Big Bully

1 h 30 min1996X-RayPG
A writer returns to his hometown where he faces the childhood nemesis whose life he ultimately ruined, only the bully wants to relive their painful past by torturing him once again.
Steve Miner
Rick MoranisTom ArnoldJulianne Phillips
English [CC]
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Carol KaneJeffrey Tambor
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James C SmithReviewed in the United States on May 8, 2021
4.0 out of 5 stars
Tom Arnold is Great
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I wasn't even aware this movie existed until a few weeks ago, but I'm glad I found it. Moranis as a straight man was also a new one on me, but he pulled it off pretty well.

The real treat here was Tom Arnold and his patented brand of humor. He takes a fairly predictable script, and really makes his character funny. In fact, in my opinion, he steals the show.

So while this isn't the greatest comedy from the mid '90s (that distinction goes to "What About Bob?"), Tom Arnold easily makes this one very worthwhile.

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Cris KamuraiReviewed in the United States on February 7, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
"Adorational Abuse"
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Good watch, could watch again, and can recommend.

I love getting in the "way back machine" and seeing Rick Moranis movies, and I'm not a big fan of Tom Arnold, but he nails this big dumb bully role.

There is a lot of establishing information, and they work really hard to express a parallel in parents vs children and projecting a "break the cycle" morale on the story, but most of the movie is just Tom being a jerk to Rick. It's almost a Tom and Jerry movie.

I honestly spent a lot of the movie trying understand why Tom wasn't under arrest.

It's not the best movie, but it's reliably good.

If you're feeling an urge for a late 90's movie and this looks interesting, give it a shot.
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Tyler M.Reviewed in the United States on March 21, 2022
1.0 out of 5 stars
A Comedy? No.
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It's a comedy movie without any comedic substance or any substance at all. It fails to deliver anything funny or even a relevant message on bullying in general. A fully grown man violently harasses and stalks another fully grown man and by the end we are expected to look at BOTH of the men as aggressors? Someone literally tries to light you on fire and the words "We made up, can't you guys" are supposed to make everything alright? It's just more sad than funny and so unrealistic it's insulting.
The Green BallReviewed in the United States on April 3, 2021
1.0 out of 5 stars
Big Bully is the lowest point in Rick Moranis' career.
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Big Bully is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Mistaking cruelty for comedy, this film is packed with thoroughly unlikeable characters that the audience would root against if the viewer cared about anything happening on the screen for a single, solitary second. This film a waste of bandwidth, and a waste of time. Trust me, you CAN find something better to do with your time, than watch this film, even if that something is literally watching paint dry on a wall.
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Iron SabianReviewed in the United States on October 9, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
“Digital Code” BEWARE
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I remember these two films as a kid and was thrilled to see this duo releases as a bundle, however, if you’re buying the movie bundle with the intent on redeeming the code in the typical vendors such as VuDu, Movies Anywhere or iTunes, understand this isn’t the purchase for you. The code is redeemed for MovieSpree consumers. Luckily, I have a MovieSpree account, which is free if you use, just giving some insight. However, if you’re still using this for the physical copy, then you won’t have any trouble regardless :)
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Mrs.HurstReviewed in the United States on April 11, 2021
3.0 out of 5 stars
Unsecured, dirty Dvd sent by usps
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It took me a long time to remember this movie from when I was a kid. I was so excited when I found it and was thrilled with the price.
While I appreciate the original case, the middle was broken with no indication of it happening because of usps. There were no remnants of the broken pieces inside the case, which leads me to believe that it was sent knowing that it would be shuffled around. The front of the dvd is smudged and the back has scratches.
Here's to hoping it still works.
WhatMeThinksReviewed in the United States on February 16, 2022
2.0 out of 5 stars
Big Bag of Bull y.
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I was watching this movie and remembering being bullied at school. I kept watching in hopes that it would be one of those sleeper movies. To see Two Grown Men acting like they were Ten again was all that I could take. Now I am going to medicate and try to Forget This Movie!
I gave this movie two stars because of Julianne Phillips.
Andrew LynchReviewed in the United States on June 30, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
a gem from the 90s
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Being born in 1990 I remember alot of really cool films from that time,and this is a gem. I'll say this may contain SPOILERS:But for parents some humor well understand,like drug references,which are hilarious cuz Tom Arnold is in it.great cast with Don Knotts as the principal of the school that Rick Moranis goes to.well he used too,when he was a kid & young Tom Arnold was his bully.years later Miranis,a writer & somewhat of a local hometown hero ,ironically his son bullies Tom Arnolds son. The 2 pick up their feud like it never ended and its just a funny movie.adults will dig it,people like me who reminisce about the 90s & want their kids to see funny films we grew up with.i suggest you get it & enjoy.
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