(2008)

Critic Reviews

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Metascore

Based on 13 critic reviews provided by Metacritic.com
88
The slacker comedy-drama-romance-whatever Gigantic will fulfill all your alterna-movie weirdness requirements.
80
First-time feature director Matt Aselton, who co-wrote the darkly funny, well-observed script with Adam Nagata, has crafted a disarming tale that's one of the better independent films in recent memory.
63
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.
63
An offbeat romantic comedy that almost - but not quite - works. The characters and situations are a little too quirky for their own good.
50
The New York Times
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.
50
Gigantic plays like a Sundance movie with half the nouns removed; fetchingly cryptic for a while, it's ultimately just obscure.
40
It's just not all that interesting to watch two pretty young things go through the muddled rituals of the pas de duh when I can, you know, do it just as poorly myself.
30
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.
20
Dano is a talented actor who needs to aim higher, and it should go without saying that Deschanel can do - and should know - better.
0
San Francisco Chronicle
Inert, incompetent and emotionally fraudulent.

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