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Jack the Giant Slayer Reviews

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon
July 14, 2016
Movie-goers in search of something to keep parents and children alike entertained will be pleasantly surprised by Jack the Giant Slayer.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
June 7, 2016
Good-looking, simple fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
J. Olson
April 14, 2016
There's no cleverness, no depth, and the way the action is written is passť at best (think "Lord Of The Rings" lite).
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Sean Burns
Philadelphia Weekly
April 28, 2015
Almost fascinating in that, as far as I can tell, it is a film with no target audience.
Russell Hainline
Movie Mezzanine
February 6, 2014
Underwhelming, as you might expect, but it's quite possibly the best Jack and the Beanstalk film you could imagine the studio system producing. Whatever that means.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Wesley Morris
January 3, 2014
Forget that Giant Slayer feels photocopied and is entirely unnecessary. It's just not exciting.
James Luxford
The National (UAE)
October 18, 2013
Despite its many flaws, Jack the Giant Slayer is not a bad film, but rather a disappointing one
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 23, 2013
When you make a movie this awful, with no hint of useful self-awareness, you're not proving a point--you're giving up.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
Eric D. Snider
July 13, 2013
When it really gets going, and especially in the last 30 minutes, it's passable as matinee fodder.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Will Leitch
June 23, 2013
If this is the new baseline for kid's fantasy films, and not freaking Wrath of the Titans, we're in very good shape.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jeremy Lebens
We Got This Covered
June 18, 2013
Jack the Giant Slayer is a quick and simple action adventure that comes loaded with plenty of laughs and CGI spectacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
June 18, 2013
If anything "Jack the Giant Slayer" proves it's about time we begin inventing new fairytales.
Phil Villarreal
June 18, 2013
Director Bryan Singer, who made The Usual Suspects and earlier X-Men movies, does a bit of good-hearted slumming with this CGI-heavy fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 18, 2013
Although a fairy tale, the movie is presented as a big-budget, special-effects blockbuster that plays as much like Clash of the Titans as a Disney cartoon. That places a lot of limitations on audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sam Bathe
Fan The Fire
June 12, 2013
Jack The Giant Slayer is an entertaining family adventure, with moments of tension and humour in equal measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Bill Gibron
Film Racket
June 9, 2013
dull and perfunctory
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
April 25, 2013
Apparently spent most of its 'giant' $195 million budget on lavish, impressive special effects and nary a tinker's nickel on the ho-hum script.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Simon Weaving
April 23, 2013
The cast seem stilted, even a bit surprised, to find themselves in the fictitious land of Cloister, dressed in panto regalia with dreadful hair-dos, no doubt under orders to deliver their lines with a touch of deliberate theatricality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 12, 2013
Thanks to the marvel of digital visual effects and the clear influence of Peter Jackson's Lord of the Rings, [director Bryan] Singer does a terrific job showing us just how realistic a battle set in a fantasy world can look.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Todd Jorgenson
March 29, 2013
... a clever yet gentle twist on a familiar story, and one that multiple generations can share.
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