The Big Tease
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Craig Ferguson, best known to American audiences as Mr. Wick, the conniving boss who loves to fire people on The Drew Carey Show, co-wrote and starred in this mock-documentary about Crawford Mackenzie, Scotland's leading hairdresser. When Crawford receives an invitation to Los Angeles for the World Freestyle Hairstyling Championships, he eagerly hops the first flight to America, with a camera crew in tow to record his triumphant debut in the States. Once he arrives, he learns that he was invited to attend and observe but not to compete. Crawford is at first dejected, but he refuses to take… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 56%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Does a lot of little stuff right."
‑ Robert Horton,
"The Big Tease is about a flamboyant Scottish hairdresser who travels to Los Angeles to compete the World Freestyle Hairdressing Championship. Believe it or not, it's worse than it sounds."
‑ Jeffrey Westhoff, Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
"A big, fabulous tease-and nothing more."
‑ Eric Monder, Film Journal International
"The acting is what you would expect for a cheap indie."
‑ Eric Lurio, Greenwich Village Gazette
"A strange thing happened from the 25-minute mark: I began to be charmed by this film."
‑ Michael Dequina,
"A sampling of previous crowd-pleasers."
‑ Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly
"Some of the jokes are obvious and fall flat, but others work their sly charm on you."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Combustible Celluloid
"Little more than a tiresome, transplanted, sports underdog plot, complete with a showdown finale (exaggerated, six-foot-tall hair-chitecture) and cornball cameos."
‑ Rob Blackwelder, SPLICEDWire
"This film aims low and hits its mark."
‑ Dave White, IFilm
"A shear delight!"
‑ , E! Online
"There are films that succeed in spite of themselves and there are films that remain well-meaning, slightly interesting failures. Lodged somewhere between these two related poles is The Big Tease, a slight, breezy comedy with carefree independent fi"
‑ Brent Simon, Entertainment Today
"The Big Tease isn't particularly sharp in its observation of L.A. style, or of salon mores, or of much else."
‑ Cathy Thompson-Georges, Boxoffice Magazine
"Awfully predictable and weightless."
‑ Harvey S. Karten, Compuserve
"A busy exercise in fashion that simply cannot hide the bald spots in its storytelling."
‑ Glenn Whipp, Los Angeles Daily News
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