Gnomeo and Juliet
Gnomeo and Juliet (2011)

The greatest love story ever told, starring...garden gnomes? In the upcoming "Gnomeo & Juliet," Shakespeare's revered tale gets a comical, off-the-wall makeover. Directed by Kelly Asbury ("Shrek 2") and showcasing… More

Rated: G
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Release Date: May 24, 2011
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Critic Score: 55% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it has moments of inspiration, Gnomeo and Juliet is often too self-referential for its own good.

Ken Marks
New Yorker

"Toy Story" goes Shakespearean in this animated retelling of the tale of the star-crossed lovers of Verona.

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Laremy Legel
Film.com

Sadly, the music is largely wasted on the material, as somehow gnomes racing a lawnmower doesn't organically translate to a song about fighting and getting a little action in.

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Amy Curtis
We Got This Covered

Sophomoric humor and a lack of substance make Gnomeo and Juliet a rather forgettable flick.

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Joe Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Gnomeo & Juliet stays too low to the ground to become an animated classic, but if there's a fairer midwinter's tale, wherefore art thou?

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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Seriously, have most small children here even seen a garden gnome? Outside of a website commercial, maybe, or the cover of Grandpa's old "All Things Must Pass" album?

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Roger Moore
Movie Nation

A daft and mostly deft low-budget animated "Romeo & Juliet"

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Rafer Guzman
Newsday

Uneven is the course, as the Bard might say, but the ride is plenty of fun.

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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star

There's nothing here as clever as you find in Pixar fare, or Dreamwork's successful Shrek franchise, although co-writer/director Kelly Asbury did helm the Oscar-nominated Shrek 2.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

And thus the old joke has finally been fulfilled of someone pitching Romeo and Juliet to Hollywood and hearing in response, 'Couldn't they live at the end? I mean, it's kind of a downer.' [Blu-ray]

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Flixster Audience Score: 55% Flixster User Reviews
Lafe Fredbjornson
Interesting and cute twist on a classic story, even though it's a bit generic.. I don't mind all the Elton John music! The animators did a good job… More
Directors Cat
The funniest joke of the entire film is probably the witty title. Which i'm sure was the whole reason the movie got made. Because some executive went… More
Mark Hobin
Sweet cartoon tale based (obviously) on William Shakespeare's tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Blue Gnomeo and red Juliet are figurines on adjacent lawns of… More
paul sandberg
Ok, I laughed my ass off - don't know if it was simply because I was in the mood for a lighthearted farcical romp through the Bard's canon, or if the… More
Emily Armstrong
"Gnomeo smashed Tybalt!" I was so tickled by the fact that, despite the rather dark content of the famous story, this film never lets you forget that… More
Melvin White
Red Good Gnomes: The story you about to see has been told before. A lot.  "A little adventure goes a lawn way." Gnomeo and Juliet is a boring… More