Jack the Giant Slayer

If you think you know the story, you don't know Jack.


Jack the Giant Slayer
Although this film is based on the popular Jack and the Beanstalk fairy tale, it is not really suitable for young kiddies. In this version, the king's daughter goes up the stalk, and the king sends Jack and a few good knights to rescue her. Once the crew get to the top, they discover a tribe of giants with a taste for human meat. The rescuers have their work cut out, made more difficult by Jack falling in love with the princess. This film is releasing in both 2D and 3D, this is the 2D version (recommended).

112 minutes.
Parental Guidance 10-12 (Violence).
Adventure, Drama, Fantasy.
I smell the blood of an Englishman...
I smell the blood of an Englishman...

Credits

Cast
Nicholas Hoult, Eleanor Tomlinson, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Eddie Marsan, Ewen Bremner, Ian McShane
Director
Bryan Singer
ScreenplayDarren Lemke, Christopher McQuarrie, Dan Studney, David Dobkin
MusicJohn Ottman
CinematographyNewton Thomas Sigel
EditingBob Ducsay, John Ottman
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, Datasat
SoundtrackAvailable
Made in2013
Produced byNew Line Cinema, Legendary Pictures, Original Films, Big Kid Pictures, Bad Hat Harry Productions, Warner Bros. Pictures

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreFantasy
LanguageNone
NudityNone
SexLow
ViolenceModerate, sustained
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNon
Drug abuseNone
CommentsThe film contains several scenes of prolonged violence but it is fantastical. There is an isolated incident of affection where Jack and Isabell kiss.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.

USA MPAA rating

PG: Parental Guidance SuggestedRated PG-13 for intense scenes of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief language
Runtime114
USA version is usually but not always the same as South African release. Versions released on streaming or DVD, Blu-ray or Video may also differ.

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
3
Violence
5
Blood / Gore / Gross
4
Guns / Weapons
5
Profanity
1
Alcohol / Drugs
3
Smoking
0
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
5
Imitative Behaviour
4
Frightening / Tense Scenes
5
Jump Scenes
4
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
5
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Argus / The Star
Theresa Smith quote iconDoesn't amount to a hill of beans.
5
Die Burger
Rozanne Els quote iconSprokie skouspelagtig hervertel
10
Cape Times
Todd McCarthy quote iconGiant frolic
10
The Citizen
Peter Feldman quote iconSet at a lively pace, with a rich canvas of colour and costumes, Jack The Giant Slayer is a clever, enjoyable escapade delivered with verve and energy.
14
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert quote iconIt's a terrific adventure.
18
ReelViews
James Berardinelli quote iconIt's fast paced, energetic, and enormously likeable.
15
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers quote iconJack the Giant Slayer proves the axiom If you can't make it good, make it 3D.
10
ScreenIt
T. Durgin quote iconThere is certainly enough entertainment value here to warrant a look for all you amateur swordsmen, sorcerers, princesses, and seasonal Renaissance Festival employees.
13
Metacritic.com
35 critics
10
Rottentomatoes critics
141 critics
11
Rottentomatoes tomatometer
Tomatometer quote iconIt's enthusiastically acted and reasonably fun, but Jack the Giant Slayer is also overwhelmed by digital effects and a bland, impersonal story.
10
Movie Review Query Engine
MRQE critics quote icon
11
Movie Review Intelligence
48 critics
10

What the People say

Internet
5820 Netizens quote iconFamily Faire
13

Average .. 57%

11

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