MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,514 this week

The Giants (2011)
"Les géants" (original title)

6.7
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.7/10 from 1,107 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 32 critic

Brothers Seth and Zak, 15 and 13 & 3/4 are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house, waiting in vain for their mother, who is otherwise busy, and running low on cash. To ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

, (scriptwriter), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb at Comic-Con 2014

Follow our coverage of Comic-Con 2014, direct from San Diego July 23-27 in our Comic-Con section.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 25 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 48 titles
created 24 Jan 2012
 
a list of 62 titles
created 13 May 2012
 
VOO
a list of 35 titles
created 10 Nov 2012
 
a list of 37 titles
created 26 Apr 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Giants" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Giants (2011)

The Giants (2011) on IMDb 6.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Giants.
8 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Naked Ape (2006)
Drama | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The Naked Ape is a coming-of-age film following three teenagers on a road trip across the Pacific Southwest.

Director: Daniel Mellitz
Stars: Josh Wise, Chelse Swain, Sean Shanks
Eldorado (2008)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Yvan finds a burglar in his house. He doesn't call the police and decides to give the young man a lift home to his parents.

Director: Bouli Lanners
Stars: Bouli Lanners, Fabrice Adde, Philippe Nahon
The Repentant (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Merzak Allouache
Stars: Nabil Asli, Adila Bendimerad, Khaled Benaissa
Among Giants (1998)
Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A manager hires Ray, off the books, to paint all the power towers in a 15-mile stretch of high-tension wires outside Sheffield. Ray's crew of men are friends, especially Ray with Steve, a ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Miller
Stars: Pete Postlethwaite, Rachel Griffiths, James Thornton
KickOff (2010)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

In 5-man-a-side soccer, a newly formed gay team goes up against an established team with a deserved reputation for violence and a skittish first-time official, with more action off-field than on.

Director: Rikki Beadle Blair
Stars: Duncan MacInnes, Ian Sharp, Kyle Treslove
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

Anne-Marie lives an easy life with Gilbert, a rich plastic surgeon: a beautiful house, a doggy, a cleaning lady, expensive furniture, the lot. Not so easy in fact when she thinks twice. She... See full summary »

Director: Isabelle Mergault
Stars: Michèle Laroque, Jacques Gamblin, Wladimir Yordanoff
Louise Wimmer (2011)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  
Director: Cyril Mennegun
Stars: Corinne Masiero, Jérôme Kircher, Anne Benoît
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  
Director: Xavier De Choudens
Stars: Jacques Dutronc, Hafsia Herzi, Aurélien Recoing
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

Arnaud nicknamed "Cui Cui" no longer knows which way to look. He is about to marry Anna but he is not sure he really loves her. To make matters worse, he falls in love during the stag party... See full summary »

Director: Katia Lewkowicz
Stars: Benjamin Biolay, Emmanuelle Devos, Nicole Garcia
35 kilos d'espoir (TV Movie 2010)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  
Director: Olivier Langlois
Stars: Gérard Rinaldi, Adrien Hurdubae, Eleonore Pourriat
Director: Simon Leclère
Stars: Paul Bartel, Pierre Boulanger, Thierry Levaret
The Good Life (2013)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  
Director: Jean Denizot
Stars: Zacharie Chasseriaud, Nicolas Bouchaud, Jules Pélissier
Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Zacharie Chasseriaud ...
Zak
Martin Nissen ...
Seth
Paul Bartel ...
Dany
Karim Leklou ...
Angel
...
Rosa
Edit

Storyline

Brothers Seth and Zak, 15 and 13 & 3/4 are spending the summer in their deceased grandfather's house, waiting in vain for their mother, who is otherwise busy, and running low on cash. To make some money they decide to rent out the house to a local drug dealer, but things don't go exactly as planned... Written by PAolo

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 October 2011 (Belgium)  »

Also Known As:

The Giants  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Across the River
Written and performed by The Bony King of Nowhere
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Tale of growing up
23 February 2012 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

During watching this film, I was a bit skeptical. It's true that some scenery shots are truly beautiful and some scenes are (supposed to be) funny. I find the humor is somewhat predictable, or it is just not my kind of humor. But I give this film a credit because one single message that comes over me. It came at the end of the movie.

The story tells a friendship among three teenagers, two of them are brothers. They are raised at an unlucky environment: lack attention of parents, an older brother who beats and sells and uses drugs. With their still naive view of the world, they try to have fun and survive.

The two brothers are left alone in their dead grandpa's house in a village. The parents seem not to care. They are having fun with a joyride in their grandpa's car, smoking joints and stealing food from the neighbor's cellar. So far so good, until they run out of money. They are told that they can earn money by renting the house for weed planting. From here things are gone wrong and they are forced to move out of the house with very little money. This is a recipe for a story: adventure, humorous and heartbreaking scenes.

The film did not succeed to intrigue me. It was somewhat predictable and it does not offer something new, in my opinion. Bit if you seek for an evening of good entertainment, this film would not disappoint you. It is 'light', but with a somewhat serious message. These young people finally choose adventure above security, a daring and exciting choice. Adventure into the wild, at the same time beautiful landscape. It's a symbol of growing up.


15 of 18 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
A 6.6 rating? Seriously? sonickid
DVD? baardis
Discuss The Giants (2011) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?