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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 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...

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....

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....

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...

Great effects boring story line

By pattyd
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...

Jack the Giant Slayer

By pam-d
I must say it wasn't what i expected and don't look forward to the sequeel ! I manged to sit thru the entire movie and only started to fall asleep two times . Great for kids w/ no fear ......

Thought is was just good.... not great

By mshrader1020
I would suggest seeing the movie in 3D. It had some nice 3D effects that were worth watching. The plot was good and it was funny at parts. Overall a good flick....


By Tattoo_Tina
the action was great. i was at the edge of my sit most of the time. good story line. it was funny. i dont think its a kids movie thou so of the scenes were scary for me and im 20 years old but def a...

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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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