The Big Bang
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Late one night, Los Angeles private investigator, Ned Cruz (Antonio Banderas) gets a visit from a recently paroled Russian boxer with an intriguing job offer: find Lexie, his missing girlfriend-and the 30-million dollar stash of diamonds she's hiding. As Detective Cruz sets out to find her, the clues send him into the city's seediest corners, from a Hollywood action star with a dirty little secret (James Van Der Beek), to an enterprising porn producer who takes a personal interest in his own work (Snoop Dogg), and a kinky waitress with an unusual fetish for particle physics (Autumn… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 13%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Where else can you see a movie where a sexy waitress says, "Reality is just a wave function"?"
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Even with Antonio Banderas leading a cast of familiar faces, the movie never rises above a style-over-substance exercise."
‑ Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
"Film noir for physics geeks, The Big Bang ... is a clever, if relentlessly dramatic (despite stabs at levity), existential detective story."
‑ Annlee Ellingson, Moving Pictures Magazine
"Doesn't always supply the smoothest ride of revelations and comeuppance, spending more time sorting out its homework than dealing with the sweet slings of sleaze and suspense that often define the genre."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"For a noir, the film is way too talky and convoluted, yet for a physics lesson, it's trash."
‑ Kyle Smith, New York Post
"I have a mental picture of the film's creators, stoned out of their minds on who knows what, cackling crazily as they outline a movie that would have more appropriately been titled "The Big Goof.""
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"he script ultimately wastes the talents of actors"
‑ D.K. Holm, Vancouver Voice
"A low-rent neo-noir propped up by descriptions of, rather than depictions of, sexual kink and an odd interest in quantum physics."
‑ Andrew Schenker, Slant Magazine
"Is Antonio Banderas's career really such a big bust? On the one hand, it's a shame to see a talented guy slumming in this budget-bin thriller. On the other, it'd be entirely unwatchable without him."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"The Big Bang is a borderline unintelligible, scattershot attempt at Lynchian neo-noir that takes intellectual and aesthetic risks it has no reasonable hope of pulling off."
‑ Andrew Barker, Variety
"A colossally strange film noir misfire, The Big Bang tries to inject the soupy moodiness of the noir genre with a surfeit of cool and edgy thrills, but, ironically, it's actually just a big snooze."
‑ Brent Simon,
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