films seen
9
average score
2.38*
nationality
USA - 69 years old
status
Alive and kicking
more info

Solid pieces

Wild Wild West

by Barry Sonnenfeld
1999 / 106m - USA
Sci-fi, Western
3.5*/5.0*
Wild Wild West poster

The inoffensive

Addams Family Values

by Barry Sonnenfeld
1993 / 94m - USA
Comedy, Fantasy
3.0*/5.0*
Addams Family Values poster

The Addams Family

by Barry Sonnenfeld
1991 / 99m - USA
Comedy, Fantasy
3.0*/5.0*
The Addams Family poster

Worthy but flawed

Get Shorty

by Barry Sonnenfeld
1995 / 105m - USA
Comedy, Thriller, Crime
2.5*/5.0*
Get Shorty poster

Dubious filler

Nine Lives

by Barry Sonnenfeld
2016 / 87m - Canada
Comedy, Fantasy
2.0*/5.0*
Nine Lives poster

Men in Black III

by Barry Sonnenfeld
2012 / 106m - USA
Comedy, Sci-fi
2.0*/5.0*
Men in Black III poster

Men in Black II

by Barry Sonnenfeld
2002 / 88m - USA
Comedy, Sci-fi
2.0*/5.0*
Men in Black II poster

Men in Black

by Barry Sonnenfeld
1997 / 98m - USA
Comedy, Sci-fi
2.0*/5.0*
Men in Black poster

Plain forgettable

Big Trouble

by Barry Sonnenfeld
2002 / 85m - USA
Comedy, Crime
1.5*/5.0*
Big Trouble poster

Disappointing crime/comedy. Maybe not too surprising considering it's a Tim Allen-led film, not quite the actor I'd trust to do a fun crime flick. I generally trust Barry Sonnenfeld to turn out something amusing though, even if it doesn't look too appealing on paper. Not this time, Big Trouble was the dud I feared it would be.

A little briefcase is causing a bunch of trouble for the people who get into contact with it. Most of them are unrelated bystanders who only got involved because they were in the wrong place at the wrong time, but isn't that always the case with crime comedies? At least the one with a somewhat darker streak.

Performances are somewhat unfitting, Sonnenfeld's direction is a bit too chirpy and the comedy simply isn't funny enough. There is definitely potential here, in fact it's one of the easiest genres of film to pull off I think, but even then Big Trouble feels way too safe and predictable to be truly entertaining.