The Big One
The Big One (1998)

Grass-roots guerilla documentarian Michael Moore (Roger and Me) takes on corporate America and the horrific effects of downsizing in this subversive and satirical effort. Ostensibly, the film is a chronicle of Moore's cross-country… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: April 10, 1998
DVD Release Date: September 28, 2004
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Critic Score: 92% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Douglas Pratt

when he's retelling his experiences in front of an audience his sense of timing is impeccable and he is quite funny

Fred Topel

This movie changed my life. It made me realize people have real problems, can't provide for their families and feed their kids. Any worries I have are nothing.

Karina Montgomery

Michael Moore has a special sense of people and images and how one voice over can make another image resonate especially strongly.

Christopher Null

The good news is Moore knows he's ridiculous, and he kind of makes fun of it.

Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

[Moore is] a great presence, capable of whipping a crowd into a frenzy with cool ease.

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Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International

Moore is clever when it comes to baiting executives who seem puzzled or oblivious to his concerns.

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Jon Niccum
Lawrence Journal-World

Absolutely hilarious

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

The rich are different and right now they're busy widening the gap between the haves and the have-nots with a vengeance.

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Arthur Lazere

a manipulative, glib, gimmicky, self promoting film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 67% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
The politics of filmmaker Michael Moore are very in your face, brash and uninvited. Still, his almost ridiculous obnoxious mannerisms and quirks usually make… More
Christopher Brown
A lot of fun for Moore fans, more like his TV show than his more recent documentaries. A lot of fun poking fun at the rich and powerful while following his… More
Bruce Bruce
From the 1997 Toronto Film Festival. As much as I dislike Michael Moore, I have to admit this film produced by him is pretty good. Shows How Corporate America,… More
Sarah Prisbylla
One of Moore's earlier films, focused on Michigan but could be almost anywhere in the U.S. Great doc from him as always.
John Ballantine
In retrospect, one of Michael Moore's weaker efforts. I liked mainly because I wanted to see something from Moore other than Roger and Me...but the best… More

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