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2.2
376 Ratings

Jack the Giant Slayer

Directed by Bryan Singer
United States, 2013
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy

Synopsis

An ancient war is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants.

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Jack the Giant Slayer Directed by Bryan Singer
The good news is that Jack the Giant Slayer is far better than expected, one of those children’s entertainments – like Oz the Great and Powerful – that may be a tad too scary for very young children but manages to be solid without being stodgy, and sneaks in some offbeat humour without toppling over into irony. It even semi-justifies 3D (which, as usual, adds almost nothing) in some handsome visuals and a couple of in-your-face moments, notably a near-miss with the sharp end of a plough.
March 01, 2013
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Jack the Giant Slayer takes a straightforward approach to storybook material that could be much worse and could have been done with much less integrity. The performances are solid throughout, especially those by Hoult, McGregor, and Tucci. However, with a few well-placed nods and winks thrown to the grown-ups, the movie could have had the potential to be more than cinematic babysitting material.
March 04, 2013
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It’s one of the pleasures of Jack that the film’s tone is more classical fairy tale than hipster graphic novel, replete with swashbuckling derring-do, beautiful distressed maidens, valiant knights on horseback, and characters who speak in whole sentences rather than quips and catchphrases.
February 27, 2013
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