The BFG

The BFG

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The BFG

Steven Spielberg and the late screenwriter of E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial adapt Roald Dahl's 1982 novel. Follows Sophie (newcomer Ruby Barnhill), the Queen of England (Penelope Wilton) and The BFG (Mark Rylance) on an adventure to capture the evil, man-eating giants who have invaded the human world. The cast of giants includes Bill Hader and Jemaine Clement.

2016Rating: PG, Some scenes may frighten young children118 minsUSA, UK
AdventureKids & FamilyFantasyBlockbuster
Director:
Steven Spielberg ('ET', 'Jaws', 'Jurassic Park', 'Saving Private Ryan', 'Schindler's List', 'Catch Me If You Can', 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind')
Writer:
Melissa Mathison
Cast:
Rebecca HallMark RylanceJemaine ClementBill HaderPenelope WiltonAdam GodleyÓlafur Darri ÓlafssonRuby Barnhill
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Variety

Variety

press

This splendid Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation makes it possible for audiences of all ages to wrap their heads around one of the unlikeliest friendships in cinema history...

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Time Out

Time Out

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Flaws aside, this is a superior, inventive kids' film, and one that's bound to make Rylance's giant a favourite with younger audiences.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

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It’s a weighty technical accomplishment – the extraordinary detailed motion-capture technology alone... is river-straddling bounds beyond anything you’ve seen before.

5.0
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The Guardian

The Guardian

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A typically distinctive, eccentric and seductive star performance from Mark Rylance absolutely makes this movie what it is.

4.0
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The Age

The Age

press

Spielberg has already made one brilliant movie about a young English child thrust into a dangerous environment with 1987's Empire of the Sun, and perhaps a further touch of darkness would have added some contrast here.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

One of the simplest and straightforward tales Spielberg has directed. If it's quiet in parts, that's indicative of the contemplative mood at work, and also his commitment to dreams as a wellspring of creativity and happiness.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A lovingly crafted, sublime bit of live-action-with-clever-CGI filmmaking.

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Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Leaves you believing in the magic of dreams.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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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...

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FilmInk

FilmInk

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Like a mandated visit to a beloved but doddering grandparent...

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Parents looking for a 21st-century E.T. to share with their kids are bound to be a bit disappointed even as their eyes are dazzled.

0

In parts this was a good movie. good character and build up.It seemed rushed to finish. Then it lost me at Buckingham Palace and went downhill from there just became unbelievable and lost its magic.

3.0
0

Love this Movie - took one of the Nephews to this at The Movies and it was like I was a child again reading the book. It was like I was seeing exactly what I imagined when reading the Book those many years ago. Will certainly buy this one on Bluray

5.0
0

there are moments of magic here, but undercut by timidity, tweeness, and a really damaging failure to focus on one or other of the two principle characters to craft a more engaging plot.

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

This splendid Steven Spielberg-directed adaptation makes it possible for audiences of all ages to wrap their heads around one of the unlikeliest friendships in cinema history...

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

Flaws aside, this is a superior, inventive kids' film, and one that's bound to make Rylance's giant a favourite with younger audiences.

4.0
0
The Telegraph

The Telegraph

press

It’s a weighty technical accomplishment – the extraordinary detailed motion-capture technology alone... is river-straddling bounds beyond anything you’ve seen before.

5.0
0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A typically distinctive, eccentric and seductive star performance from Mark Rylance absolutely makes this movie what it is.

4.0
0
The Age

The Age

press

Spielberg has already made one brilliant movie about a young English child thrust into a dangerous environment with 1987's Empire of the Sun, and perhaps a further touch of darkness would have added some contrast here.

0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

One of the simplest and straightforward tales Spielberg has directed. If it's quiet in parts, that's indicative of the contemplative mood at work, and also his commitment to dreams as a wellspring of creativity and happiness.

3.0
0
Stuff

Stuff

press

A lovingly crafted, sublime bit of live-action-with-clever-CGI filmmaking.

0
Little White Lies

Little White Lies

press

Leaves you believing in the magic of dreams.

5.0
0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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...

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

Like a mandated visit to a beloved but doddering grandparent...

0
Entertainment Weekly

Entertainment Weekly

press

Parents looking for a 21st-century E.T. to share with their kids are bound to be a bit disappointed even as their eyes are dazzled.

0

In parts this was a good movie. good character and build up.It seemed rushed to finish. Then it lost me at Buckingham Palace and went downhill from there just became unbelievable and lost its magic.

3.0
0

Love this Movie - took one of the Nephews to this at The Movies and it was like I was a child again reading the book. It was like I was seeing exactly what I imagined when reading the Book those many years ago. Will certainly buy this one on Bluray

5.0
0

there are moments of magic here, but undercut by timidity, tweeness, and a really damaging failure to focus on one or other of the two principle characters to craft a more engaging plot.

3.0
0