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They Might Be Giants (1971)




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This whimsical comedy-drama centers on a retired judge, who comes to believe that he is Sherlock Holmes. When he is sent to a psychiatrist, he manages to charm the doctor, a woman by the name of Dr. Watson, who soon finds herself playing along with his fantasies.

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George C. Scott
as Justin Playfair
Joanne Woodward
as Dr. Mildred Watson
Jack Gilford
as Wilbur Peabody
Lester Rawlins
as Blevins Playfair
Ron Weyand
as Dr. Strauss
Peter Fredericks
as Her Boy Friend
Jenny Egan
as Miss Finch
Al Lewis
as Messenger
Oliver Clark
as Mr. Small
Jane Hoffman
as Telephone Operator
Dorothy Greener
as Telephone Operator
M. Emmet Walsh
as Sanitation Man
Louis Zorich
as Sanitation Man
Michael McGuire
as Telephone Guard
Eugene Roche
as Policeman
James Tolkan
as Mr. Brown
Frances Fuller
as Mrs. Bagg
Matthew Cowles
as Teenage Boy
Candice Azzara
as Teenage Girl
John McCurry
as Police Lieutenant
Paul Benedict
as Chestnut Vendor
Ralph Clanton
as Store Manager
Ted Beniades
as Cab Driver
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Critic Reviews for They Might Be Giants

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (1)

The pretense cannot mask the film's pusillanimous ideas.

February 7, 2018 | Full Review…

We could all be Holmes and, even more interestingly, Moriarty, in this case spectators without compassion, nor criteria, nor memory, judging, dictating the mental state of the two central characters. [Full Review in Spanish]

April 23, 2020 | Full Review…

Stellar performances by Scott and Woodward, but it eventually gets smothered by its ever-escalating whimsy.

June 22, 2019 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

Comédia romântica que se torna fascinante graças à sua galeria de personagens insanos, ao desempenho dos protagonistas e à curiosa mensagem sobre a busca da felicidade através do não-conformismo às convenções da sociedade.

July 16, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

For dark-edged whimsy and charm, few films are better.

May 20, 2003 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Its humor and emotions are subtle, and the exterior of the film is a quite bizarre mix of sometimes disparate elements

February 27, 2001 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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