crossing the Line)
The Big Man (Crossing the Line) (1990)

In this British drama, Liam Neeson plays an unemployed Scotsman whose inability to find a job threatens his family's well-being. Against his better judgement, Neeson is coerced into a bare-knuckle boxing match. This grim study focuses… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: March 18, 2003
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Critic Score: 20% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader

In its present form, it comes across as a rather unpleasant and only fitfully absorbing film of social protest.

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Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle

It tells and tells its story but never delivers a punch that actually connects.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

Leland and scriptwriter Don Macpherson have made one of Britain's finest existential thrillers in ages.

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Film4

Leland strains for a profundity and seriousness that won't quite be squeezed from the material.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

Beginning with Mr. Neeson, every member of the cast is as good as the circumstances allow.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
Cameron Johnson
Well, Liam Neeson's boxing days are finally back, and if that doesn't get your blood pumping, well, then, you must be watching this film rather than… More