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Gulliver's Travels Reviews

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Elias Savada
Film Threat
July 11, 2015
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 | Original Score: 1/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 14, 2013
While the film retains the satire of the original story, it goes too far with the pop culture references.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Jeff Beck
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
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 Plath
Movie Metropolis
April 23, 2011
This version of 'Gulliver's Travels' is strictly for the little people.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
Dave White
April 4, 2011
It's a product for undemanding children to consume, one they'll forget pretty quickly after leaving the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
February 25, 2011
There aren't many reasons to see Gulliver's Travels. In trying to fill several different identities, it fails at all of them.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Brent Simon
Screen International
February 10, 2011
Alternately yawningly obvious and under-sketched, the movie never settles on a consistent tone, or takes full comedic advantage of its big-man-in-a-small-land opportunity for steady physical comedy.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
February 3, 2011
[A] dumb excuse for a movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Croot
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
Bob Grimm
Reno News and Review
January 9, 2011
Jack Black used to be so cool.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
January 7, 2011
Jack Black's abridged version of Jonathan Swift's famed epic fairs slightly better than other recent family adaptations. It's silly and occasionally funny -- not bad for a movie starring a guy who saves an entire city with his urine.
Full Review | Original Score: C
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
January 3, 2011
Lilliputian in wit and Brobdingnagian in wretchedness...
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/4
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 2, 2011
Black himself is the whole show here.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Marjorie Baumgarten
Austin Chronicle
January 1, 2011
As disinterested in itself as Gulliver's Travels seems to be, it's a wonder it ever came into existence at all.
Full Review | Original Score: 0/5
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
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
December 31, 2010
... a quick, undemanding piece of subliterate junk.
| Original Score: 2/5
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
December 31, 2010
A holiday turkey.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Anthony Quinn
Independent (UK)
December 31, 2010
While nobody would seriously expect Hollywood to honour Jonathan Swift's satirical fantasy, we might at least have hoped for a few decent gags.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
December 30, 2010
Defangs one of English literature's most iconic works of satire and replaces its wit with Star Wars jokes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
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