The Big Sick
The Big Sick (2017)

Based on the real-life courtship between Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, THE BIG SICK tells the story of Pakistan-born aspiring comedian Kumail (Nanjiani), who connects with grad student Emily (Kazan) after one of his standup sets.… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: July 14, 2017
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Funny, heartfelt, and intelligent, The Big Sick uses its appealing leads and cross-cultural themes to prove the standard romcom formula still has some fresh angles left to explore.

James Berardinelli

It's funny, touching, and perceptive.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Mostly, the movie works for the reason that all the best rom-coms do: you fall in love, a little bit, with Kumail and Emily, and want them to stay together.

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

Plagiarising their real life experiences on the road to romance, Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon have written a screenplay that oozes with the black comedy of life, which is of course the good oil of strong comedy.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

"The Big Sick" has a big heart and shows there are still corners left to explore in romantic comedies; it just takes someone willing to find them.

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Richard Brody
New Yorker

"The Big Sick" suffers from an excess of pleasantness, and this very pleasantness thins out its substance, blands out its tone, weakens its comedy.

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Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

It's delicious. A highly entertaining, laugh outlaid film that explores emotions and behaviour and makes us scratch our heads at the complexity of the human condition. Blends humour, pathos, tragedy and fun like a perfect bouquet.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"The Big Sick" has a lot of charm.

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Richard Roeper
Chicago Sun-Times

All the best romantic comedies get even better upon repeat viewings. I'm fully confident The Big Sick will pass that test the next time I see it, which will be very soon.

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Sr. Rose Pacatte
National Catholic Reporter

An entertaining and deeply felt film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 92% Flixster User Reviews
Sanjay Rema
I can't believe how a traditional rom-com can be so original, but The Big Sick is. The key to this movie is its charm, which it has in spades thanks to the… More
Glenn Gaylord
MASTER OF MOST - My Review of THE BIG SICK (4 Stars) Stop me if you've heard this one before. South Asian comic stretches his muscles by starring in a… More
KJ Proulx
Films like The Big Sick are very rare occasions. When the trailer for this film was released, displaying it as a hilarious comedy from start to finish (with a… More
Bradley J
The Big Sick effortlessly balances heart-wrenching medical drama with searingly funny comedy. Kumhail Nanjiani is a force to be reckoned with. He is hilarious… More
Nate Zoebl
Kumail Nanjiani is a very funny guy but he also might just break your heart and then mend it. He and his real-life wife Emily Gordon met in Chicago and weeks… More
Thomas Drufke
One of my favorite things to do is go into a movie completely blind. Not watch a trailer, look at a poster, or even the cast list. It's incredibly… More