Jack the Giant Slayer
Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"Jack the Giant Slayer" tells the story of an ancient war that is reignited when a young farmhand unwittingly opens a gateway between our world and a fearsome race of giants. Unleashed on the Earth for the first time in centuries,… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: June 18, 2013
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: It's enthusiastically acted and reasonably fun, but Jack the Giant Slayer is also overwhelmed by digital effects and a bland, impersonal story.

Wesley Morris
Grantland

Forget that Giant Slayer feels photocopied and is entirely unnecessary. It's just not exciting.

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Cary Darling
Fort Worth Star-Telegram/DFW.com

Unlike Peter Jackson with the overstuffed The Hobbit,[director Bryan]Singer shies away from the epic and settles for entertaining. Sometimes that's more than enough.

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Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine

Underwhelming, as you might expect, but it's quite possibly the best Jack and the Beanstalk film you could imagine the studio system producing. Whatever that means.

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Nigel Floyd
Time Out

A mash-up of old-school heroism, pantomime villainy, starstruck lovers and post-'Shrek' archness, it's more exhausting than exhilarating.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Not awful, not wonderful, Jack the Giant Slayer is a midrange fairy tale epic that's a lot more ho-hum than fee-fi-fo-fum.

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James Luxford
The National

Despite its many flaws, Jack the Giant Slayer is not a bad film, but rather a disappointing one

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

It's fast, rousing, and blessedly brief - under two hours instead of, say, nine in three bladder-straining installments.

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Tom Charity
CNN.com

Jack the Giant Slayer is slight, but consistently amusing.

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Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central

When you make a movie this awful, with no hint of useful self-awareness, you're not proving a point--you're giving up.

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Thomas Johnston
It is what one would expect.
Albert Kim
"Fe-fi-fo-fum" Ahh yes, time for Hollywood to once again churn out yet another rendition to an old fairy-tale and give it that desperately needed… More
Manu Gino
Prepare for a giant adventure. Good Fun Movie! "Jack The Giant Slayer" will reasonably divide critics and audiences, but if I had kids, I would have… More
Anthony Lawrie
Jack the Giant Slayer is pretty hit and miss. The retelling of the story is welcome although that and the eclectic casting kind of threw me a bit at first.… More
Cynthia S.
Maybe not for everyone, but I enjoyed this. I found this a rather entertaining new take on an old fable, complete with some humor and monstrous bad guys who… More
Drake Tsui
If anything, JtGS is somewhat of a baseline for family friendly, modern action-adventure-fairytales. It's well acted, reasonably fun and although the… More