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Jack the Giant Slayer 3D Synopsis
A young farmhand unwittingly opens a portal between his land and a world of fearsome giants.

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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
A giant chef character is an icky bit of inspiration (complete with booger humor to soothe any shell-shocked young’uns in the audience), and...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Todd McCarthy
There's little facetious comedy a la the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. It's all traditional stuff, done well but without an original...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Peter Jackson devotees may not like to hear this, but Jack the Giant Slayer is far more accomplished, visually speaking, than The Hobbit:...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Vivid visuals are the key to this handsome and moderately entertaining adventure. And the tone is more fairy-tale appropriate than...
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By Ian Buckwalter
The film's main problem — apart from its predictability and the sometimes unconvincing and cartoonish CGI for the army of giants — is that...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
This is how a fairy-tale movie gives us our money's worth today. Even if once upon a time, it was called overkill.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Jack's problem is that he's a commoner, but the movie's problem is that its script is commoner still, an enchantment-free pretext for...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's a bloodless, gutless piece of PG-13 fodder, geared to go down easy. That it does. It practically evaporates while you're watching it,...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
A director as talented as Singer (“The Usual Suspects,” “X-Men”) should be working to raise popcorn movies to a higher level. Instead, this...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
By the end, I was adding my own internal "Deadwood"-style profanities to McShane's clean dialogue. "For the sake of the (God-@#$%) kingdom,...
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An Adventure!

By MedRed
Ever since I saw the original trailer for this movie, I was concerned that the story of Jack and the Beanstalk was far too simple to turn into a full length movie. At the same time, I was...

As Adventurous as Expected

By chanomatik
Overall, it's a fun movie to watch. The director, Bryan Singer, knows how to get your attention, but he also knows how to make a simple idea a two-hour long event. Some fat could've been trimmed to...

Jack The Giant Slayer

By ttcjoytj
The special sffects were great. The story line so so.The actors did a good job for thier parts.I probably would not go to see the movie again....

Jack & The Giant Slayer

By Ibenjamin1
Jack & The Giant Slayer started out to be okay in the beginning. I lost a little bit of interest in it. I appreciated the action parts in the middle of the sequences though. The beginning film's CGI...

It was fun...

By hyde486
If there were something between So-So and Go I may have gone that direction. It was good, not great. Well crafted, good performances, clever at times but it never flew. I would have preferred to...

Great Family movie

By smiller1203
I thought the movie was good! The family truly enjoyed and I will add this to my children's collection when it comes to DVD/Blu Ray! Not too childish not too adult... Perfect family movie....

Fun and entertaining

By mtingle
Lose yourself in a great classic story time adventure. Very entertaining and the 3D effects were impressive. A couple of implied graphic scenes but no blood or guts or any bad language. Lots of good...

Worst movie I have ever seen

By natasset666
Most of the time i don't write reviews but this is one i think i will I went to see this movie in one of savannahs big d 3d theaters and that's was great but when i sat for a hour and a half just to...


By mrsj1534
It was okay. Was expecting more. When you venture into making classic childhood stories fable etc into a movie, i set the bar even higher than I would a typical movie. I felt that it started off slow...

Great effects boring story line

By Sleepless in Southern MD
The special effects were great! I liked the movie just for that fact. My daughter and her teenage friends were not that impressed. She wanted to see that movie because of the cute guy... I really...

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Rated PG-13 | For Intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 11+ Fantasy violence eased by humor in tween-friendly adventure.
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