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Jack the Giant Slayer Reviews

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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
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+
Roth Cornet
IGN Movies
February 28, 2013
Jack the Giant Slayer tries to hit all of the quadrants, but more often than not, misses the mark and hits none fully. It's entertaining enough, as mentioned, but fails to be a revelation.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.8/10
Tom Glasson
Concrete Playground
March 27, 2013
Between the magic beans or a ticket to this film... maybe take the beans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Kirk Baird
Toledo Blade
March 1, 2013
The original release date of Jack the Giant Slayer was pushed back several months, in part, to accommodate the special effects crew. As it turns out, that was the least of the film's problems.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
William Bibbiani
March 1, 2013
Finally... a movie where the problems of three little people actually amount to a hill of beans.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Chris Sawin
March 1, 2013
Chock full of paper thin characters and dated special effects, Jack the Giant Slayer is mostly just extremely predictable and seems massively unnecessary.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Blake Howard
2UE That Movie Show
March 15, 2013
Jack and the Giant Slayer is yet another passionless money grab that doesn't deserve the talent who just had the golden goose 'decorate' their resume.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
R. Kurt Osenlund
Slant Magazine
February 27, 2013
This epic waste of $190 million plunders the grab bag of overused plotlines, failing to put its own stamp on much of anything.
Full Review | Original Score: .5/4
Emma Dibdin
Digital Spy
March 21, 2013
Here's hoping X-Men: Days of Future Past can restore Singer to his former glory - it's become easy to forget that he was essentially the JJ Abrams of the noughties - because this dim-witted action fable isn't going to cut it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Becky Bartlett
The Skinny
March 21, 2013
The felling of the beanstalk is - especially in 3D - a dynamic set piece, but it is too little to elevate the film to anything more than mundanity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Siobhan Synnot
March 17, 2013
Bloodless violence and fart jokes suggests this is aimed at kids - but the swearing, and fee-fi-ho-hum plot, are not.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Dominic Corry
March 20, 2013
Slightly more watchable than the chore I anticipated.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
February 28, 2013
An utterly generic Hollywood product, easily envisioned by plugging 'Jack and the beanstalk' and 'action blockbuster' into a theoretical screenplay generator.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
March 1, 2013
Jack the Giant Slayer has no business being on the big screen, and I suspect as audiences get a whiff of the schlocky approach, it won't be there very long.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/10
Alison Gang
San Diego Union-Tribune
March 1, 2013
It's all at the right level for a PG-13 audience, though older teens, and adults not accompanying kids, might find it all to be just a little too storybook.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
March 1, 2013
A movie made solely to land a healthy weekend box office then move on to the global market for a return on its investment. As a business strategy, it makes sense. As an instance if cinema, it's a bit depressing.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Devin Faraci
February 27, 2013
This is what it looks like when no one cares about a movie. This is a movie as pure product, cinema rendered utterly soulless, with no aspirations beyond getting your money opening weekend.
Alonso Duralde
What the Flick?!
February 28, 2013
The beanstalk looks great; everything else is ugly, or fakey, or both.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
February 28, 2013
By the time the giants have descended the beanstalk and laid siege to the king's castle, and the boiling oil comes out with the flaming arrows and the flying flaming trees, it's like: Enough already.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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