Gnomeo and Juliet Reviews

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered
July 24, 2013

Sophomoric humor and a lack of substance make Gnomeo and Juliet a rather forgettable flick.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Roger Moore
Movie Nation
January 29, 2013

A daft and mostly deft low-budget animated "Romeo & Juliet"

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
June 1, 2011

And thus the old joke has finally been fulfilled of someone pitching Romeo and Juliet to Hollywood and hearing in response, 'Couldn't they live at the end? I mean, it's kind of a downer.' [Blu-ray]

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Sean Axmaker
May 26, 2011

... shenanigans play out to a score of classic Elton John songs (and two new ones) and a script crammed full of pop-culture references and Shakespeare puns.

Jonathan W. Hickman
Daily Film Fix
March 31, 2011

One of the most charming and kid-friendly animated offerings in quite a while.

Linda Cook
KWQC-TV (Iowa)
March 25, 2011

Gnome matter what, I try not to pre-judge.

Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
March 7, 2011

A plethora of talented voices and some silly Shakespearean references make this cartoon a winner.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ken Marks
New Yorker
Top Critic
March 7, 2011

"Toy Story" goes Shakespearean in this animated retelling of the tale of the star-crossed lovers of Verona.

Roger Tennis
March 5, 2011

For a movie about inanimate objects, Gnomeo & Juliet is quite animated.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
March 4, 2011

For all the difference it would make, they could have just booted the Elton John tunes and instead employed, say, Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street" or Cee Lo's "**** You."

Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Top Critic
February 26, 2011

Gnomeo & Juliet stays too low to the ground to become an animated classic, but if there's a fairer midwinter's tale, wherefore art thou?

Carolyn Arends
Christianity Today
February 25, 2011

It's a diversity of talent befitting the melding of Shakespeare, Elton John, and garden gnomes; those unopposed to a little lunacy will enjoy the adventure.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rafer Guzman
Top Critic
February 25, 2011

Uneven is the course, as the Bard might say, but the ride is plenty of fun.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Tim Martain
The Mercury
February 24, 2011

For all the clever writing buried in the Gnomeo & Juliet script, the end result is a bit disappointing. But I couldn't hate it.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
February 23, 2011

Shakespeare is hovering, rolling, and leaping in his grave, folks...

Alice Tynan
Concrete Playground
February 20, 2011

There is something unbelievably cool about tapping your toes to Tiny Dancer, Rocket Man, and Bennie And The Jets while adorable little gnomes cavort about and ultimately wreak havoc on screen.

Leigh Paatsch
Herald Sun (Australia)
February 18, 2011

Gnomeo & Juliet was not a good idea to begin with.

Peter Galvin
February 18, 2011

Rest assured the ending here is very 21st century: cheap, predictable, and witless.

Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
February 17, 2011

What would have saved it, if it had been saved, is the design and animation.

Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Matt Neal
The Standard
February 17, 2011

The nine writers involved (this took nine writers?) wussed out on the tragic ending in a way that won't bother the kids but might feel like a cop-out to some of the older audience members.

Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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