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Gigantic Reviews

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May 14, 2004
Gigantic documents how much work goes into the making of twee music.
January 2, 2004
Gigantic may not be as different a music movie as it thinks it is, what with its by-the-book fluffiness. But that's OK, really, since it's a fun watch anyway.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 31, 2003
Engrossing, fun and oddly touching, Gigantic makes you wish the best for these guys.
October 3, 2003
Prepare yourself for nights wandering around the house singing unshakable tunes.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
September 12, 2003
The flabby, fawning film Gigantic comes across as 102 minutes of rib-nudging by one of the duo's annoyingly self-satisfied connoisseurs.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
September 12, 2003
Predictably, Flansburgh and Linnell are the saving grace of the movie, both in their interview segments (refreshingly witty, although the editing could have been tighter) and particularly in the live footage.
Read More | Original Score: B-
August 24, 2003
Comforting and pleasant.
August 21, 2003
Suffers the same banal fate of most band documentaries. It's essential for rabid fans but even ordinary ones will live rich and meaningful lives without ever having seen one minute of it.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 15, 2003
As a film, Gigantic is excessive and poorly structured.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
August 15, 2003
Tries to be as irreverent and bouncy as a song by its subject, and succeeds for the most part.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 8, 2003
Even at face value the world of TMBG is still wonderful and fascinating, making for an engaging film.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
August 8, 2003
A modest amusement.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 7, 2003
As tooting-your -own-horn documentaries about innovative alt-rockers who've been around for 20 years go, Gigantic: A Tale of Two Johns goes very well indeed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 22, 2003
Should be sent out to fan club members, not exhibited in movie theaters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
July 17, 2003
As entertaining as Gigantic (A Tale of Two Johns) is most of the time, you kind of wish the filmmakers would have concentrated a little more on the music itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
July 10, 2003
Clever in a good way, this spirited documentary delves gently into the story of indie band They Might Be Giants, building a case for a couple of good-natured visionaries and pioneers who blazed trails for non-hair bands in the early days.
June 29, 2003
Loaded with insider goodies ... I, for one, was quite excited to actually see ... the phone-answering machine that is the 'They Might Be Giants Dial-a-Song Service.'
Full Review | Original Score: 8/10
June 28, 2003
Gigantic accomplishes something very difficult: It makes you feel like part of a club even if you aren't.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
June 28, 2003
The Giants' longevity flows from the fact that they can't be explained, only experienced.
June 27, 2003
A documentary that's as heavy on laughs as it is on humble pie.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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