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Jack the Giant Slayer: An IMAX 3D Experience Synopsis
A young farmhand unwittingly opens a doorway 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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IMAX is best

By rleu
The 3D IMAX experience was amazing for this movie. Was suspenseful and exciting. Careful if you bring younger kids they will get scared. I brought my 9 and 14 year old and they did fine. My son (9)...

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...

Jack & The Bean Stock

By bullnosedjap
Enternaining for the kids, Tuchi and Mcshane were there do get a paycheck. On a 1-10 scale, I would give it a 4. Good stuff for the family, alttle too simple for adults....

Big Movie

By swampfox73
I hadn't been to a 3d movie in years so I figured why not try it and go. I was very pleased. The movie was fun and fast moving. It's not the Jack and the Beanstalk for kids, unless you want them to...

Great movie

By thawkins17
Loved it .. my son is a huge Jack and the Beanstalk fan and this movie hit on all levels. Even the adults can watch and have a really good time. Loved it ... must see if you have little boys and...

Giant Slayer

By Icansayithere
It was "okay" - I expected a little more 3-D action from the impression I got from the trailers. For my first IMAX experience, I wish I hadn't spent the extra money. The story line was good, a little...

Too Fantastical

By ashtonite
Its entertaining.... let's just say that :-) 3 STARS... it's just too much CGI . Storyline is so-so. It will never be an epic classic... but it is worth seeing for the entertainment value....

Definitely see in IMAX

By kjoyce67
Great movie and great story! The giants are a bit gross but that's what makes it so cool. Our kids are 10 and 6 and truly enjoyed the movie!...


By jvas3687
One of the best PG13 movies I've seen. Best part of it all was that it wasn't boring or too kiddie. Me and my boyfriend enjoyed it.!! must watch!...

Good movie

By snolan333
My girlfriend and I enjoyed this movie. We saw it at IMAX in Neshaminy and some of the things looked like we could touch them. We both had a good time....

More Info

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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