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Gulliver's Travels (2010)



Critic Consensus: Though Jack Black is back doing what he does best, Gulliver's Travels largely fails to do any justice to its source material, relying instead on juvenile humor and special effects.

Movie Info

In a contemporary re-imagining of the classic tale, Gulliver, a big-talking mailroom clerk who, after he's mistakenly assigned a travel piece on the Bermuda Triangle, suddenly finds himself a giant among men when he washes ashore on the hidden island of Lilliput, home to a population of very tiny people. At first enslaved by the diminutive and industrious Liliputians, and later declared their hero, Gulliver comes to learn that it's how big you are on the inside that counts.more
Rating: PG (for brief rude humor, mild language and action)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nick Stoller, Joe Stillman, Nicholas Stoller
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 19, 2011
Box Office: $42.8M
20th Century Fox - Official Site


Jack Black
as Lemuel Gulliver
Jason Segel
as Horatio
Emily Blunt
as Princess Mary
Amanda Peet
as Darcy Silverman
Billy Connolly
as King Theodore
Chris O'Dowd
as General Edward
Catherine Tate
as Queen Isabelle
Emmanuel Quatra
as King Leopold
Olly Alexander
as Prince August
Richard Laing
as Nigel Travel Writer
David Sterne
as Foreman
Stewart Scudamore
as Blefuscian Captain
Jonathan Aris
as Lilliputian Scientis...
Jake Nightingale
as Blefuscian Sentry 1
Okezie Morro
as Blefuscian Sentry 2
Christopher Middleto...
as Blefuscian Sentry 3
Danni Benattar
as Giant Princess
Harry Peacock
as Lilliputian Royal Gu...
Gemma Whelan
as Lilliputian Rose
Ian Porter
as Business Desk Editor
Stink Fisher
as Construction Worker
Bentley Kalu
as New York Tribune Sta...
Meredith Vieira
as Lilliputian
Joe Lo Truglio
as Butt-crack Man
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Critic Reviews for Gulliver's Travels

All Critics (121) | Top Critics (33)

[A] dumb excuse for a movie.

Full Review… | February 3, 2011
Rolling Stone
Top Critic

The pitch to remake this was probably four words: Gulliver's Travels Jack Black. No adjectives, no adverbs, and, most of all, no imagination. Fox took the bait, and this Christmas there's something smelling rotten under the tree.

Full Review… | July 11, 2015
Film Threat

While the film retains the satire of the original story, it goes too far with the pop culture references.

Full Review… | October 14, 2013
7M Pictures

The over the top performances of the well-spoken Lilliputians, and even that of Jack Black, go a long way towards helping make the movie better, but sadly, they just couldn't save the material from itself.

Full Review… | September 21, 2012

Despite its broad strokes of goofball, sometimes gross-out comedy tailored to Black's gonzo style, the movie does echo some of the classic novel's farcical observances.

Full Review… | September 9, 2011
American Profile

This version of 'Gulliver's Travels' is strictly for the little people.

Full Review… | April 23, 2011
Movie Metropolis

Audience Reviews for Gulliver's Travels


Unnecessary, preposterous, and hardly ever paying a homage to the original tale, this re-imagining of "Gulliver's Travels" is boring and stupid. Jack Black is just being himself in this film, and it seems like the filmmakers are hoping for that to carry the film, and honestly, as sad as it is, that is the best part about it. We are supposed to be told the backstory of these little people, but instead we are told the story from the perspective of Gulliver, which is much less interesting. The original cartoon showed depth in these miniature people and had you rooting for everyone, but in this film everyone is just "there" with nothing to do. The dialogue is laughable, the gags rely on todays technology, and the plot twists are very childish. This film is garbage, but I did admire the few winks it delivered!

KJ Proulx
KJ Proulx

Super Reviewer


12/08/2012 (Blu-Ray 3D)

EightThirty .

Super Reviewer


Everyone who watched this movie expected something big out of it. Jack Black doing his trademark stuff with a bit of physical humour and a story that fitys him. Sounded absolutely great. But unfortunately it didn't do justice to the source material and the effects much like the story was flimsy and unconvincing.

Directors Cat
Directors Cat

Super Reviewer

Gulliver's Travels Quotes

Lemuel Gulliver: There's no small jobs - just small people.
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)
Lemuel Gulliver: I'm not doing this. You got me in a diaper and a dress. I'm not doing tea time with you! Go find another doll!
– Submitted by Chris P (5 years ago)

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