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Gigantic Reviews

August 14, 2007
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
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 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
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 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 19, 2003
Their sheer existence affirms that all things corporate and bland don't always win out -- that music can be intimate, political and alienating, sometimes all on the same album.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 30, 2003
A gift for those already in the fold, for those who get the joke and just want to savor it with other like-minded fans.
May 30, 2003
Does ample justice to the complexity, even profundity, of a creative collaboration that has brought deep joy and meaning to generations of fans throughout a career that just entered its third decade.
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.
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 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
It's hard to go wrong with documentary subjects as articulate and intriguing as childhood friends John Flansburgh and John Linnell.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 22, 2003
As incessantly clever and coyly ironic as its subject's music.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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 20, 2003
John and John, it cannot be denied, are charming, witty, adorable, and quite capable of rocking.
August 2, 2002
Generous helpings of performance footage and band interviews will gratify the group's die-hard cult of fans. But there's stuff of interest here for general audiences, too.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4