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Roald Dahl's The BFG


An orphan little girl befriends a benevolent giant who takes her to Giant Country, where they attempt to stop the man-eating giants that are invading the human world.

  • Director: Steven Spielberg
  • Main Cast: Rebecca Hall, Mark Rylance, Jemaine Clement, Ruby Barnhill
  • Soundtrack: John Williams
  • Cinematography: Janusz Kamiński
  • Screenplay: Melissa Mathison, Roald Dahl

Original Title: The BFG

  • Cinema Premiere: July 1, 2016

What do the critics think?


8 reviews of Roald Dahl's The BFG (2016)

  • 1. Svenska Dagbladet
    8.3 / 10

    Steven Spielberg succeeds where others have failed in adapting Roald Dahl's whimsical stories. The result is a gentle and nuanced film with just the right amount of absurdity and humor. - Anna Hellsten

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  • 2. Filmeye
    8 / 10

    7-year-olds are probably a bit scared by the loud noise and commotion of the wicked giants. I also don't think they perceive and appreciate all the events and dialogues. But as a family movie, it's good, but a bit too long. - Jan-Eje Ferling

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  • 3. Expressen
    8 / 10

    A brilliant Mark Rylance goes a long way - Bernt Eklund

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  • 4. Spel och film
    7.9 / 10

    It's possible that it's a bit too long and sometimes a bit too self-evident. At the same time, it's clear that the Big Friendly Giant has a mission that is never talked about. To teach us humans something about ourselves, and he succeeds quite well with that. - Magnus Carling

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  • 5. Nöjesguiden
    6 / 10

    Many scenes - for example, when the giant is offered a grand breakfast buffet at Buckingham Palace - are ingeniously designed, and although it often feels somewhat mechanical, "Roald Dahl's The BFG" is still a towering film that reaches several notches above Spielberg's high baseline. - Calle Wahlström

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  • 6. Sveriges Radio
    6 / 10

    I think SVJ is well-made family entertainment, with a little bit of mild thrills. - Björn Jansson

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  • 7. Moviezine
    4 / 10

    Steven Spielberg and his team have created an incredible world with two very fine characters, but have not given them anything sensible to do. They often get stuck in scenes that are far too long, which are very nice, but do not move the story forward. The pace suffers when the thin children's book is stretched into a two-hour film. - Alexander Kardelo

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  • 8. Filmtopp
    4 / 10

    "Roald Dahl's The BFG" is not a film that I regret seeing, but I almost forgot about it before I even left the cinema. - Thilda Rimsäter

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World-Wide Box Office Revenue

Box Office

Roald Dahl's The BFG has earned a total of 195 243 411 dollars from cinemas across the world (the global box office).