I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants

I Kill Giants

A young misfit escapes into a fantasy world of magic and monsters in Oscar-winning short film director Anders Walter's feature debut.

"Life is not easy for our young heroine, Barbara Thorson (Madison Wolfe, The Conjuring 2). Defiant, precocious, outspoken, and a loner, Barbara relates more to the make-believe world of Dungeons & Dragons. At home, she makes life difficult for her older sister, Karen (Imogen Poots, Green Room), who is responsible for taking care of her and her brother. At school, psychologist Mrs. Mollé (Zoe Saldana) takes an interest in Barbara's increasingly worrisome behaviour. As she deals with loss and bullying, Barbara's imagined life begins spilling into her real one and she becomes obsessed with what she sees as her quest: killing giants. It's only when she's forced to face the truth and overcome her fears that Barbara is able to confront her demons." (Toronto International Film Festival)

2017Rating: PG, Violence & coarse language106 minsUK, USA
DramaFantasyThrillerFestival & Independent
72%
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Reviews & comments

Vulture

Vulture

press

I Kill Giants feels secret and dangerous, like a VHS tape dug out of a dusty crate at a yard sale; it's the kind of movie you ended up watching every week as a kid just because of how weird it made you feel.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This intimate story about a troubled 12-year-old who's on a mission to save her town is virtually tone perfect.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There should be a separate genre heading for this film: time-wasting droopy fantasy.

1.0
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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

In the vein of self-important whimsy, Anders Walter's I Kill Giants is about the worst thing I've seen since J.A. Bayona's A Monster Calls, which it closely resembles.

2.0
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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A sweetly imaginative, tenderly played coming of age drama.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Like its heroine, I Kill Giants isn't afraid to tackle the darkness or rage of little girls, or their fear and pain.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A sensitive and attractive, if not wholly convincing, pairing of fantasy with real-life turmoil.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a sweetly intentioned film, beautifully shot and with a strong lead performance from Madison Wolfe...

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Vulture

Vulture

press

I Kill Giants feels secret and dangerous, like a VHS tape dug out of a dusty crate at a yard sale; it's the kind of movie you ended up watching every week as a kid just because of how weird it made you feel.

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

This intimate story about a troubled 12-year-old who's on a mission to save her town is virtually tone perfect.

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

There should be a separate genre heading for this film: time-wasting droopy fantasy.

1.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

In the vein of self-important whimsy, Anders Walter's I Kill Giants is about the worst thing I've seen since J.A. Bayona's A Monster Calls, which it closely resembles.

2.0
0
Screen Daily

Screen Daily

press

A sweetly imaginative, tenderly played coming of age drama.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

Like its heroine, I Kill Giants isn't afraid to tackle the darkness or rage of little girls, or their fear and pain.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

A sensitive and attractive, if not wholly convincing, pairing of fantasy with real-life turmoil.

0
FilmInk

FilmInk

press

...a sweetly intentioned film, beautifully shot and with a strong lead performance from Madison Wolfe...

0

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