The Big Bus
The Big Bus (1976)

A nuclear-powered luxury bus faces potential disaster on its maiden voyage in this pre-Airplane parody of the disaster movie genre. The expected cliches of Irwin Allen spectacles are satirically skewered, from the bus' troubled pilot to… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 16, 2002
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Chambers
Movie Chambers

Before there was "Airplane," there was "The Big Bus." The granddaddy of the disaster spoof movies came out in 1976, and despite its unevenness, it's quite the hoot.

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Richard T. Jameson
Parallax View

I'd like to pretend it's a better movie than it is... its failings aren't gross and its modest pleasures are so far superior to the general run this slummy summer season that I feel very kindly toward it.

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Nathan Rabin
The Dissolve

The Big Bus [is] a consistently clever comedy that had the misfortune of being a couple of years ahead of its time.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Zany bus ride tries to be 'Mad World,' but hits pot hole

Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat

The Big Bus can be hit-or-miss in its humor. But the hits are fairly big and the misses are comparatively small.

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Shane Burridge
rec.arts.movies.reviews

The 'star-studded' cast of familiar faces is one of the conventions of disaster movies that writers Cohen and Fred Freeman have stuck to

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Flixster Audience Score: 59% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Very much a mixed bag with a lot of talented performers trapped in this scattershot mess. Tries to lampoon the disaster movie craze and scores occasionally but… More