The Big Bang
The Big Bang (2011)

Late one night, Los Angeles private investigator, Ned Cruz (Antonio Banderas) gets a visit from a recently paroled Russian boxer with an intriguing job offer: find Lexie, his missing girlfriend-and the 30-million dollar stash of diamonds… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: May 13, 2011
DVD Release Date: May 24, 2011
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Critic Score: 19% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Where else can you see a movie where a sexy waitress says, "Reality is just a wave function"?

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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times

Even with Antonio Banderas leading a cast of familiar faces, the movie never rises above a style-over-substance exercise.

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Jason Best
Movie Talk

Raymond Chandler meets Stephen Hawking in flashy film noir thriller The Big Bang, a bizarre mash-up of private-eye sleuthing and subatomic physics.

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Kyle Smith
New York Post

For a noir, the film is way too talky and convoluted, yet for a physics lesson, it's trash.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

I have a mental picture of the film's creators, stoned out of their minds on who knows what, cackling crazily as they outline a movie that would have more appropriately been titled "The Big Goof."

Annlee Ellingson
Moving Pictures Magazine

Film noir for physics geeks, The Big Bang ... is a clever, if relentlessly dramatic (despite stabs at levity), existential detective story.

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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News

Is Antonio Banderas's career really such a big bust? On the one hand, it's a shame to see a talented guy slumming in this budget-bin thriller. On the other, it'd be entirely unwatchable without him.

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Andrew Barker

The Big Bang is a borderline unintelligible, scattershot attempt at Lynchian neo-noir that takes intellectual and aesthetic risks it has no reasonable hope of pulling off.

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D.K. Holm
Vancouver Voice

he script ultimately wastes the talents of actors

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Flixster Audience Score: 25% Flixster User Reviews
Cynthia S.
Watchable, but just barely. It must have been an intriguing script, because it attracted talent who surely had other options. So, let's pin the blame on a… More
Greg S
An L.A. private eye (Antonio Banderas) goes looking for a missing stripper and uncovers a twisted plot involving the Russian mob, stolen diamonds, and the… More
Bruce Bruce
This must be my Bad Movie week. This one sucks, making 2 in a row. 3=19=13 1 star
Manu Gino
The search for the ultimate missing person ends... at the beginning of time. Very very weak. I'm sure the director was trying something new but it failed… More
Al S
A smart, sharp and outragiously weird crime-thriller that`s loaded with a great sense of classic film noir style, ideas and star-power. One of the most original… More
Matt Goodman
I wanted to like this, I really did, but this noir film fails as an action, as a romance, and as a film in general. I still don't understand the plot.