Jack the Giant Slayer Reviews

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January 3, 2014
Forget that Giant Slayer feels photocopied and is entirely unnecessary. It's just not exciting.
March 19, 2013
A mash-up of old-school heroism, pantomime villainy, starstruck lovers and post-'Shrek' archness, it's more exhausting than exhilarating.
March 4, 2013
It's fast, rousing, and blessedly brief - under two hours instead of, say, nine in three bladder-straining installments.
March 1, 2013
Unlike Peter Jackson with the overstuffed The Hobbit,[director Bryan]Singer shies away from the epic and settles for entertaining. Sometimes that's more than enough.
March 1, 2013
Not awful, not wonderful, Jack the Giant Slayer is a midrange fairy tale epic that's a lot more ho-hum than fee-fi-fo-fum.
March 1, 2013
Jack the Giant Slayer is slight, but consistently amusing.
June 8, 2019
There's nothing ground-breaking here by any means, but Singer has beefed up a classic tale into an entertaining family adventure.
April 10, 2019
Jack the Giant Slayer is a clever spin on a familiar fairy tale, full of carnage and mayhem with a pinch of self-awareness. It never takes itself too seriously but is all the more fun for it.
March 1, 2019
Jack the Giant Slayer rolls along at a reasonable pace, though it has a couple of slow spots and false endings. It adds up to an entertainment that is simply okay, but not the epic fantasy that appears to be what was intended.
January 14, 2019
Jack the Giant Slayer managed to succeed on a number of fronts where these fairy tale rewrites have been failing.
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