Gulliver's Travels

Gulliver's Travels

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Gulliver's Travels

A family adventure-comedy based on the 18th Century novel by Jonathan Swift. In this contemporary take, Jack Black is travel writer Lemuel Gulliver who takes an assignment in Bermuda but ends up on the island of Lipiput where he towers over its miniature citizens.

Also stars Emily Blunt (Sunshine Cleaning) and Jason Segel (Forgetting Sarah Marshall). This is director Rob Letterman's third feature, having previously specialised in animation with Monsters vs Aliens and Shark Tale.

201085 minsUSA
AdaptationAdventureComedy
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Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

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The story grows more desperate as it goes on.

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TVNZ

TVNZ

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There seems to have been numerous versions of this story - so does the world need another one? And one in 3D?

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The New York Times

The New York Times

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For myself, I was but seldom inspired to peals of true laughter, though I did relish that part when Mr. Black, confronting a fire raging in the Palace of Lilliput, douses the blaze through heroic use of such means as Nature has provided him.

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Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

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You may be imagining this is an animated film, and that Jack Black is voicing Lemuel Gulliver. Not at all. This is live action, and despite the 3-D, it's sorta old-fashioned, not that that's a bad thing.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

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While not the worst in recent 3D films, Gulliver's Travels is more gimmicky than a crackling good yarn.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

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A low-grade comedy that'll have Jonathan Swift turning in his grave.

2.0
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I felt a bit torn between English comedy and the low IQ American "Jack Black" kind of humour plus too much primitive happy happy pancake pancake predictable script. I believe, due to some laughs, it still deserves two stars.

2.0
0

Nothing more nothing less. The odd laugh.. "slightly" interesting twist on the old story.

2.0
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This movie was pretty good and fun to watch. I would recommend it to friends and fans of Jack Black. If you don't like Jack Black (who plays pretty much the same type of character that he plays in most of his other movies) then I would probably suggest saving your money or wait til out on DVD.

3.0
0

Don't read the bad reviews, it's a great family movie enjoyed by us all.

4.0
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If you haven't seen this already....don't...and don't rent it on dvd either. Wait for it to be played...late at night on free tv, that way, you wouldn't have wasted your money...just your time! Director Rob Letterman should stick with animated movies...cause this was a stinker.

1.0
0

:)

5.0
0

If you do not want to run the risk of brain damaging your kids don't let them see it either!!!

1.0
0

In the latest Gulliver go round ( there have been at least a dozen variations since 1902) we have a production of enormous precise detail vividly brought alive by state of the art special effects, grand set design and lavish costuming all crushed by the uninspired casting of the slobbering one note buffoon Jack Black in the title role. In his pudgy mitts...

1.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

The story grows more desperate as it goes on.

0
TVNZ

TVNZ

press

There seems to have been numerous versions of this story - so does the world need another one? And one in 3D?

0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

For myself, I was but seldom inspired to peals of true laughter, though I did relish that part when Mr. Black, confronting a fire raging in the Palace of Lilliput, douses the blaze through heroic use of such means as Nature has provided him.

0
Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert

press

You may be imagining this is an animated film, and that Jack Black is voicing Lemuel Gulliver. Not at all. This is live action, and despite the 3-D, it's sorta old-fashioned, not that that's a bad thing.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

While not the worst in recent 3D films, Gulliver's Travels is more gimmicky than a crackling good yarn.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

A low-grade comedy that'll have Jonathan Swift turning in his grave.

2.0
0

I felt a bit torn between English comedy and the low IQ American "Jack Black" kind of humour plus too much primitive happy happy pancake pancake predictable script. I believe, due to some laughs, it still deserves two stars.

2.0
0

Nothing more nothing less. The odd laugh.. "slightly" interesting twist on the old story.

2.0
0

This movie was pretty good and fun to watch. I would recommend it to friends and fans of Jack Black. If you don't like Jack Black (who plays pretty much the same type of character that he plays in most of his other movies) then I would probably suggest saving your money or wait til out on DVD.

3.0
0

Don't read the bad reviews, it's a great family movie enjoyed by us all.

4.0
0

If you haven't seen this already....don't...and don't rent it on dvd either. Wait for it to be played...late at night on free tv, that way, you wouldn't have wasted your money...just your time! Director Rob Letterman should stick with animated movies...cause this was a stinker.

1.0
0

:)

5.0
0

If you do not want to run the risk of brain damaging your kids don't let them see it either!!!

1.0
0

In the latest Gulliver go round ( there have been at least a dozen variations since 1902) we have a production of enormous precise detail vividly brought alive by state of the art special effects, grand set design and lavish costuming all crushed by the uninspired casting of the slobbering one note buffoon Jack Black in the title role. In his pudgy mitts...

1.0
0