Jack the Giant Slayer Jack the Giant Slayer

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Jack the Giant Slayer

ages 12+ | 76 % Say It's Worth Your Time

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.


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Genre: Adventure , Fantasy

Director: Bryan Singer

Producer: David Dobkin, Bryan Singer, Neal H. Moritz, Patrick McCormick, Jon Jashni, Ori Marmur, Thomas Tull, Alex Garcia

Cast: Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Bill Nighy, Ian McShane, Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson

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Rated PG-13 Intense Action Violence|Brief Language|Intense Fantasy Violence|Some Frightening Images

  • 2 of 10 Sex & Nudity
  • 6 of 10 Violence & Gore
  • 5 of 10 Profanity

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  • (Male) Deseret News Critic

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Director, Bryan Singer, ignores the recent trend of taking classic stories and bringing them closer to our world through grit and nods to current events. Instead, he celebrates the original setting of princesses and noble knights and lurking giants and invites his audience to meet him there. If you're still young enough in heart to make that trip, you're the right age for this movie. As a note for kids though, I have a six-year-old daughter that would have closed her eyes for 75% of this movie. You may know braver six-year-olds, but the official description is correct in stating that the movie is rated PG-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language.

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Went on a lark with my family for family night. Wasn't all that interested in seeing it, and really just wanted to be entertained. The movie delivered on the entertainment- the CGI was great. It seems at times it tried to be more of a comedy, but some of the humor fell a little flat. Overall an interesting story, good effects, acting was OK, and it did keep me entertained. But, nowhere close to an Academy Award winner, which is OK unless that's what you're expecting it to be.

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  • (Male)

    ages 10+ | Not Worth Your Time

    Saw Jack in DBOX at Valley Fair Megaplex. DBOX added a level of entertainment you can't get just by watching, but the extra interaction didn't put add more depth to the characters. Over all it is a pretty superficial movie. It's a pop corn movie, plain and simple. Very little character development, or chemistry. "Meh" is my overall reaction. Probably better suited if you waited for Redbox on this one.

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  • (Female)

    ages 10+ | Worth Your Time

    Although there were a few slow parts, this movie reminded me of "The Princess Bride" in it's storyline and time period/theme. Great DVD pick, but not sure if I would recommend paying full theater ticket price.

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ |

    Enjoyed some of the visual effects. Loved the princess, and Nicholas Hoult made a good Jack, but I liked him better in Warm Bodies. Even though they didn't really show the blood and guts, the giants eating live people was yucky, I also found the scene of the cook in the kitchen Gross (uneeded), and ABSOULUTELY hated the 2nd head on the Main giant, too distracting! My biggest complaint is that it appeared in the trailer that it would have more clever humor...Not! found myself wondering when it would be over.

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Boo! I was really excited to see this since there are tons of great actors in it, but it turned out to be the biggest let down ever! From start to finish it was just lame. The plot wasn't very strong at all and the CGI was awful. Even the main couple had no chemistry whatsoever.

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    A fun movie for our family of teenage boys. Some details that were kind of gross for girls.

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  • (Male)

    ages 14+ | Worth Your Time

    I pressed play on the DVD player with pretty low expectations and was surprised when I actually enjoyed this movie. I'll probably rent it again sometime in the future.

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  • (Male)

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    Not as bad as I thought it would be. Great visuals, fun twist on an old story.

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Cute family show to watch with your kids and also entertain you.

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    I enjoyed it.

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  • clearplay.com

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    This reimagining and expansion of the Jack and the Beanstalk story has its fun moments but doesn’t rise above mediocrity far enough to make my A or even B+ list. Especially surprising were some spots with subpar CGI, which are unusual in this day and age. Still, if you’re in need of some traditional fantasy and romance, Jack the Giant Slayer is a functional enough film and may tide you over until something more worthy comes along.

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    I was not impressed with this movie. It was to slow moving for me and I actually didn't finish it. I turned it off and returned it to the red box. It is not one that I will buy or watch again. It is not intended for children. At least 13yrs plus.

