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About the Movie

The talents of three of the world’s greatest storytellers – Roald Dahl, Walt Disney and Steven Spielberg – finally unite to bring Dahl’s beloved classic “The BFG” to life. Directed by Spielberg, Disney’s “The BFG” tells the imaginative story of a young girl and the Giant who introduces her to the wonders and perils of Giant Country. The BFG (Mark Rylance), while a giant himself, is a Big Friendly Giant and nothing like the other inhabitants of Giant Country. Standing 24-feet tall with enormous ears and a keen sense of smell, he is endearingly dim-witted and keeps to himself for the most part. Giants like Bloodbottler (Bill Hader) and Fleshlumpeater (Jemaine Clement) on the other hand, are twice as big and at least twice as scary and have been known to eat humans, while the BFG prefers Snozzcumber and Frobscottle. Upon her arrival in Giant Country, Sophie, a precocious 10-year-old girl from London, is initially frightened of the mysterious giant who has brought her to his cave, but soon comes to realize that the BFG is actually quite gentle and charming, and, having never met a giant before, has many questions. The BFG brings Sophie to Dream Country where he collects dreams and sends them to children, teaching her all about the magic and mystery of dreams. Having both been on their own in the world up until now, their affection for one another quickly grows, but Sophie’s presence in Giant Country has attracted the unwanted attention of the other giants, who have become increasingly more bothersome. Sophie and the BFG soon depart for London to see the Queen (Penelope Wilton) and warn her of the precarious giant situation, but they must first convince the Queen and her maid, Mary (Rebecca Hall), that giants do indeed exist. Together, they come up with a plan to get rid of the giants once and for all.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 272
  • Fresh: 203
  • Rotten: 69
  • Average Rating: 6.8/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Rotten: In recent years, Spielberg has become a hit-and-miss filmmaker and this is closer to a "miss" than a "hit." – James Berardinelli, ReelViews, Jul 1, 2016

Fresh: As a character, the BFG is a wondrous creation, and Rylance does a magnificent job bringing him to life. – Adam Graham, Detroit News, Jul 1, 2016

Fresh: Visually, though, the film can be gorgeous. – Danny Leigh, Financial Times, Dec 30, 2016

Fresh: Visually, the film is a triumph. Storywise, at nearly two hours, it is a bit of a slog. – Jim Schembri, 3AW, Dec 26, 2016

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Customer Reviews

Great Family Movie

This is a great family movie. The story and the acting will keep the adults interested, the heroine, animation, and the quirky Roald Dahl language and jokes will be great for kids.


Steven Spielberg does it again! "The BFG" is a fantastic story of friendship and trust! This movie also had a few laughs as every movie should. Any movie with the Spielberg name is worth seeing. Although this isn't too high in the rotten tomatoes point of view. I believe this movie to be one of Spielberg's finest works!


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