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Gigantic Reviews

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July 22, 2003
Should be sent out to fan club members, not exhibited in movie theaters.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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
August 15, 2003
As a film, Gigantic is excessive and poorly structured.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
May 21, 2003
If you thought that the party-down metalheads in The Decline of Western Civilization II were full of themselves, just wait until you enter the echo chamber of whimsical egomania that is alt-rock attitude.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
May 23, 2003
Musician Syd Straw unintentionally strikes truth when she sardonically asks about the film, 'Is this more like a fluff piece?'
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 23, 2003
Despite Schnack's half-hearted attempt to divide the film into chapters, his film is too unstructured to hold the interest of non-fans who might have appreciated a somewhat less hagiographic approach.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
August 3, 2003
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
June 27, 2003
A documentary that's as heavy on laughs as it is on humble pie.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
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
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
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
June 19, 2003
Traces the band's 20-year odyssey in creating Dada you can dance to.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
July 20, 2002
recalls "The Compleat Beatles" in its ability to show a band's evolution artistically and historically
Full Review | Original Score: A-
July 22, 2002
...the kind of documentary about two talented, inventive musicians that makes me understand why they would have a dedicated following.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
May 21, 2003
They easily impress with their brainy charms and the documentary surrounding them continually reminds us that it's in on the joke as well.
May 22, 2003
As incessantly clever and coyly ironic as its subject's music.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 23, 2003
The movie offers a generous helping of rock 'n' roll but no sex or drugs on the side, unless you count buckets of coffee, the group's stimulant of choice.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
May 28, 2003
The movie provides nearly as much pleasure as a greatest-hits CD -- although not quite as much as hearing 'Don't Let's Start' for the very first time.
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
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