Metacritic Movie Ratings
Jack the Giant Slayer Reviews

3.0

51

out of 100

Metascore®
Mixed or average reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterTodd McCarthy

    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.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    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.

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  • 58

    out of 100

    Entertainment WeeklyOwen Gleiberman

    This is how a fairy-tale movie gives us our money's worth today. Even if once upon a time, it was called overkill.

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  • 50

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    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.

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