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FILM DETAILS
Certificate
U
Cast
James McAvoy (voice)
Emily Blunt (voice)
Jason Statham (voice)
Michael Caine (voice).
Directors
Kelly Asbury.
Screenwriters
Mark Burton
Kevin Cecil
Andy Riley.
Running Time
84 minutes

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Gnomeo & Juliet
Gnome is where the heart is


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Plot
Two garden ornaments find love amongst their conflicting families.


Review
Gnomeo & Juliet
Whoever came up with this crackpot idea — a computer-animated take on Shakespeare’s tragedy, played out between garden gnomes involved in the middle of a turf war, with the songs of Elton John — deserves some sort of Nick Park Award for English Eccentricity. Incredibly, it works — and not just for the very young children it’s aimed at. This is largely thanks to an extraordinary cast of recognisable voices — it’s rare to find Maggie Smith and Ozzy Osbourne on the same credit block — and a near-constant sense of madcap invention from the nine credited writers (not counting a certain Mr. Shakespeare), and a director (Shrek 2’s Kelly Asbury) who can turn a fairy tale on its head.


Verdict
Totally crackers but it gets powered by pure invention and eccentricity alone.


Reviewed by David Hughes

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tp://www.imdb.com/title/tt0377981/]Gnomeo & Julietquot;This story has been told before... A lot. And we're going to tell it again, but different." It indeed is something different to see the old Romeo and Juliet story being told from the point of view of a couple of Gnomes.It turned out to be a fun film but nothing special. The funniest thing about it are the nods to other films. Funny to have seen but that was about it. /b] ... More

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Posted by TheGodfather at 22:10, 07 August 2011 | Report This Post


gnomeo and juliet animation genius

I watched this film with my children tonight and, safe to say, it does exactly what it says on the tin: funny (check), entertaining (yip), charming (it does have animated gnomes - they could not be cuter) and, in my opinion, it is a highly enjoyable film. If you fail to be charmed...a plague on your summer planters! ... More

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Posted by netts at 22:29, 12 June 2011 | Report This Post


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As usually happens with any animated movie these days that isn’t Pixar, Gnomeo and Juliet has had mainly average reviews but the audience I saw it with, full of kids adults, loved it and rightly so, this is a terrific audience pleaser, terrific fun from beginning to end.  Of course the story of Romeo and Juliet has had countless cinematic telling and has been adapted in many ways, so perhaps we don’t need another version, but it was a stroke of eccentric genius to use garden gnomes ... More

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Posted by Dr Lenera at 21:14, 28 February 2011 | Report This Post


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Saw this yesterday, and my kids (11 and 4) both loved it - so it definitely appeals to the target market. There's not much for adults but it's pleasant and really charming. Technically though, it's dazzling - the gnomes are both winningly cute and also - in plot terms - cleverly helped or hindered by their physical characteristics as garden ornaments! I'll say no more on this so go and see it for yourselves. It's not up to Pixar standards of storyline, but the animation is superb and it offers ... More

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