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  • Summary: This documentary profiles the groundbreaking career of the comedic musical group They Might Be Giants, which started as a duo of multi-instrumentalists both named John (Flansburgh and Linnell) in the 1980s and grew in the 1990s into being a full-fledged band.
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
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  1. 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.
  2. 80
    An absorbing and inspiring portrait of two musicians whose unerring sense of what's right -- both artistically and ethically -- has not just held them in good stead but driven their particular brand of success.
  3. 80
    Loaded with tons of personal stories told by both Johns (the two main members of They Might Be Giants) as well as people within the music industry.
  4. Gigantic has the informal tone and structure of an illustrated scrapbook with excerpts from concert and television performances interwoven with lighthearted testimonials by friends, supporters, collaborators and admirers and augmented by witty animated segments.
  5. A fan's dream, A.J. Schnack's worshipful documentary about the musical duo They Might Be Giants does a nice job reflecting the thoughtful, quirky sensibility of its subjects' songs. Just don't expect to learn much about the guys themselves.
  6. Reviewed by: Bill White
    Forget "The Revenge of the Nerds." This is the real thing.
  7. Will likely test the patience of all but the most devoted fans.

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  1. AdamA.
    Mar 27, 2007
    This is a very interesting documentary whether you love the band or have a slight interest. The way it was made gave it an interesting spin. Hopefully the director will go on to even better things. Expand

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