(DVD - 2003)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Bick Benedict, his society-gilded wife and three generations of land-rich Texas sons and daughters love, swagger, connive and clash in a monumental drama of family strife, racial bigotry and conflict between cattle barons and newly-rich oil tycoons.


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Sep 10, 2014
  • garycornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The best picture you will ever see with Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean. Director George Stevens backed them up with such fine character actors as Carroll Baker, Chill Wills, Dennis Hopper, Sal Mineo, Rod Taylor and Earl Holliman. The story comes from Edna Ferber's great novel "Giant". Director George Stevens only worked with the best cinematographers and in the case of "Giant" it was William Mellor. You feel the size of Texas through his camera lens. You feel the love of Elizabeth Taylor or the jealousy of James Dean through his lens. "Giant" defines the term "Epic Movie". It runs 201 minutes and it seems to fly on by. The movie just couldn't be any better. You won't regret checking "Giant" out from the KCLS.!

Jun 06, 2014
  • hoacornell rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Giant is a perfect description of this movie. We have Rock Hudson, Elizabeth Taylor and James Dean. Now there is a cast of the century! Rock Hudson is tough but so is James Dean and the two don't get along. I loved every minute of this movie and even have a copy of the movie poster hanging in my house. I told you, I LIKE THIS MOVIE?

Feb 26, 2014
  • lukasevansherman rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

I doubt this movie would have the status it does if it weren't James Dean's last movie. He died in a car crash shortly before filming ended and this is the third of the three films he made. Based on Edna Ferber's novel, "Giant" lives up to its name; it's a sprawling, somewhat unwieldy saga of a Texas cattle family torn between their agrarian past and the oil-rich future. Coming in at 3 hours and change, it's a bit too long and slow in part. That said, it has three iconic actors as the leads, some great use of the Texas landscape (I"m sure it would look better on the big screen) and some still relevant themes. Liz Taylor, Rock Hudson and James Dean are all good in their roles, although it's odd to see them age, especially Dean, playing a character older than he would ever live to be. His transformation into a drunken, arrogant millionaire (with shades of Howard Hughes) is not terribly convincing. Dennis Hopper and Sal Mineo have small parts and they were also with Dean in "Rebel Without a Cause." The ending is kinda stupid. Directed by George Stevens, who also did "A Place in the Sun" and "Shane."

Sep 12, 2013
  • Palomino rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Don't forget to flip the DVD over and watch the 2nd half of the film! Obviously this is dated, but I liked it, even though something awful happens to the horse. The characters grow up to be better, more humane people.

Mar 18, 2013
  • Parineeta rated this: 5 stars out of 5.


May 31, 2012

An overly long, plodding movie with little to recommend it.

Apr 16, 2012
  • mattblais rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

james dean

Nov 16, 2009
  • AS1987 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

George Steven's grandest epic!


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