The BFG Reviews

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February 13, 2020
While The BFG is perhaps a lesser Spielberg film, his lesser efforts are better than the best efforts of many others. This is a film of genuine kindness...
February 4, 2020
A vivid storytelling piece with vision and fantasy.
January 23, 2020
Thankfully, Spielberg's The BFG stays faithful to the treasured Roald Dahl young adult novel with old-fashioned storytelling...
October 22, 2019
The BFG should have been more OMG, and maybe a little more LOL but it's still more than A-OK.
October 11, 2019
There are treasures to be unearthed in the loving and poignant last cinematic words of Mathison's adaptation.
June 3, 2019
For Steven Spielberg it feels like a minor work: oddly out of synch with his more recent dramas and sub-standard to the blockbuster hits in his past.
April 12, 2019
It's passable.
March 29, 2019
For the millions who owe the breadth of their childhood imaginations to Dahl, there's plenty to love, if only it could offer a little more depth.
February 19, 2019
[The BFG] is a quiet, thoughtful and very sweet film that is unafraid to be sentimental - a movie that is big and friendly indeed.
December 7, 2018
There is a uniqueness on display ... In a world of franchise-building ... it's refreshing to see a ... tale that is simple at its core and fully appropriate for all ages.
November 1, 2018
The BFG is an entertaining and magical film that will certainly delight children of all ages as well as Roald Dahl fanatics.
October 10, 2018
To simply write off the film as a version of his previous work is a disservice to what he accomplishes here.
August 30, 2018
Thankfully Disney and Steven Spielberg decided to tackle the giant story, and the results are magical.
August 23, 2018
For all the money obviously spent here, it is a delight to see a tiny human steal the show from under everyone's nostrils, giant and otherwise.
August 22, 2018
Dahl's novel implicitly alludes to the U.K.'s rapidly changing national identity. Steven Spielberg's serene and lovely new film adaptation of The BFG... [uses] allegory and fantasy to unpack long-gestating social issues.
August 22, 2018
The delightful payoff of seeing a giant meeting the Queen of England may not be a wild and titillating surprise, but it's just the right mix of delightful and endearing. Not all movies can or should be action packed thrillers.
August 20, 2018
The sophisticated all-digital makeover of Oscar winner Mark Rylance, which transforms him into the non-flesh-eating, big-hearted giant BFG, has made this film a new family classic.
April 10, 2018
Absolutely gorgeous.
March 6, 2018
I am thankful, for those of us who appreciate this kind of very musty, very British brew, that Spielberg has the space to make it.
November 7, 2017
This heartwarming tale of friendship stays true to Spielberg's standard of excellence and vivid imagination. He manages to recreate the E.T magic, thanks to a similar moving storyline and an endearing background score.
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