Gnomeo and Juliet

Gnomeo and Juliet

Gnomeo and Juliet

Family animated adventure from the director of Shrek 2 based on Shakespeare's tale of forbidden love, set in the secret world of garden gnomes.

Something you may not know: gnomes come to life when you're not looking. More than that, they can fall in love like lovesick Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and the enamoured Juliet (Emily Blunt). But this romance faces many obstacles including a tall garden fence and their respective, fueding families (red vs blue gnomes). Features a soundtrack of classic Elton John tunes.

2011Rating: PG84 minsUK, USA
AnimatedComedyKids & FamilyFantasyRomance

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Gnomeo and Juliet / Reviews

Time Out

Time Out

Even if it doesn't quite gel, it's admirable that a film made of such weird ingredients is even vaguely palatable.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Far too much of the film is devoted to eye-rolling pop-culture gags and long montages set to recycled Elton John songs.

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Boston Globe

Boston Globe

As enjoyable as non-Pixar kiddie flicks get, a high-spirited, high-end comic revamp of Big Bill's eternal tragedy.

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Time Magazine

Time Magazine

Defiantly derivative and groaning from joke overload...

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Playful, inventive and endearing, this 84-minute epic is smart enough not to overstay its welcome...

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The New York Times

The New York Times

A discombobulated grab bag of jokes peopled with characters who have little emotional resonance.

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Slant Magazine

Slant Magazine

The snappy and simplistic prologue proves that the film is only interested in strip-mining Romeo and Juliet for its elemental parts.

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The Age

The Age

A fun, disposable animation designed for short attention spans and lovers of garden ornaments.

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Total Film

Total Film

Shame about the annoying plastic flamingo (this movie’s version of Madagascar’s King Julien) and a general tone of wisteria unelfily close to that of Luc Besson’s Arthur cartoons.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

Totally crackers but it gets powered by pure invention and eccentricity alone.

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