Movie reviews: Steven Spielberg's 'The BFG'

© Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Here’s what the critics are saying about Steven Spielberg’s The BFG, starring Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton, Jemaine Clement, Rebecca Hall, Rafe Spall and Bill Hader:

The Guardian

I had a lump in my throat both of the times I viewed the film, as the BFG evolves into something like Sophie’s quasi-dad, or quasi-granddad, or older quasi-sibling, or make that younger quasi-sibling. The film calls to mind Oscar Wilde’s The Selfish Giant or Bryan Forbes’s film Whistle Down the Wind. And so it is the tiniest bit of a letdown when we show up at Buckingham Palace for the wackiest fart-jokes since Blazing Saddles. But Spielberg carries it off with great good humour, and the return to Giant Country re-establishes the film’s emotional power and the resounding Spielbergian keynotes of transcendence and acceptance. It’s a tremendous film and a monument to Melissa Mathison’s gigantic talent. Read the complete movie review here.

Hindustan Times

The BFG is by no means Spielberg’s best work. In fact, it probably won’t even make the top ten. But that’s not because it’s bad, or even mediocre – it’s just that over the course of 4 decades and dozens of great films, Steven Spielberg – with his friends cinematographer Janusz Kaminski, editor Michael Kahn and composer John Williams – has spoilt us. Just like Tintin was him making another Indiana Jones (or maybe apologising for Crystal Skull), The BFG is, at least tonally, a throwback to ET. Read the complete movie review here.

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The Verge

The BFG is melancholy about the compromises of adulthood, and the difficulty of choosing one life path at the expense of others. That’s a mighty heady direction for a kids’ fantasy to take, and the conversation Sophie and her giant have about her future feels like the film’s one strange concession to subversiveness and sadness. But mostly, there’s a smug contentment to this story that perversely isn’t very satisfying. The BFG shows it’s possible for a film to feel completely inert, even if it’s constantly in motion. Read the complete movie review here.

International Business Times

The BFG is largely about two different souls from completely alternative worlds coming together and making each other feel comfortable with who they are – navigating each other towards potential happy endings. It’s a tale similar to a previous Mathison and Spielberg’s collaboration – a little-known movie called E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Just as that film had heart and loveliness by the bucketload, as does The BFG. Read the complete movie review here.

Mirror

The voice of Rylance, who won an Oscar this year for his last Spielberg collaboration, Bridge Of Spies, is continually engaging while Barnhill, despite a hint of the stage school to her performance, is a name to watch. Read the complete movie review here.

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