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80
Village Voice
By the standards of today's bombastic "event" movies, this is a refreshingly modest endeavor—one in which the main event is the skillful holding of our attention, all the way from "Once upon a time" to "Happily ever after."
80
One reason it works so well: The film always looks believable, and it’s easy to get wrapped into Singer’s fairy-tale world.
70
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.
67
Ultimately, it’s hard and a bit pointless to nitpick Jack The Giant Slayer because it never sets out to be or presents itself as anything more than a slightly beefed up fairy tale.
63
For all Singer’s expertise at making the fantastic real, all we’re left with here is an expensive-looking bauble – worth looking over, but not really anything to treasure.
60
It’s fast, rousing, and blessedly brief.
58
It is highly likely you’ll forget the movie by the time you go to bed.
50
Jack the Giant Slayer feels, unsurprisingly, like an attempt to cash in on a trend, recycling storybook characters, situations and battle sequences to mechanical and wearyingly predictable effect.
25
Jack the Giant Slayer is merely cable TV fodder waiting to happen and not worth a hill of beans, magic or otherwise.
12
Slant Magazine
This epic waste of $190 million plunders the grab bag of overused plotlines, failing to put its own stamp on much of anything.

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