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
DVD Release Date: September 19, 2017
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Critic Score: 98% 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.

Alexandra MacAaron
Women's Voices for Change

It's a joy to watch two "real people" (albeit unusually witty, clever and attractive "real people") fall in and out and back in love. And, it's particularly satisfying that their mothers have so much to do with it.

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"The Big Sick" has a lot of charm.

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Carl Kozlowski
Pasadena Weekly

The Big Sick is offering hope that comedy isn't dead at the box office.

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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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Michael Bonner
Uncut Magazine [UK]

Working with director Michael Showalter and producer Judd Apatow, Nanjiani and Gordon have crafted a deft and appearling film that addresses subjects ranging from cultural change to the unhappy lot of the Uber driver.

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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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Evan Romano
Brooklyn Magazine

What The Big Sick ends up accomplishing, is -- in my mind -- perfect romantic comedy.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
A little long, but good movie. Zoe Kazan is great. I have never not liked her in a movie.
Kevin M. Williams
Gutsy is not usually a word used to express romcoms but in this case it works because the story is less about the relationship between the featured couple and… More
Carlos Magalhães
If there is something that no one can blame this film from being is predictable, since it always finds ways to surprise us with its maturity and sincerity,… More
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
Spencer Macklin
Unique film showing a seldom-represented protagonist. Wonderful blend of laughs and drama.
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