• Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

Jack the Giant Slayer

Release Date: March 1st, 2013

DVD Release Date: June 18th, 2013

PG-13 |1 hr 53 min

Plot Summary

When young farmhand Jack (Nicholas Hoult) unwittingly opens a portal between his realm and a race of giants, it rekindles an ancient war. Roaming Earth for the first time in centuries, the fearsome giants seek to reclaim the land they lost long ago. Jack has to face an army of foes that he thought existed only in legend, but through his arduous fight for the kingdom and its people, he may win the love of a brave princess, perhaps becoming a legend himself.

Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner, Ian McShane, Bill Nighy

Director: Bryan Singer

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure

Production Co: Bad Hat Harry, Big Kid Pictures, Original Film

Distributors: Warner Bros. Pictures

Keywords: Rescue , Forbidden love , Heartwarming , Underdog , Melodramatic ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall 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

  • 70
    Todd McCarthyThe 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

  • 63
    Steven ReaPhiladelphia 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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