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'Big Game' runs amok with outsized acting and eccentric cliffhangers

'Big Game' runs amok with outsized acting and eccentric cliffhangers

Renny Harlin lives! He didn't direct "Big Game" (and no, he's not dead), but the operatic nuttiness of Harlin's "Cliffhanger"-era action films is all over fellow Finn Jalmari Helander's B-movie throwback, a preposterous tale partnering an American president (Samuel L. Jackson), stranded in Finland's mountainous wilds after Air Force One is shot down, with a 13-year-old boy hunter (Onni Tommila) on a rite-of-passage mission in the same rugged terrain. With terrorist kidnappers on their trail and a Pentagon war room confab (Ted Levine, Victor Garber, Felicity Huffman and Jim Broadbent) desperate to find the Prez, "Big Game" is old-school...

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