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Jack the Giant Slayer 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...

Jack the Giant Slayer

By stevendbeard
This movie is based on the fairy tale [Jack and the Beanstalk] but it comes with some twists . It's directed by Bryan Singer [The X-Men movies , Superman Returns] . Nicholas plays Jack , who obtains...

Well done and well told adventure; fine for the whole family.

By johnwdoom
Have no problem recommending this movie. The story was well told and the acting was good. Giants were believeable and the story kept you on the edge of your seat; especially, when you thought it...


By bobbyjr58
Very good movie to see in 3D, Gaints were great and evry thing else to with it,better than the book way back then when I was a kid...

Jack the Giant Slayer

By JKetler
I thought that it was fun with some unexpected action. I shut my eyes for the Giant gross stuff.. mainly the kitchen giant. I just didn't want those images in my mind. I really like the leads in this...

Great Movie!

By nmf626
This movie is a must see, with or without children. Well done! We did not see it in 3D. It was great to watch without the 3D effects. It would be neat to watch in 3D....

Jack the Giant Slayer

By grahamdj
Best movie I have seen in a long time. It was action packed and fun to watch. Kept me on the edge of my seat!! A wonderful feeling to know that movies are still being made where the good guys...

Not a waste of money

By officelinebacker
The whole story flowed well. I don't think it would have been any better in 3D. IT was well cast and had a good mixture of comedy and action. There weren't to many scenes I would cut out of it. I...

Better Than Expected...Very Entertaining.

By Alon Patterson
There seem to be quite a few of the old fairy tales being told in real-life action films these days and not all are as well made or entertaining as this one. In fact, a few recently have been big...


By Movie_Buff_86
This movie is not just for children, it is for all ages! I had a great time watching this in IMAX: 3D and it is worth the money and your time. Everyone has read the book, and now it comes to real...

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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 Fantasy violence eased by humor in tween-friendly adventure.
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