Gnomeo and Juliet Reviews
Posted 02.11.11 by reelz
Loads of voice talent — Michael Caine, Jason Statham, Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, and Maggie Smith — don't push this Shakespeare update over the top.
"Shakespeare with lawn ornaments turns out to be an unexpectedly winning proposition..."
— Justin Chang, Variety
"For adults, Gnomeo & Juliet lacks wit, but the gnomes, artfully chipped and scratched, have a nifty 3-D tactility, and the title duo makes for an off-kilter pair of romantic action figures."
— Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
"...like watching an over-extended sketch. The first few minutes make you laugh. The next bring a slight smile. The rest of the time you are silent, the joke and the accompanying freshness having long gone stale."
— Bill Gibron, filmcritic.com
"...looks like an assembly line of parts from better film ... yet the film manages to create a unique mixture of whimsy, heartache, and tenderness that transcends its familiar structure."
— Glenn Heath Jr., Slant Magazine
"Rewatching The Lion King is a much better idea than wasting time in this animated gnome-man's land."
— Claudia Puig, USA Today