Gigantic (2002)



Critic Consensus: A clever, absorbing documentary about They Might Be Giants, a musical duo whose brainy, idiosyncratic brand of pop has earned them decades of cult success.

Movie Info

John Flansburgh and John Linnell are a pair of musicians who met when they were fellow junior-high misfits in the town of Lincoln, MA. Sharing a fondness for off-center pop music and absurdist humor, the pair decided to form a band, and later moved to Brooklyn, NY, in search of their big break. Adopting a rather unusual two-man lineup (guitar and accordion accompanied by a drum machine), the duo began performing as They Might Be Giants, and their shows were part concert, part performance art, … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts , Documentary
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On DVD: Nov 18, 2003
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Critic Reviews for Gigantic

All Critics (50) | Top Critics (22)

Prepare yourself for nights wandering around the house singing unshakable tunes.

Full Review… | October 3, 2003
Globe and Mail
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The flabby, fawning film Gigantic comes across as 102 minutes of rib-nudging by one of the duo's annoyingly self-satisfied connoisseurs.

Full Review… | September 12, 2003
Denver Post
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Predictably, Flansburgh and Linnell are the saving grace of the movie, both in their interview segments (refreshingly witty, although the editing could have been tighter) and particularly in the live footage.

September 12, 2003
Denver Rocky Mountain News
Top Critic

Tries to be as irreverent and bouncy as a song by its subject, and succeeds for the most part.

August 15, 2003
Seattle Times
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A modest amusement.

Full Review… | August 8, 2003
San Francisco Chronicle
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As tooting-your -own-horn documentaries about innovative alt-rockers who've been around for 20 years go, Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns goes very well indeed.

Full Review… | August 7, 2003
Philadelphia Inquirer
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