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Gulliver's Travels Reviews

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Jeff Beck
Examiner.com
September 21, 2012
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 | Original Score: 2.5/4
Josh Jackson
Paste Magazine
December 23, 2010
One giant mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.3/10
Sophie Ly
FILMINK (Australia)
December 20, 2010
Family-friendly and entertaining, Gulliver's Travels is lightly amusing but don't expect a mind-blowing affair.
Shannon Wright
Moviedex
December 30, 2010
Jack Black's crude, unsophisticated comedy has never much appealed to this reviewer - a scene in which the giant urinates all over comedic great Billy Connolly says it all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Keith Staskiewicz
Entertainment Weekly
December 24, 2010
Gulliver's Travels strips the source material down to its recognizable parts and then builds something completely new out of them. Unfortunately, the result is entirely Lilliputian in ambition, even for a children's movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Matt Neal
The Standard
December 28, 2010
The kids will be momentarily distracted by the cheap laughs to not notice the sub-par special effects, drab plotting and tiresomeness of Black's man-child antics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
James Croot
Flicks.co.nz
January 11, 2011
A star-studded re-imagining of a classic piece of literature that shoots for the moon, aims for laughs and misses both targets by a country mile.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Josh Bell
Las Vegas Weekly
December 22, 2010
Any of the social commentary in Swift's original version is completely lost, replaced not by more up-to-date satire but by lazy pop-culture references and tired antics.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
December 23, 2010
Even at 83 minutes (plus a three minute cartoon) it's a drag, another 3D movie for kids in which the 3D adds nothing, merely subtracting from parents' wallets.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Roz Laws
Birmingham Post
December 30, 2010
Don't bother travelling to your cinema to see it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Catherine Jones
Liverpool Echo
December 24, 2010
Black can barely keep a straight face as he gambols from one digital effects sequence to the next.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
December 23, 2010
The chief sin committed by Gulliver's Travels is not that it's a poor adaptation but that its entertainment value is almost nonexistent.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
December 24, 2010
The flaccid torpor of the script shows utter contempt for its audience in every line.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 18, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: D
December 23, 2010
Yes, a giant robot. In Gulliver's Travels. Because - like the carriage chase that Robert Zemeckis plopped into last year's A Christmas Carol - these centuries-old classic tales cry out for loud and obnoxious 21st century special effects.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
December 24, 2010
What were they thinking? What were they smoking? What were they singing on the way to the bank?
Simon Jablonski
Little White Lies
December 27, 2010
Unfunny, unconvincing, too much jiggling, not enough story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
William Goss
Cinematical
December 25, 2010
It's numbing to watch the moderate imagination that comes with placing a big man among a shrunken society fade away in favor of gross-out gags, pop-culture references and a sing-along finale more groan-inducing than most.
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
December 24, 2010
Really, this could have done with some bigger laughs.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 22, 2010
I saw the picture with plenty of kids in the audience and even they seemed bored by the end.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
Brent Simon
Shared Darkness
May 15, 2012
Ken Eisner
Georgia Straight
December 26, 2010
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Variety
February 23, 2012
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