General Information

Glossary: L
Released Year: 1996
Runtime: 93 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Family
Directors: Howard Franklin
Casts: Keith David, Bill Murray, Harve Presnell, Jeremy Piven, Janeane Garofalo, Linda Fiorentino, Matthew McConaughey, Tracey Walter, Pat Hingle, Tai the Elephant
IMDB: Larger Than Life (1996)

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IMDB Rating: 5.6


Austin Chronicle - Unnamed
With the warmth of Elliott Davis' cinematography and The Band and the Staple Singers on the score, Larger Than Life has much that's appealing for an older, old-fashioned crowd.
ReelViews - James Berardinelli
Isn't loaded with promise, but at least the producers had the good sense to hire Bill Murray. Jack is the kind of irritable, self- absorbed guy that Murray can play perfectly, and the comedian's presence in Larger than Life lifts it to a considerably higher level than it might have otherwise attained.
San Francisco Chronicle - Edward Guthmann
Larger Than Life isn't as bad as it sounds, mostly because Murray is so likable and fundamentally incapable of not being funny.
Chicago Reader - Jonathan Rosenbaum
Not terribly funny, but the intimations of an older, saltier America in the picaresque plot make this watchable.
Time Out - Unnamed
Disgracing itself only with McConaughey's over-extended bit as a psychotic trucker, the film delivers more or less comfortably on what you'd expect, then sits down for a rest.

Larger Than Life (1996)

Motivational Speaker Jack Corcoran is determined to get his career off the ground, but the biggest gigs he can get are the ones nobody wants. Then one day, he receives a telegram that his circus clown father has passed away, and has left a "huge" inheritance. When he gets there, he finds that his inheritance has come in the form of an elephant that was his father's pride and joy in circus acts. His main intention is to sell the pachyderm off. Jack must choose between loud and rude zookeeper Mo or attractive animal show owner Terry. As the two treks through the country Jack and the elephant develop a bond, and it changes his approach on life for the better.