The BFG (2016)

This film tells the tale of a young girl, the Queen of England and a benevolent giant known as the BFG, who set out on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have been invading the human world.

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 1, 2016
DVD Release Date: November 29, 2016
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: The BFG minimizes the darker elements of Roald Dahl's classic in favor of a resolutely good-natured, visually stunning, and largely successful family-friendly adventure.

Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Rylance gives a rueful rendition of the friendly giant.

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Adam Graham
Detroit News

As a character, the BFG is a wondrous creation, and Rylance does a magnificent job bringing him to life.

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James Plath
Family Home Theater

The kind of film you appreciate for its technical wizardry but maybe don't like as much as you think you should....

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James Berardinelli

In recent years, Spielberg has become a hit-and-miss filmmaker and this is closer to a "miss" than a "hit."

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Matt Zoller Seitz

"The BFG" remembers what it's like to see with the eyes of a child.

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Renuka Vyavahare
The Times of India

This heartwarming tale of friendship stays true to Spielberg's standard of excellence and vivid imagination. He manages to recreate the E.T magic, thanks to a similar moving storyline and an endearing background score.

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David Sims
The Atlantic

Rylance has again brought something transformational to a Spielberg film. He gives the kind of performance you can't look away from, even with all the big-budget delights.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

In Spielberg's grasp - mixing live-action and green screen, CG and motion-capture effects - the 1982 children's story becomes a large-scale tableau of impossibly wonderful images ...

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Courtney Howard
Fresh Fiction

Enthralling and enchanting, the sweetly sentimental story is as much a tale about a special friendship as it is a meta comment on the transportive power of filmmaking.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Film Crazy
It's a cute family fun drama but doesn't have the charm as the classic children's book!
Mark Walker
With the exception of The Adventures of Tintin in 2011, Steven Spielberg has been getting all serious on us over the last five years. He's predominantly… More
Phil Hubbs
Now to a British person around my age (30 +), Roald Dahl will mean a great deal. Back in the UK during the 80's Roald Dahl was huge, probably the most well… More
Mark Hobin
Roald Dahl is the same author of classics like James and the Giant Peach, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and The Witches. An undercurrent of evil is usually… More
Carlos Magalh„es
The visual effects using performance capture are great, but there is no magic, beauty or even genuine emotion in this lifeless, poorly-structured and tedious… More
KJ Proulx
Steven Spielberg has always been a staple for Hollywood magic on screen. With films like E.T. The Extra Terrestrial or Jurassic Park, awe surrounds the films he… More