Gnomeo & Juliet

2011

Action / Animation / Comedy / Family / Romance

81
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 55%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 55%
IMDb Rating 6 10 47062

Synopsis


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Director

Cast

Emily Blunt as Juliet
James McAvoy as Gnomeo
Jason Statham as Tybalt
Maggie Smith as Lady Bluebury
3D.BLU 720p.BLU
1.35 GB
1920*1080
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 24 min
P/S 7 / 18
450.67 MB
1280*720
English
NR
23.976 fps
1hr 24 min
P/S 22 / 97

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by Eric Stevenson 6 / 10

Good for kids

This is one of the more recent Shakespeare adaptations and it's more or less the story with gnomes. In fact, that's all it is, really. I actually thought the animation was pretty nice. The main problem is that it's too short and it tries to put in too much with all this big conflict at the end that wasn't in the play. It just seems silly for a something with garden gnomes to have battle scenes. Still, I actually would recommend this to little kids because the film is completely harmless. There's absolutely nothing offensive in it.

It's at least much better than "Romeo And Juliet: Sealed With A Kiss" because this film was at least animated well and it didn't have the annoying characters. Of course, it's hard to make a kid's version of a Shakespeare play. I really do like the bit where the William Shakespeare statue comes to life and comments on the story. It does make you wonder how their world works. It seems to work on "Toy Story" where they're not allowed to show themselves to humans. The Elton John music is good too. **1/2

Reviewed by studioAT 2 / 10

The ending spoils it

Getting youngsters into Shakespeare is tough, so this film was a nice introduction to the story of Romeo and Juliet through a more fun way.

And this is a decent film. It's not in Shakespearian English, so is easily accessible and the voice cast give nice performances. By and large it's faithful to the original text too.

But the ending spoils it. I know it was a kids film, but the powers that be really copped out by changing the ending. It all starts going downhill as a film from the moment Gnomeo has a chat with Shakespeare really.

It's a shame because this film had some nice moments.

Reviewed by runamokprods 7 / 10

A lot of fun despite any flaws

OK, lets get the negative stuff out of the way. As its detractors are so eager to point out, this isn't as good as Toy Story, or the vast majority of Pixar's outlet. It's not as good as Lion King, It's not as good as Shrek. And it does weirdly over-rely on the familiar songs of Elton John (who executive produced) as score.

Fine. But that doesn't mean it can't be a cute, enjoyable, witty spin on Romeo and Juliet, with two backyards full of garden gnomes (and other garden features like frog fountains) at war with each other, and star-crossed lovers from each side falling in love in spite of it all.

And who can dislike the voice cast? James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith - some of Britain's very best bring character and comedy to their parts -- as do, in their own weird way Ozzy Osborne and Hulk Hogan in cameo roles (For that matter who could resist any film that brought such a surreal bunch of voices together?).

Yes, this isn't an all-time classic. But I think we've gotten so spoiled by being in a golden age of cartoon features that it's too easy to dismiss a good solid, fun effort like this.

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