Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon (1991)

Director Lawrence Kasdan's Grand Canyon is a gathering of random events, uniting the film's wildly divergent protagonists. Driving home from an LA Lakers game, Mack (Kevin Kline), an immigration attorney, is stranded in an unsavory… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 25, 1991
DVD Release Date: March 13, 2001
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Critic Score: 81% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Eric Hynes
Village Voice

This is the sound of a filmmaker wrestling (transparently) with ideas, talking at but not quite down to his audience.

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Janet Maslin
New York Times

For long stretches of this offbeat and innovative film, the viewer truly has no idea what will happen next and many reasons to care.

Michael A. Smith
Nolan's Pop Culture Review

Well written and acted ensemble film. Deserved to do so much better at the box office.

Variety Staff

[An] earnest, often moving but not totally successful film.

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Rita Kempley
Washington Post

Even when he wasn't trying, Kasdan's camera found tragedy, as with the opening footage of Magic Johnson, filmed before anybody knew he had the AIDS virus. The filmmaker and his team have truly caught society on the verge.

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Emanuel Levy

Very much an ensemble-driven zeitgeist film like Kasdan's previous Big Chill, this serio comedy about urban angst in contemporary LA may be a bit pretentious in its symbolic aspirations, but it proved prophetic in some of its ideas.

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Geoff Andrew
Time Out

If this disaster-packed parable often smacks of melodramatic contrivance, it does at least benefit from solid performances and direction, and a leavening line in sardonic humour.

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Joe Brown
Washington Post

It maps these dark, desperate, fearful times with comic and terrifying veracity, and holds out a glimmer of hope for the soul-searching survivors of the '90s.

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Mack: 'Why is it that when someone's successful in one field, they think they know about everything?' Gee Mack, I dunno. Ask Larry Kasdan.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Sajin P A
An uplifting drama from Larry Kasdan that takes a peek into the modern urban life, about the fear and confined spaces within which everyone's living. The… More
Bruce Bruce
Givein this film 2 stars shows just how good of a person I really am, because this film SUCKS. Ahh I feel better now. Look if you caught the meaning of this… More
Conner Rainwater
Almost like an unofficial prequel to Crash, but it really doesn't have the unique style or writing. It's pretty obvious that this was made to be an… More
Martin Sahlin
I don't get it....what is this movie about? They are just living there lives...and suddenly in the middle of the story they arrive at the grand canyon and… More
Jens S.
This ensemble drama follows the lives of a couple of Los Angeles residents in the early 90s and their exceedingly pessimistic view on their lives and the state… More
Tom Ericksen
Not as good as it's cousin "The Big Chill" but still all right