• Released
  • March 1, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 53 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
  • 927 Fan Ratings
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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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70

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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63

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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63

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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60

NPR

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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58

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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50

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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50

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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40

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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25

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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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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