I Kill Giants Reviews

January 13, 2020
It's not an easy film to view; I do think viewers may be lost if they haven't read the book series. Fans of the series will probably enjoy the film, yet most who have not read the books will be in the dark.
January 19, 2019
I Kill Giants is well-acted and -directed but ultimately too short on the imagination to make it distinctive
November 1, 2018
I Kill Giants remains a bit of an elegant non-starter.
June 4, 2018
Wolfe successfully conveys the high-stakes intensity of Barbara's experience. But while the character is credibly immersed in the dark, strange, paranoid, animistic world she has created for herself, the filmmakers never really get inside her head.
April 30, 2018
Though grounded by a strong presence in the young Madison Wolfe, it is often too dreary to be truly engaging, and too underrealized to be an immersive escape into a fantastical world.
April 9, 2018
Well, I Kill Giants is very, very like [A Monster Calls], only with more monsters, a Danish director and with Zoe Saldana and Imogen Poots both taking on parts they might have imagined they had moved beyond.
April 6, 2018
Ambitious, but mistimed.
April 6, 2018
There should be a separate genre heading for this film: time-wasting droopy fantasy.
March 23, 2018
This coming-of-age drama could use a lighter touch while targeting its mix of fantasy and reality at teenagers.
March 23, 2018
Watching I Kill Giants teeter from one axis to the other is as frustrating as it is disappointing.
March 23, 2018
There's still something about I Kill Giants that feels projected, a work more informed by empathy than experience.
March 23, 2018
[T]he movie is playing a game of sorts with pain and grief. It's tricky territory that the movie almost navigates successfully.
March 22, 2018
By the time Barbara's problems are revealed to be far more mundane than fantastical, the movie has lost all its magic.
March 21, 2018
There's not enough to the story to keep the effort engrossing, finding the tale overflowing with sincerity, but lacking content, often scrambling to fill a feature-length run time.