• The BFG (2016)


Release Date: July 1st, 2016

DVD Release Date: November 29th, 2016

PG |1 hr 55 min

Plot Summary

Ten-year-old Sophie is in for the adventure of a lifetime when she meets the Big Friendly Giant (Mark Rylance). Naturally scared at first, the young girl soon realizes that the 24-foot behemoth is actually quite gentle and charming. As their friendship grows, Sophie's presence attracts the unwanted attention of Bloodbottler, Fleshlumpeater and other giants. After traveling to London, Sophie and the BFG must convince Queen Victoria to help them get rid of all the bad giants once and for all.

Cast: Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall, Bill Hader

Director: Steven Spielberg

Genres: Fantasy , Adventure , Children

Production Co: Kennedy/Marshall

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: England, Creative, Love, London, Friendship, Charming, Friend, 2010s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    The film represents the director in a more pensive, even philosophical vein, less interested in propulsive cinema and more reflective about what would seem to mean the most to him—dreams, and the ability to make them come true. This is what The BFG is about but, unfortunately, that is basically all it’s about and by a considerable measure too explicitly and single-mindedly so. show more

  • 80
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The BFG has fizz to spare. It’s an effervescent charmer. show more

  • 70
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    As appealing and likeable as The BFG is, the movie doesn’t seem particularly groundbreaking or daring when it comes from Spielberg, who is revisiting his major themes here without necessarily reinventing them. show more

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