The BFG Reviews

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October 7, 2019
The fantasy world of the "dream tree" is magical though and gives The BFG a sense of whimsy and playfulness it desperately needs. Unfortunately, those moments are too few to make a significant difference to the overall story.
December 27, 2018
Visualmente, The BFG es una película que desprende magia y una que otra risa culposa. Sin embargo, eso no evita que sea el primer desacierto de Spielberg en casi veinte años.
August 30, 2018
Visually stunning and means well, but is the length of the film makes the story too dull to entertain both kids and adults alike.
August 22, 2018
While Steven Spielberg brings us a gorgeous-looking film and Mark Rylance's performance as BFG is wonderful, the movie itself is underwhelming and fails to truly captivate.
January 16, 2018
The kind of film you appreciate for its technical wizardry but maybe don't like as much as you think you should....
June 2, 2017
The BFG is a decent movie that has some stellar moments, but is overall pretty forgettable, and that's a downright shame.
March 23, 2017
It's just a shame some strong performances are stuck in such an uneven movie
February 17, 2017
The BFG is visually stunning and laugh-out-loud funny at times, but lacks the beloved bite of other Dahl film adaptations.
January 3, 2017
Every time Spielberg reaches for the stars with The BFG, they just pass right through his fingers.
December 19, 2016
Spielberg says he has waited 20 years to make his version of Roald Dahl's Big Friendly Giant, but this may not be a huge compliment, given that he has found time to produce turkeys such as The Adventures of Tintin and [AI] in between.
September 27, 2016
An amazingly visual and technical film with a very captivating performance from Mark Rylance. However, the chemistry between him and Ruby Barnhill isn't as good, ending up in a emotionless and innocuous friendship. [Full review in Spanish]
September 6, 2016
When put into self-consciously cinematic form, The BFG becomes too big, too friendly, and too giant, in its rollicking gambols, patronizing slapstick, and certainly in its swelling sentimentality.
July 25, 2016
There's an uncanny sweetness to the whole thing, a very synthetic kind of charm.
July 24, 2016
Never really takes flight the way it should.
July 21, 2016
Spielberg and his screenwriter ... fail to give the story any dramatic urgency.
July 21, 2016
The BFG succumbs to a fetishisation of luxury, the camera gawping in awe at the abundance of food and finery. It's almost as if it has forsaken the rich, repulsive gloop of the early scenes.
July 14, 2016
One of Spielberg's worst movies. [Full review in Spanish]
July 12, 2016
Generally, Spielberg packs the frame with so much amusing clutter that he detracts from Rylance's witty, emotional line readings.
July 11, 2016
Spielberg misses the mark with this film, I was never really interested by what I saw on screen. [Full review in Spanish]
July 11, 2016
There's a puzzling disconnect between the film's display of craftsmanship and our engagement with it.
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