The Big Kahuna
The Big Kahuna (2000)

Three salesmen working for a firm that makes industrial lubricants are waiting in the company's "hospitality suite" at a manufacturers' convention for a "big kahuna" named Dick Fuller to show up, in hopes they… More

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Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: April 28, 2000
DVD Release Date: August 29, 2000
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Critic Score: 74% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Wonderful adaptation of the stage play.

Paul Tatara

You probably don't need to run out to a theater to see The Big Kahuna.

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Ernest Hardy

It's smart, funny and insightful and it's quite easy to see what attracted the stars to it.

Joe Leydon
The Moving Picture Show

Sometimes profanely funny, sometimes intensely dramatic, The Big Kahuna is a richly amusing and provocatively insightful film that builds to a profoundly powerful cumulative impact.

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Jay Carr
Boston Globe

It's no meal, but it'll tide you over.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

Sharp-edged, perfectly timed, funny and thoughtful.

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Giving actors a chance to act seems to be the point...

Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune

Sometimes good, or even almost-great acting, isn't enough.

Eleanor Ringel Cater
Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Spacey and DeVito are at the top of their game.

Jeffrey Overstreet
Looking Closer

At our best, we admit our faults. And we admit that others, no matter how different, have something to teach us. What a surprising thing to learn from a film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 72% Flixster User Reviews
Melvin White
Larry Mann: Did you mention perhaps what line of industrial lubricants Jesus would have endorsed?  "Every sale begins with a smile." The Big Kahuna… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Well written and acted dialogue-driven film, something rare these days, about the dog-eats-dog world of big company business. It does get preachy towards the… More
Lucas Martins
Wonderful! A simple and terrific film that is very well written and bring three good actors. Fresh.
Michael Gildea
Pretty disappointing. Film versions of plays are either incredible or a total dud. This wasn't one of the incredible ones.
Film Crazy
I dont get it! Like its a good movie if you base it on Spaceys an Devitos acting and the fact it is wel written in the comedy part wth a few really good laugh… More
Jeffrey Meyers
A simple story, but told well, with good writing, and even better line delivery from Kevin Spacey and Danny DeVito. I appreciated the film's take on belief… More

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