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Gulliver's Travels (2010)

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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.

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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.
Rating:
PG (for brief rude humor, mild language and action)
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Box Office:
$42,776,259.00
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Cast

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 Scientist
Jake Nightingale
as Blefuscian Sentry 1
Okezie Morro
as Blefuscian Sentry 2
Christopher Middleton
as Blefuscian Sentry 3
Danni Benattar
as Giant Princess
Nieve Stenton
as Girl 2
Harry Peacock
as Lilliputian Royal Guard
Gemma Whelan
as Lilliputian Rose
Ian Porter
as Business Desk Editor
Stink Fisher
as Construction Worker
Bentley Kalu
as New York Tribune Staffer
Meredith Vieira
as Lilliputian
Joe Lo Truglio
as Butt-crack Man
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Critic Reviews for Gulliver's Travels

All Critics (118) | Top Critics (32)

[A] dumb excuse for a movie.

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

There is laziness at every turn -- in the writing, in the acting, in the filmmaking. Don't reward these yahoos.

Full Review… | December 28, 2010
Film.com
Top Critic

I will tell you there's a cast credit for a character described only as "Butt-crack man." Consider yourself warned.

Full Review… | December 27, 2010
Washington Post
Top Critic

The film stumbles along a predictable path, and there is an audible wince when Gulliver says, "These little people have grown large in my heart."

Full Review… | December 27, 2010
Arizona Republic
Top Critic

Like its protagonist, Gulliver's Travels is big, dumb, and slow-moving, a lumbering oaf of a movie that just barely makes it to feature-length via a groaningly unnecessary production number set to Edwin Starr's "War."

Full Review… | December 25, 2010
AV Club
Top Critic

Some films are phoned in. The staggeringly awful "Gulliver's Travels" was texted.

Full Review… | December 24, 2010
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Gulliver's Travels

½

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

½

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

EightThirty .
EightThirty .

Super Reviewer

½

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.

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