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Les géants (The Giants) Reviews

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile

It is for discerning movie palates, prepared to go with the flow of the leisurely pace that contrasts with the intensity

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 28, 2012
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile

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

Full Review Source: Urban Cinefile

October 28, 2012
Graham Young
Birmingham Post

A tremendously-promising French-language Belgian film about growing up the hard way.

Full Review Source: Birmingham Post | Original Score: 3/5

July 25, 2012
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman

If you watch The Giants with no strong sense of urgency it's quite a beguiling portrait of resilient kidulthood.

Full Review Source: Scotsman | Original Score: 4/5

July 15, 2012
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

[A] Belgian coming-of-age drama that's just as hazily open-ended as childhood summers tend to be.

Full Review Source: Daily Telegraph | Original Score: 3/5

July 13, 2012
Xan Brooks
Guardian

Even the tale's sagging, aimless middle section feels oddly of a piece.

Full Review Source: Guardian | Original Score: 3/5

July 12, 2012
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times

The Giants, a lovely, sportive, bucolic film, turns Belgium into an annexe of Huck Finn country.

Full Review Source: Financial Times | Original Score: 4/5

July 12, 2012
Paul Fairclough
Little White Lies

Wistful, beautiful-looking but as transient as that land of lost content.

Full Review Source: Little White Lies | Original Score: 3/5

July 12, 2012
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon

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.

Full Review Source: ViewLondon | Original Score: 4/5

July 11, 2012
Cath Clarke
Time Out
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Bouli Lanners paints his story a little hazily, perhaps, but his gorgeously unselfconscious actors are faultless.

Full Review Source: Time Out | Original Score: 3/5

July 10, 2012
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine

It suffers from an implausible and contrived plot, but the charming performances from the teenage leads greatly improve this film.

Full Review Source: Empire Magazine | Original Score: 3/5

July 8, 2012
Tom Dawson
Total Film

Lanners makes effective use of a string of fairytale settings (woods, rivers, spooky houses) in this atmospheric coming-of-age yarn.

Full Review Source: Total Film | Original Score: 3/5

July 3, 2012
James Mottram
The List

While it certainly meanders at times, even lacking dramatic punch, The Giants still stands tall when it needs to.

Full Review Source: The List | Original Score: 3/5

June 12, 2012
Simon Foster
sbs.com.au

It ranks among the genre's best, alongside Stand by Me (1986), Grave of the Fireflies (1988) and Lord of the Flies (1963).

Full Review Source: sbs.com.au

March 1, 2012
Kent Turner
Film-Forward.com

Breezy and ominous, the film will sneak up on you. Look for a cameo from 1970s international It girl-turned-director Marthe Keller.

Full Review Source: Film-Forward.com | Original Score: 3/4

February 22, 2012
Nick Roddick
This is London

If you want a refreshing coming-of-age comedy without any global pretensions set in the backwoods of Europe, you couldn't do better...

Full Review Source: This is London

October 13, 2011
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