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Les géants (The Giants) Reviews

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Andrew L. Urban
Urban Cinefile
October 28, 2012
It is for discerning movie palates, prepared to go with the flow of the leisurely pace that contrasts with the intensity
Louise Keller
Urban Cinefile
October 28, 2012
The tranquil beauty of rural Belgium and three outstanding juvenile performances are the highlights of this moody and haunting film that offers an unsettling glimpse of the pain of adolescence
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
July 25, 2012
A tremendously-promising French-language Belgian film about growing up the hard way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
July 15, 2012
If you watch The Giants with no strong sense of urgency it's quite a beguiling portrait of resilient kidulthood.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)
July 13, 2012
[A] Belgian coming-of-age drama that's just as hazily open-ended as childhood summers tend to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Xan Brooks
July 12, 2012
Even the tale's sagging, aimless middle section feels oddly of a piece.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nigel Andrews
Financial Times
July 12, 2012
The Giants, a lovely, sportive, bucolic film, turns Belgium into an annexe of Huck Finn country.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Paul Fairclough
Little White Lies
July 12, 2012
Wistful, beautiful-looking but as transient as that land of lost content.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
July 11, 2012
Superbly directed and beautifully shot, this is an emotionally engaging and powerfully evocative coming-of-age story with a trio of terrific performances from its three young stars.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Cath Clarke
Time Out
July 10, 2012
Bouli Lanners paints his story a little hazily, perhaps, but his gorgeously unselfconscious actors are faultless.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Patrick Peters
Empire Magazine
July 8, 2012
It suffers from an implausible and contrived plot, but the charming performances from the teenage leads greatly improve this film.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tom Dawson
Total Film
July 3, 2012
Lanners makes effective use of a string of fairytale settings (woods, rivers, spooky houses) in this atmospheric coming-of-age yarn.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
James Mottram
The List
June 12, 2012
While it certainly meanders at times, even lacking dramatic punch, The Giants still stands tall when it needs to.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Simon Foster
March 1, 2012
It ranks among the genre's best, alongside Stand by Me (1986), Grave of the Fireflies (1988) and Lord of the Flies (1963).
Kent Turner
February 22, 2012
Breezy and ominous, the film will sneak up on you. Look for a cameo from 1970s international It girl-turned-director Marthe Keller.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nick Roddick
London Evening Standard
October 13, 2011
If you want a refreshing coming-of-age comedy without any global pretensions set in the backwoods of Europe, you couldn't do better...
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