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
"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
"A thoroughly entertaining, fluid and wonderfully relaxed movie that delivers some of the finest ensemble acting to be seen on the screen for years."
‑ Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice
"An irresistibly satisfying cultural artifact."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"It's perceptive, affectionate and often very funny."
‑ , Time Out
"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
"Three words: 'yadda, yadda, yadda.'"
‑ Alex Sandell, Juicy Cerebellum
"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
"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
"The ease with which the group falls back into their old patterns of trust and familiarity after an awkwardly long period of separation is narratively convenient, but not really probable."
‑ Marjorie Baumgarten, Austin Chronicle
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