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Gulliver's Travels Reviews

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Neil Pond
American Profile
September 9, 2011
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 | Original Score: 3/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 2, 2011
Black himself is the whole show here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Christian Toto
What Would Toto Watch?
December 31, 2010
This Jack Black attack is just right for Gulliver's Travels, a kiddie flick with no discernible aspirations.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jackie K. Cooper
jackiekcooper.com
December 28, 2010
Jack Black's adult fans, and all kids, will love this movie for the good-natured fun of it all
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Jim Schembri
The Age (Australia)
December 27, 2010
A quick, fun, family-friendly fantasy adventure spiced by some nifty visual effects.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Siobhan Synnot
Scotsman
December 27, 2010
Hardly classic comedy but snickering teens and small people may be charmed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
December 26, 2010
Amusing adventure for fans of Jack Black and silly jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Teddy Durgin
Screen It!
December 24, 2010
Yes, it's undeniably a commercial product of a studio system devoid of inspiration. But as a Jack Black vehicle and a product designed to entertain families, it succeeds. (Parental Review also Available)
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Betsy Sharkey
Los Angeles Times
December 24, 2010
"Gulliver's Travels" is one of those movies that falls between complete disaster and loads of fun. Mild amusement is probably about right.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
December 24, 2010
For a novel written nearly 300 years ago by a dour Irish cleric with a mad-on about the material world and a satiric mindset dark enough to flirt with misanthropy, it's amazing how well Gulliver's Travels travels.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
December 24, 2010
Black was already the world's biggest little kid, and he might be the only actor who could have made this movie such nimble fun. No matter how thin the concept, Black always manages to make it his own.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Charlotte O'Sullivan
London Evening Standard
December 24, 2010
Funny films are short on the ground and this one - which has already been dubbed a flop by US critics - deserves to be bigged up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
December 23, 2010
Emasculated Swift but entertaining enough for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
December 23, 2010
This is live action, and despite the 3-D, it's sorta old-fashioned, not that that's a bad thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Nick Pinkerton
L.A. Weekly
December 23, 2010
Black, looking like an unwashed clothes pile and capering in familiar "Uncle Jack" style, is a good babysitter.
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
December 23, 2010
The cast is enjoyable, with Jason Segel (as Gulliver's lil' pal, Horatio) and Emily Blunt (the local princess) a witty cut above for this sort of thing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Michelle Orange
Movieline
December 23, 2010
Lilliputian light and unconcerned about it, Gulliver's Travels clears enough antic elbow room for its liberal adaptation of Jonathan Swift's classic novel to do its thing without too much offense and then pretty much disappears.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.5/10
Terry Staunton
Radio Times
December 23, 2010
It's all silly, predictable fun, with director Rob Letterman delivering a smattering of well-executed sight gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Leo Robson
Financial Times
December 22, 2010
Arch irony, whimsical inventiveness and antic charm.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Risley
Sky Movies
December 22, 2010
The simple fact is that Jack Black's back doing what he does best - making fart and pee jokes, rocking out in over-the-top shoehorned fashion, and poking fun at his own tubbiness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
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Variety
February 23, 2012
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
December 26, 2010
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