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: March 1, 2013
DVD 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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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

Movie-goers in search of something to keep parents and children alike entertained will be pleasantly surprised by Jack the Giant Slayer.

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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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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Good-looking, simple fun.

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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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J. Olson

There's no cleverness, no depth, and the way the action is written is passť at best (think "Lord Of The Rings" lite).

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Phil Hubbs
'Fe-fi-fo-fum! I smell the blood of an Englishman' Yet another famous children's fairytale gets the big screen treatment but can you make a… 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
Jens S.
Really entertaining and charming fairy tale adventure that only suffers from the massive use of CGI. Especially the giants would have worked much better as real… 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
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