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

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

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
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
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
Al S
A full-on joy-ride that you wont be able to resist. A fascinating, eye-popping, mind-blowing and outstanding roller-coaster ride from start to finish. An… More