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Among Giants (1999)

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60

Average Rating: 5.9/10
Critic Reviews: 5
Fresh: 3 | Rotten: 2

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Simon Beaufoy, of The Full Monty, scripted this British romantic comedy-drama. Like The Full Monty, this is also set among the working class of Sheffield, England. With his pal Steve (James Thornton) and others, Ray (Pete Postlethwaite) paints electrical pylons across the Yorkshire countryside, and that work separates him from his wife. When young Australian hitchhiker Gerry (Rachel Griffiths) wants to join the paint crew, Ray signs her up. Despite the age gap, it's not long before they're a

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Drama, Romance, Comedy

Simon Beaufoy

Oct 19, 1999

20th Century Fox

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First time director Sam Miller drenches the whole thing with excessive helicopter shots, swirling crane shots, and thundering music, ruining the whole experience.

May 26, 2006 Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid
Combustible Celluloid

There is little Griffiths or Postlethwaite can do to fill out Beaufoy's underwritten, uninvolving script.

January 12, 2004 Full Review Source: TheMovieReport.com
TheMovieReport.com

Offers a few new twists on the theme that love always changes everything and, for that reason, is both exhilarating and scary. Email This Review

March 4, 2002 Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice
Spirituality and Practice

The director transcends the pitfalls of sentimentality that beleaguer so many earnest blue-collar movies these days.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Film Journal International
Film Journal International

Among Giants' blah story of love among the high tension wires is a limp disappointment of voltages dashed.

January 1, 2000 Full Review Source: Nitrate Online
Nitrate Online

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