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  • (Male)

    ages 11+ | Worth Your Time

    Great show. Simple story. Fun for the family.

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  • (Female)

    ages 16+ |

    It was not fun watching it watching people get eating buy people eat them

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  • (Female)

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    this is a fantasy movie alright

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  • (Male)

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    This was a cheesy, kids themed show that if you go into it wanting excellent acting and a great story, than you'll be disappointed. I went into see this movie expecting it to be a more kids themed show and ended up really enjoying it.

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  • (Male)

    No Maturity Rating | Not Worth Your Time

    Some violence and profanity, but overall the lack of decent storytelling and a subpar script tells me you should pass on this flick because it isn't worth your time.

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  • (Female)

    ages 8+ | Worth Your Time

    Excellent show, my 8 yr. old loved it

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  • (Female)

    ages 13+ | Not Worth Your Time

    The special effects are excellent. The acting is good. The plot is okay. Beware, however...everything about the giants is over-the-top disgusting (for instance, snot seems to be obligatory in every scene with them). If the gross-out factor doesn't bother you, you'll probably like this movie.

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  • MovieGuide.org

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    The movie is an exciting twist on a classic fable with a very strong Christian worldview and several moral elements, but caution is advised for younger viewers due to scenes of intense action violence... See Full Review

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  • (Male) Catholic News Service

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Faith-tinged and fun... See Full Review

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  • (Male) Michael Medved Show

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    "It may not be important or en lighting, but it is vastly entertaining"... See Full Review

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  • Dove Foundation

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    We were pleased to see that the filmmakers kept the blood and gore to a minimum even though the giants do have a taste for humans. The fights are all action and not overly graphic. Dove is pleased to award this film our "Family-Approved" Seal to this exciting action/adventure... See Full Review

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  • ParentPreviews.com

    ages 13+ | Worth Your Time

    Unlike tamer, child-friendly versions of this tale, Jack the Giant Killer resembles more of a Brothers Grimm telling of the story than a Disney adaptation. Along with the use of the black arts and frequent moments of peril, characters are stabbed, electrocuted, punched, burned, pushed over cliffs and clubbed with a hideous mace and chain. The giants employ flaming trees, a huge metal bell and a boulder-shooting slingshot as weapons during their attack on the castle. However for teens yearning for some Lord of the Rings kind of action, Jack the Giant Slayer may offer just the right amount of spirited adventure without the unnecessary inclusion of other content... See Full Review

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  • (Female) Movie Mom

    ages 12+ | Worth Your Time

    More action, more romance, more spectacle, a brave princess who wears armor and does not wait to be rescued, and lots more giants — this is a grand bedtime story 21st century-style... See Full Review

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  • (Male) Arizona Republic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Once the giants come out to play, the movie shifts into overdrive. The film is like a big Disneyland ride, full of wonder and myth... See Full Review

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  • (Male) Movie Nation

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    There are moments of “Shrek-like” playfulness in the carnival set up at the base of the stalk as our heroes and villains climb it. But the vast array of writers (Christopher McQuarrie among them) can’t find anything funny for McShane to do or say. And the hilarious Bill Nighy is lost inside an expensively animated two-headed behemoth... See Full Review

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  • (Female) USA TODAY

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    The movie version of the fairy tale is game for swashbuckling fantasy and thrills... See Full Review

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  • (Male) Entertainment Weekly

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    The giants' capture and imprisonment of the princess has overtones of John Ford's The Searchers (General Fallon acts like he wants to do something quite unsavory to her), and once the situation is resolved, the film seems to be over. Fear not: There are still 30 minutes of battle spectacle to go. This is how a fairy-tale movie gives us our money's worth today. Even if once upon a time, it was called overkill... See Full Review

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  • (Male) Chicago Sun-Times Critic

    No Maturity Rating | Worth Your Time

    Jack the Giant Slayer" is filled with neat touches, from the casting of Ewan McGregor as Elmont, a knight in shining armor who's supposed to be the hero of the story and is indeed A hero, but not THE hero, to an epilogue that's just flat-out cool... See Full Review

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Okfor ages12+