Gulliver's Travels Reviews

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February 3, 2011
[A] dumb excuse for a movie.
December 28, 2010
There is laziness at every turn -- in the writing, in the acting, in the filmmaking. Don't reward these yahoos.
December 27, 2010
A quick, fun, family-friendly fantasy adventure spiced by some nifty visual effects.
December 27, 2010
Truly dire...
December 27, 2010
Unfunny, unconvincing, too much jiggling, not enough story.
December 27, 2010
I will tell you there's a cast credit for a character described only as "Butt-crack man." Consider yourself warned.
December 27, 2010
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."
December 25, 2010
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."
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.
December 24, 2010
It all feels so lazy and familiar that adults may find themselves hoping Black will start to challenge himself again -- and the more swiftly the better.
December 24, 2010
What were they thinking? What were they smoking? What were they singing on the way to the bank?
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.
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.
December 24, 2010
Somewhere by the middle, the souffle collapses, and the movie becomes sleep-inducing. Gulliver doesn't have much to do in Lilliput, and we notice that before he does.
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.
December 24, 2010
I mean - really - do you have a burning desire to see Jack Black's buttocks? Blown up, in the land of Lilliput, to 12 times their normal size? I didn't think so.
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.
December 23, 2010
As so often, this diluted Gulliver's Travels is presented as if it were a children's story, clearly influenced by similarly defanged versions of Alice In Wonderland.
December 23, 2010
A murderously unfunny rethink of the groundbreaking literary satire.
December 23, 2010
A migraine inducement that you'd think Jack Black had gotten out of his system years ago.
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