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In the 1920s, Jordan 'Bick' Benedict, head of a wealthy Texas ranching family, travels to Maryland to buy War Winds - a horse that he is planning to put out to stud. There he meets and courts socialite Leslie Lynnton (Elizabeth Taylor), who ends a budding relationship with British diplomat Sir David Karfrey (Rod Taylor) and marries Bick after a whirlwind romance.
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EmanuelLevy.Com
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December 13, 2005

Some critics consider Giant to too bloated and sprawling, but by its era's standards, it exposed idelogical cracks in the American Dream, the myth of melting pot, women's allotted place in society.
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TV Guide
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November 13, 2007

Like the title says.
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Chicago Reader
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November 13, 2007

Much of it is awful, but it's almost impossible not to be taken in by the narrative sprawl.
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Time Out
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June 24, 2006

Stevens' sprawling epic of Texan life, taken from Edna Ferber's novel, strives so hard for Serious Statements that it ends up as a long yawn.
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Total Film
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April 14, 2014

The combination of director George Stevens and source novelist Edna Ferber, both given to expressions of overblown high seriousness, yields a long, slow, achingly self-important movie.
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Village Voice
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September 28, 2016

Sweeping saga of American prosperity that reveals its racist underbelly; glorious star vehicle that upends rigid gender roles; modern western that questions the validity of frontier land ownership.
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Film4
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November 13, 2007

Its deeper themes and superb performances from Taylor, Hudson and Dean make it a classic Hollywood epic.
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Hollywood Reporter

June 14, 2003

A real movie is big, grand, magnificent and regales you with all the power that movies can wield upon a viewer's imagination and spirit. George Stevens' 1956 production, Giant, is a real movie.
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ColeSmithey.com

May 11, 2007

Dean's last performance is poetry in motion.
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Variety
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November 13, 2007

An excellent film which registers strongly on all levels, whether it's in its breathtaking panoramic shots of the dusty Texas plains; the personal, dramatic impact of the story itself, or the resounding message it has to impart.
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New York Times

May 20, 2003

Giant, for all its complexity, is a strong contender for the year's top-film award.
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