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Based on 13 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
The slacker comedy-drama-romance-whatever Gigantic will fulfill all your alterna-movie weirdness requirements.
An offbeat romantic comedy that almost - but not quite - works. The characters and situations are a little too quirky for their own good.
On the basis of Gigantic, Matt Aselton can make a fine and original film. This isn't quite it, but it has moments so good, all you wish for is a second draft.
With its off-center dialogue and upscale industrial settings, Gigantic strains to be original. But beneath its indie affectations it is really another contemplation of generational misunderstanding.
Chicago Reader
This is loads of fun in the early stretch, as the characters are being introduced, but the story never really goes anywhere.
The Hollywood Reporter
We can be grateful to a stellar cast and some discipline on the part of Matt Aselton, a commercials director making his feature debut, that Gigantic doesn't go completely overboard. Nevertheless, the film will appeal mostly to festivals and adventurous audiences.
Any resemblance the film bears to real people and real situations is purely coincidental.
Dano is a talented actor who needs to aim higher, and it should go without saying that Deschanel can do - and should know - better.
Village Voice
I don't remember ever wanting to just haul out and punch a movie before Gigantic.
San Francisco Chronicle
Inert, incompetent and emotionally fraudulent.

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