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Giant Reviews

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March 21, 2018
Giant, in spite of its length, seldom seems long -- its story is too eventful, its effects too picturesque, and its director too skilful for that even over so long an expanse of time. It may not be a great film but it is certainly an awesome one.
September 28, 2016
Sweeping saga of American prosperity that reveals its racist underbelly; glorious star vehicle that upends rigid gender roles; modern western that questions the validity of frontier land ownership.
April 14, 2014
The combination of director George Stevens and source novelist Edna Ferber, both given to expressions of overblown high seriousness, yields a long, slow, achingly self-important movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
November 6, 2013
This ambitious adaptation of the Edna Ferber novel is often touched by greatness, yet it's ultimately too scattershot to satisfactorily maintain its bloated 200-minute running time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 13, 2007
Like the title says.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 13, 2007
An excellent film which registers strongly on all levels, whether it's in its breathtaking panoramic shots of the dusty Texas plains; the personal, dramatic impact of the story itself, or the resounding message it has to impart.
November 13, 2007
Its deeper themes and superb performances from Taylor, Hudson and Dean make it a classic Hollywood epic.
November 13, 2007
Much of it is awful, but it's almost impossible not to be taken in by the narrative sprawl.
May 11, 2007
Dean's last performance is poetry in motion.
| Original Score: 5/5
June 24, 2006
Stevens' sprawling epic of Texan life, taken from Edna Ferber's novel, strives so hard for Serious Statements that it ends up as a long yawn.
December 13, 2005
Some critics consider Giant to too bloated and sprawling, but by its era's standards, it exposed idelogical cracks in the American Dream, the myth of melting pot, women's allotted place in society.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
May 23, 2005
For a reason I cannot fathom, Giant still has a reputation as a fine film, and it will no doubt go on boring audiences forever and a day.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 24, 2004
An uneven, but satisfying variation on the traditional western.
Read More | Original Score: 81/100
May 27, 2004
Old-fashioned life-of-a-family pic that's like nothing you'll see today -- and I mean that in the best way possible.
Read More | Original Score: 5/5
February 12, 2004
Overrated, overlong, and marred by some of the worst old age make-up ever seen.
| Original Score: 3/5
September 29, 2003
A decent sprawling family epic. Surprised somebody hasn't remade it for television.
| Original Score: 3/5
August 22, 2003
Essential viewing
| Original Score: 5/5
June 27, 2003
remains an entertaining film for many of its small moments
Full Review | Original Score: B-
June 14, 2003
A real movie is big, grand, magnificent and regales you with all the power that movies can wield upon a viewer's imagination and spirit. George Stevens' 1956 production, Giant, is a real movie.
June 7, 2003
Offers a lively portrait of a marriage that weathers all storms and evolves over time into something more than it was at the outset.
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