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The Giants

2011 1h 24m Drama List
85% Tomatometer 20 Reviews 62% Audience Score 250+ Ratings
Seth and Zak spend a summer in the house of their dead grandfather and wait for their mother to return with money. The brothers decide to rent the house to a drug dealer to make some cash, but things do not go as planned. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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Trevor Johnston Sight & Sound This is a film that stays with you, resonating deeper than many a more cut-and-dried rites-of-passage tale. Jul 31, 2018 Full Review Robbie Collin Daily Telegraph (UK) [A] Belgian coming-of-age drama that's just as hazily open-ended as childhood summers tend to be. Rated: 3/5 Jul 13, 2012 Full Review Xan Brooks Guardian Even the tale's sagging, aimless middle section feels oddly of a piece. Rated: 3/5 Jul 12, 2012 Full Review Nicholas Bell IONCINEMA.com The film feels a bit too meandering and a bit too familiar to remain substantial enough for its eventual comparison to other, similar films. Nov 13, 2020 Full Review Daniel Green CineVue Not without its charms, former painter-turned-director Bouli Lanners' drama is hampered by a somewhat plodding narrative [and] some stunted performances. Rated: 2/5 Jan 30, 2019 Full Review Mae Abdulbaki Punch Drunk Critics Boring, stale, and slow-going even though the run time doesn't even reach 90 minutes. Rated: 1.5/5 Aug 14, 2018 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

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Audience Member Reminiscent of Stand By Me and Mean Creek, only without the golden nostalgia of the former and the bite of the latter, The Giants is beautifully shot and engrossing enough while it lasts. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member "The Giants" is Stand By Me's style blends with Tom Sawyer's. Authentic, fun and fit performances. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Not exactly gripping but very interesting nonetheless. And the three young actors nailed it. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review Audience Member Stand By Me, Belgium edition. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member Huckleberry Fin set in the Ardennes. The fantastic sound track by 'The Bony King of Nowhere' is what lifts this film up. It scored two prizes in the Quainzaine des Réalisateurs section in Cannes Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member While beautifully shot this movie suffers of flat and implausible plot. Big up for the performance of the three teenagers which makes the movie, somehow, more interesting... Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Movie Info

Synopsis Seth and Zak spend a summer in the house of their dead grandfather and wait for their mother to return with money. The brothers decide to rent the house to a drug dealer to make some cash, but things do not go as planned.
Director
Bouli Lanners
Producer
Jacques-Henri Bronckart, Carole Scotta, Jani Thiltges
Screenwriter
Elise Ancion, Bouli Lanners
Genre
Drama
Original Language
French (France)
Release Date (Streaming)
May 12, 2018
Runtime
1h 24m