The Big Bounce
The Big Bounce (2004)

George Armitage directs this big-screen adaptation of Elmore Leonard's The Big Bounce. Jack Ryan (Owen Wilson) is an occasional thief who tends to a judge (Morgan Freeman). A woman involved with Ray Ritchie (Gary Sinese), a real estate… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: July 20, 2004
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Critic Score: 16% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Lazily crafted and light on substance, The Big Bounce takes few chances and strands its promising cast in a subpar adaptation that fails to do its source material justice.

Benjamin Strong
Village Voice

Newcomer Foster cites Lauren Bacall as a precursor, but her ingénue fatale is more like a lost Olsen triplet.

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Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post

Boring, unsexy, styleless, sluggish and physically ugly.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Missing: this movie's plot.

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Charles Taylor
Salon.com

Everything here is too mild, too sloppy.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Insipid potboiler set against the far more enticing surf and sand of Oahu's North Shore.

Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

Not a bad film, despite what you may have heard, but there is no doubt it should have been a lot better.

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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader

The story has been so poked and prodded and spun around it barely knows how to end.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

Given a choice between shovelling my driveway or going to see The Big Bounce again, I would choose the driveway.

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Tony Medley
tonymedley.com

With gorgeous Hawaiian cinematography, a charming Owen Wilson, and a clever script, I found it eminently enjoyable.

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Flixster Audience Score: 23% Flixster User Reviews
Conner Rainwater
This is a great movie that is always fun to watch. The plot is great, the characters are really fun to watch and the Hawaii backdrop is a nice touch. Owen… More
Aaron Neuwirth
Frank: I'm desperate for this money and we're friend, right? Jack Ryan: Yeah, we're friends. But, you know, it's the type of friendship… More
♥Robyn M♥
Jack (Owen Wilson) is a low-key thief in Hawaii, looking for a scam after getting fired from a construction job. He winds up working for district judge Walter… More
Sanjaya 丘耀文
Actually, not that bad. The director can expose the beauty of Hawaii even just a little piece of that island. The story itself just ordinary, nothing special.… More
Film Crazy
Its an ok light hearted funy film a bit pointless but its ok really though this film just seems like everyones conning everyone and then gary sinines has the… More
James Alvarez
A huge cast and a huge chunk of shit. Very predictable.