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21% Tomatometer 28 Reviews 25% Audience Score 5,000+ Ratings Billy Crystal stars as Sammy, an agitated agent lost in the forest of the modern world, who happens upon a gentle giant with a tall talent for friendship named Max (Gheorghe Muresan). And while Max's life as a giant is no fairy tale, his heartwarming, hilarious adventures with Sammy prove that wishes really can come true. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Buy Now

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My Giant | Rotten Tomatoes (1) Lisa Alspector Chicago Reader My Giant becomes strikingly incongruous with the circ*mstances of its making; in real life Muresan has racked up a high-profile screen credit. Rated: 3/4 Jun 16, 2022 Full Review My Giant | Rotten Tomatoes (2) Mike Clark USA Today Too bad My Giant couldn't be reborn as a smarter, sap-free movie. Rated: 2/4 Jan 9, 2018 Full Review My Giant | Rotten Tomatoes (3) Globe and Mail Rated: 2/4 Apr 12, 2002 Full Review My Giant | Rotten Tomatoes (4) Susan Granger www.susangranger.com Rated: 4/5 Jul 27, 2006 Full Review My Giant | Rotten Tomatoes (5) Cole Smithey ColeSmithey.com Rated: 3/5 Nov 1, 2005 Full Review My Giant | Rotten Tomatoes (6) Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 1, 2005 Full Review Read all reviews

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steve d The story was not at all interesting and felt exploitative. Rated 2/5 Stars • Rated 2 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member love Billy crystal, but this movie is a novelty act and not much more Rated 2/5 Stars • Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member A cute playing it safe comedy about struggling Hollywood Agent Billy Crystal who accidentally stumbles across a local Romanian Giant.As you assume Billy immediately pushes him into films although his heart is else where. It's a moral film with a message of what's important.It has a few nice moments but it's nothing amazing but has it's place...it's always good to learn some new Billy Crystal one liners. Rated 3/5 Stars • Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member A year after the mess that was Father's Day Billy Crystal returned with another stinker and, while this one isn't quite as awful, it's still pretty stinkin' bad. Inspired by his experience meeting Andre the Giant during The Princess Bride, Crystal plays a third rate talent agent struggling to get by. While on assignment in Romania, he gets in a car accident and is saved by a gentle giant named Max who clocks in at nearly 8 feet tall (NBA player Gheorghe Muresan is 7'7"). Seeing a lot of promise in him, Crystal's Sammy tries his best to get Max into the big time, and salvage what's left of his failing career and life. As you might expect, there's a lot of hurdles to get through, and of course, being a scheming weasel, Sammy has some tough lessons to learn about life and humanity. This really could have been a sincere, earnest, and good film. Unfortunately it's handled with little subtlety, originality, and nuance, so the end result is really trite, predictable, and cringe worthy. As a dramedy it's really not all that funny, and the dramatic elements more often than not fall flat and come off as disingenuous and unearned. I'll admit that the Catholic jokes at the monastery and the stuff with Steven Seagal worked and were funny, and I liked a few of the dramatic bits, but overall this was fairly insufferable. I hated the gawking, the obvious routes the film went, and the generally exploitative nature of the proceedings. I felt bad for Muresan, and hope they paid him well for all the stuff done at his expense. Had there been a stronger script, better execution, and a lot more tact, humanity, and heart, then yeah, maybe I'd be on board here. But instead this is shameful, dull, and has almost nothing worthwhile to offer. Rated 1.5/5 Stars • Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/09/23 Full Review camille l Parfois, un scenario aussi sympathique et reussi que celui-ci ne peut etre gache par une realisation academique. MY GIANT est une comedie touchante, amusante et bien interpretee par un duo fantastique, compose de BILLY CRYSTAL et de l'ex joueur NBA GHEORGHE MURESAN. Les allergiques aux bons sentiments passeront leur chemin, les autres riront et pleureront tout au long du film. Rated 3.5/5 Stars • Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member kinda ok dont wast time Rated 2.5/5 Stars • Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 02/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews

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Michael Lehmann Director Billy Crystal Sam 'Sammy' Kamin Kathleen Quinlan Serena Kamin Gheorghe Muresan Max Zamphirescu Joanna Pacula Lilliana Rotaro Zane Carney Nick 'Nicky' Kaninq
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Synopsis Billy Crystal stars as Sammy, an agitated agent lost in the forest of the modern world, who happens upon a gentle giant with a tall talent for friendship named Max (Gheorghe Muresan). And while Max's life as a giant is no fairy tale, his heartwarming, hilarious adventures with Sammy prove that wishes really can come true.

Director
Michael Lehmann

Producer
Billy Crystal

Screenwriter
Billy Crystal, David Seltzer, David Seltzer

Distributor
Columbia Pictures

Production Co
Castle Rock Entertainment, Face Productions

Rating
PG (Violence|Language|Brief Crude Humor)

Genre
Comedy, Drama

Original Language
English

Release Date (Theaters)
Apr 10, 1998, Wide

Release Date (Streaming)
Jan 1, 2009

Box Office (Gross USA)
$8.0M

Runtime
1h 43m

Sound Mix
SDDS, Dolby SR, Dolby Digital, Surround, Dolby A, Dolby Stereo

Aspect Ratio
Flat (1.85:1)
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