The Big Chill
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 68%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Characters are generally middle-of-the-roaders, and pic lacks a tough-minded spokesman who might bring them all up short for a moment."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Funny and ferociously smart."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"College reunion film with mature themes won't interest teens."
‑ Andrea Beach, Common Sense Media
"An always entertaining and perceptive film that hardly ever lapses into sentimentality."
‑ , Film4
"More significant sociologically than artistically, Kasdan's portrait of the Baby Boom generation--the Yuppie--is a zeitgeist film that is enjoyable due to strong ensemble acting and popular tunes."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"An irresistibly satisfying cultural artifact."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"It's perceptive, affectionate and often very funny."
‑ , Time Out
"Even if the film isn't timeless, the soundtrack certainly is."
‑ James Kendrick, Q Network Film Desk
"An entertaining look at the 80s embourgeoisement of 60s student activists steers skillfully between social satire and sentiment."
‑ , Empire Magazine
"Shallow nostalgia-trip flick."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"There is no place for depth or nuance in this slickly engineered complacency machine."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"It has all the right moves. It knows all the right words. Its characters have all the right clothes, expressions, fears, lusts and ambitions. But there's no payoff and it doesn't lead anywhere."
‑ Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
"...even though it's aware of their narcissism, The Big Chill still views its characters sympathetically, even when they do little to invite much sympathy themselves."
‑ Keith Phipps, The Dissolve
"Strong acting and a string of classic rock and soul tunes make up for a superficial script."
‑ Michael Scheinfeld, TV Guide's Movie Guide
"A truly unforgettable motion picture, with a killer soundtrack"
‑ Clint Morris, Moviehole
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