The Big Picture
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 94%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Befitting two of the co-authors of This is Spinal Tap, Guest and Michael McKean, The Big Picture displays a keen eye for the silliness of film biz customs, lingo and attitudes."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"Sometimes hilarious, sometimes chilling anti-Hollywood comedy."
‑ Rob Gonsalves,
"If only it was as clever as it believes itself to be."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"The movie references may strike some as in-jokey, but Guest's likeable film has enough jaundiced sideswipes and lighter chuckles to see it through its slacker spells."
‑ Nigel Floyd, Time Out
"Very slight, but it hits most of its Hollywood targets with a certain degree of savvy."
‑ Dan Fienberg,
"A very clever satire of Hollywood, film school, moviedom in general, and a few specific goofballs."
‑ Scott Weinberg,
"A consistently genial, intermittently funny send-up of the current Hollywood scene as demonstrated by the rise and fall of an award-winning film student."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"The Movie Machine is skewered and lampooned with an impressive accuracy, but it never crosses the line into becoming an outright bash."
‑ Scott Weinberg, Apollo Guide
"All in all this is a terrific comedy that punctures Hollywood's pretentiousness but is never mean-spirited about it."
‑ Chris Hicks, Deseret News, Salt Lake City
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