Picks and Pans Review: Big Trouble
Humorist Dave Barry could easily trigger more belly laughs in a column reviewing this sputtering screen adaptation of his 1999 novel Big Trouble than the movie is likely to drag from viewers.
A frantic farce about good guys and criminals whose paths cross in Miami, Big is full of bustle, but director Barry Sonnenfeld (Wild Wild West) never builds comic momentum. Of the large cast, Janeane Garofalo as a no-nonsense cop and Farina as a veteran hit man are the bright spots. Scheduled to open last fall, Big was yanked after 9/11. Its climax-bad guys smuggle a nuclear missile past airport security and onto a jet-may be a tad less jarring now but no more amusing. (PG-13)
Bottom Line: The title says it all