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  • 50
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    It's a bloodless, gutless piece of PG-13 fodder, geared to go down easy. That it does. It practically evaporates while you're watching it, lulling when you most want it to levitate. show more

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    Peter Hartlaub San Francisco Chronicle

    By the end, I was adding my own internal "Deadwood"-style profanities to McShane's clean dialogue. "For the sake of the (God-@#$%) kingdom, cut it (the @#$%) down!" Movies about mile-high beanstalks shouldn't require additional audience imagination. show more

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    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Vivid visuals are the key to this handsome and moderately entertaining adventure. And the tone is more fairy-tale appropriate than video-game friendly, though the effects-laden swashbuckling sometimes obscures efforts at light whimsy. show more

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    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Jack's problem is that he's a commoner, but the movie's problem is that its script is commoner still, an enchantment-free pretext for animated action, straight-ahead storytelling and ersatz romance. show more

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    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    Peter Jackson devotees may not like to hear this, but Jack the Giant Slayer is far more accomplished, visually speaking, than The Hobbit: An Unexpected Snooze, I mean, Journey. show more

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    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    A director as talented as Singer (“The Usual Suspects,” “X-Men”) should be working to raise popcorn movies to a higher level. Instead, this uninspired effort feels like a colossal letdown. show more

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    Todd McCarthy The Hollywood Reporter

    There's little facetious comedy a la the "Pirates of the Caribbean" series. It's all traditional stuff, done well but without an original spark. show more

  • 60
    Ian Buckwalter NPR

    The film's main problem — apart from its predictability and the sometimes unconvincing and cartoonish CGI for the army of giants — is that it never entirely commits to what kind of fantasy movie it wants to be. show more

  • 88
    Chicago Sun-Times

    A rousing, original and thoroughly entertaining adventure. show more

  • 75
    Tom Russo Boston Globe

    A giant chef character is an icky bit of inspiration (complete with booger humor to soothe any shell-shocked young’uns in the audience), and the monsters are key to an epic-scale third act. If you thought the tale ended when Jack clambered back down from the skies, then you haven’t given it as much thought as Singer. show more

  • June 22, 2013 sp00000000153342
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    eh.

  • March 29, 2013 ev00000000143281
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    i\'m 9 years old and I have to say, this movie is AMAZING

  • March 23, 2013 CHERYL
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    FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!! I saw it twice in 3D

  • March 14, 2013 blueyedshorty888
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    I liked the 3D part of It. It took too long to finally see a giant.

  • March 14, 2013 jimrhill
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    Actually a bit clever in its presentation. Enjoyable enough for mindless entertainment. I found the acting nothing special but thought it was worth the price of admission. I would recommend it to my friends who like fantasy movies.

  • March 13, 2013 jnes2011
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    ok, but noting special

  • March 10, 2013 phpoling
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    Excellent movie and very different from chhildren\'s story book. The beautiful crown was neat and interesing that actually had history behind it.

  • March 10, 2013 yu00000000140203
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    It is a fun movie.3-d and 2-d versions are not so different. Not over the top but made with kids in mind. it will take you back to your childhood days. people who prefer innocence would love it , people who are porn and violence addicts would think of as nonsense and a nuisance.

  • March 09, 2013 vf00000000139827
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    I don\'t what the critics are talking about... this is a great movie! Its fun, its got a little silliness and the giants are truly amazing. I took my fiance who was a bit uninterested and only went because I wanted to see it. He loved it! I really hope this movie does well!

  • March 04, 2013 yh00000000139841
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    The best 3D movie I\'ve seen in a while!!!!

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