Gnomeo and Juliet Reviews

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March 7, 2011
"Toy Story" goes Shakespearean in this animated retelling of the tale of the star-crossed lovers of Verona.
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?
February 25, 2011
Uneven is the course, as the Bard might say, but the ride is plenty of fun.
February 16, 2011
A fun, disposable animation designed for short attention spans and lovers of garden ornaments.
February 14, 2011
A lot of thought, love and (on the part of the animators) hard work has gone into this picture...
February 14, 2011
Sadly, the music is largely wasted on the material, as somehow gnomes racing a lawnmower doesn't organically translate to a song about fighting and getting a little action in.
February 11, 2011
Seriously, have most small children here even seen a garden gnome? Outside of a website commercial, maybe, or the cover of Grandpa's old "All Things Must Pass" album?
February 11, 2011
There's nothing here as clever as you find in Pixar fare, or Dreamwork's successful Shrek franchise, although co-writer/director Kelly Asbury did helm the Oscar-nominated Shrek 2.
February 11, 2011
What is there to say about a movie that beats its eccentric premise to the ground in the first scene, and doesn't stop?
February 11, 2011
[A] delightfully silly animated flick, which doesn't wear out its welcome.
February 11, 2011
Given the size of the writing staff, it's no surprise the script feels like a committee job, overstocked with a high ratio of groan-to-grin quips.
February 11, 2011
Creator Kelly Asbury has discovered imaginative ways to freshen up the timeless material and introduce it to the next generation.
February 11, 2011
If the movie, which starts out shakily, improves in the second half, it is a discombobulated grab bag of jokes peopled with characters who have little emotional resonance.
February 11, 2011
It's a sorry spectacle, watching garden gnomes being robbed of their dignity.
February 11, 2011
What makes the film most endearing is its unabashed eccentricity.
February 10, 2011
It's a little bit funny. Not much more than a bit, but enough to make this a cheerful, likable children's picture with a big heart.
February 10, 2011
This lively little film, a comic take on Shakespeare's tragedy, is really entertaining.
Top Critic
February 10, 2011
Much of the play's dialogue is updated. Jokes fall flat. And a ceramic gnome by any other name is still a kitschy little figure.
February 10, 2011
If only the 3-D hadn't been wasted on the claustrophobic trappings of a backyard feud.
February 10, 2011
Playful, inventive and endearing, this 84-minute epic is smart enough not to overstay its welcome as it steers clear of the fatuous and the formulaic.
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