The Big Easy


Comedy / Crime / Drama / Romance / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 88%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 61%
IMDb Rating 6.6 10 10,676


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April 28, 2019



Dennis Quaid as Sam Houston
Ellen Barkin as Amanda Brooks
John Goodman as Detective Dehling
Ned Beatty as Josef Locke
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755.52 MB
23.976 fps
102 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by comichound-48619 1 / 10 / 10

So unintentionally funny.

I typically do not review movies but the accents in this movie are the worst. I thought I was going to put it on, half ignore it, and write a paper for school. The accents are so bad I wound up watching it out of pure schadenfreude. I was almost crying laughing at how bad it was. No one says, "Lake Pontchartrain," calls everyone "cher," or refers to the city as "the Big Easy" on an even remotely regular basis. The best (worst) party is the failure to use the actual dialect and how Quaid's accent drifts in and out. Why wouldn't they just speak normally?!? Live and Let Die succeeded thirteen years earlier with an English production company. The only reason I will ever watch this again is to share it with friends so we can all laugh at it.

Reviewed by gavin6942 9 / 10 / 10


Set in New Orleans. Remy McSwain, lieutenant in Homicide finds that he has two problems, the first of a series of gang killings and Ann Osborne, a beautiful attorney from the D.A.'s police corruption task force in his office. He begins a relationship with her as the killings continue only to have charges filed against him for accepting bribes as he stumbles on a police corruption sting. I love the police stories, the corruption angle, the idea of the mob being in New Orleans (which is true, but probably not very strongly so by the 1980s). What makes me give this such a low rating is the bizarre accents. I mean, what? No two people seem to have the same accent, and I have no idea what Quaid was trying to do. His acting is great, but the voice is atrocious. I would rather he spoke normal and we forgive him the lack of accent than be presented the voice he gives us here -- even if it might be more accurate (I really don't know).

Reviewed by NateWatchesCoolMovies 9 / 10 / 10

Rollicking funhouse of a romantic cop thriller

For a film about violence, crime and police corruption, The Big Easy sure is easy going and colorful. The characters are the liveliest bunch of rascals and it's a pleasure to spend every minute with them. Dennis Quaid plays cocky New Orleans detective Remy McSwain, a swaggering smooth talker who's gotten wealthy taking payoffs, a dude whose silky charm matches his swanky suits. He's gotten used to the easy life in the police department, with a captain who looks the other way (Ned Beatty brings a jovial, rotund presence), and colleagues (John Goodman is perfectly cast as the witty loudmouth of the bunch) who are just as happily willing to bend the rules as him. Trouble arrives in the sultry form of D.A. corruption task force specialist Anne Osborne (a swelteringly hot Ellen Barkin) who leans on Quaid as heavily as he hits on her. There's immediate and electric chemistry between them, which she adamantly fights, and he chases like a horn dog pursuing the bumper of a speeding Buick. Quaid and Barkin have the same spitfire sheen to their work, their careers dotted with performances that are flashy yet brave, pulpy yet laced with depth. Here they're having oodles of fun and carry the entire film on their crackling star power and romantic spark alone. There's also a subplot involving a rash of gang killings, as well as family matters involving Quaid's vivacious Cajun clan, including his Momma (monumentally talented Grace Zabriskie). It's a lively hodge-podge of plot elements we've seen a zillion times, but given such flippant style and good natured southern hospitality that we can't help but be won over. There's some lovely live performed Cajun music as well to add extra spice.

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