Big Game
Big Game (2015)

In the rugged countryside of Finland, a young thirteen-year-old (Onni Tommila) embarks on a traditional quest to prove himself by spending 24 hours alone in the wild, armed with only a bow and arrow. After witnessing a spectacular crash, he… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 26, 2015
DVD Release Date: August 25, 2015
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Critic Score: 78% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Big Game's enthusiastic throwback vibe will appeal to fans of low-budget '80s action movies, but co-writer/director Jalmari Helander adds a level of smarts and skill that make it more than just an homage.

Peter Howell
Toronto Star

The story penned by Helander with Petri Jokiranta goes heavy on the hokum, not to mention the CGI fireworks, but a dialled-down Jackson and a fired-up Tommila make for an entertaining pair.

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Andy Webster
New York Times

Mr. Jackson has never seemed so unblustery; his scenes with the younger actor have ease and humor. The authority is there but also the soul you'd want from the leader of the free world.

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Alistair Ryder
Film Inquiry

A bad movie is still a bad movie, no matter how enjoyable; Big Game is merely the best a bad movie can be.

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Peter Sobczynski

There are times when it seems impossible that it could possibly exist as a real thing and not just as a parody trailer that accidentally got inflated to feature length.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

"Big Game" never once feels credible, and that's why it's so entertaining. Almost nothing that takes place in this movie could occur in the real world, and there's something comforting about that.

Joanne Soh
The New Paper (Singapore)

It's quite a fun ride and will be inspiring for pre-teen boys who need heroes other than the comic-book kind.

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Robert Abele
Los Angeles Times

Gleefully dumb but eager to entertain, this is cheeseball stuff baked with deliciously outsized performances and low comedy and photographed across mighty beautiful landscapes.

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Kevin P. Sullivan
Entertainment Weekly

As a throwback, Big Game understands the thrills of retro action but never earns its big moments.

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Ernesto Zelaya

It's the kind of film that is so enjoyable that feels so brief; it seems to end just when it should get good. [Full review in Spanish]

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Flixster Audience Score: 34% Flixster User Reviews
Gimly M.
Sam Jackson and Ray Stevenson phone it in so hard, they allow themselves to be outacted by an ESL thirteen year old with three acting credits to his name. And… More
Marcus Woolcott
The film moves fast and is so much fun that you won't notice the flaws.
Jamie Clarke
This is one of those films that we have about 10 a year where there is no real buzz or advertisment to the film but looks ok and that's what this film is,… More
Jason Cenzano
Big Game is stupid to the point that it's entertaining. It runs fast enough that it kept my attention enough that I can recall the story. I can see what… More
Jesse Ortega
Another film where I'm honestly surprised that the audience's reception wasn't better than it was. Again, much like I mentioned in Let Us Prey,… More
Ian Walker
A movie that is so cliched and such good fun to watch that you know it is playing off that fact. It knows it is cheesy and formulaic and has some questionable… More