Les géants (The Giants)
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

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"Bouli Lanners paints his story a little hazily, perhaps, but his gorgeously unselfconscious actors are faultless."
‑ Cath Clarke, Time Out
"A tremendously-promising French-language Belgian film about growing up the hard way."
‑ Graham Young, Birmingham Post
"Even the tale's sagging, aimless middle section feels oddly of a piece."
‑ Xan Brooks, Guardian
"Superbly directed and beautifully shot, this is an emotionally engaging and powerfully evocative coming-of-age story with a trio of terrific performances from its three young stars."
‑ Matthew Turner, ViewLondon
"While it certainly meanders at times, even lacking dramatic punch, The Giants still stands tall when it needs to."
‑ James Mottram, The List
"It is for discerning movie palates, prepared to go with the flow of the leisurely pace that contrasts with the intensity"
‑ Andrew L. Urban, Urban Cinefile
"If you watch The Giants with no strong sense of urgency it's quite a beguiling portrait of resilient kidulthood."
‑ Siobhan Synnot, Scotsman
"The Giants, a lovely, sportive, bucolic film, turns Belgium into an annexe of Huck Finn country."
‑ Nigel Andrews, Financial Times
"It suffers from an implausible and contrived plot, but the charming performances from the teenage leads greatly improve this film."
‑ Patrick Peters, Empire Magazine
"It ranks among the genre's best, alongside Stand by Me (1986), Grave of the Fireflies (1988) and Lord of the Flies (1963)."
‑ Simon Foster, sbs.com.au
"The tranquil beauty of rural Belgium and three outstanding juvenile performances are the highlights of this moody and haunting film that offers an unsettling glimpse of the pain of adolescence"
‑ Louise Keller, Urban Cinefile
"[A] Belgian coming-of-age drama that's just as hazily open-ended as childhood summers tend to be."
‑ Robbie Collin, Daily Telegraph
"Wistful, beautiful-looking but as transient as that land of lost content."
‑ Paul Fairclough, Little White Lies
"Lanners makes effective use of a string of fairytale settings (woods, rivers, spooky houses) in this atmospheric coming-of-age yarn."
‑ Tom Dawson, Total Film
"Breezy and ominous, the film will sneak up on you. Look for a cameo from 1970s international It girl-turned-director Marthe Keller."
‑ Kent Turner, Film-Forward.com
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