Gulliver's Travels
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Jack Black stars in the 20th Century Fox adaptation of Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels with this fantasy-filled comedic production. This take on the timeless tale revolves around a shipwrecked mailroom clerk (Black) who discovers an island in the heart of the Bermuda Triangle where he is the biggest occupant in comparison to its tiny inhabitants. Shark Tale's Rob Letterman directs from a script by Forgetting Sarah Marshall's Nick Stoller and Joe Stillman (Shrek).

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 21%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"[A] dumb excuse for a movie."
‑ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
"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.""
‑ Scott Craven, Arizona Republic
"While the film retains the satire of the original story, it goes too far with the pop culture references."
‑ Kevin Carr, 7M Pictures
"This version of 'Gulliver's Travels' is strictly for the little people."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"Alternately yawningly obvious and under-sketched, the movie never settles on a consistent tone, or takes full comedic advantage of its big-man-in-a-small-land opportunity for steady physical comedy."
‑ Brent Simon, Screen International
"There is laziness at every turn -- in the writing, in the acting, in the filmmaking. Don't reward these yahoos."
‑ Eric D. Snider,
"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.""
‑ Nathan Rabin, AV Club
"The over the top performances of the well-spoken Lilliputians, and even that of Jack Black, go a long way towards helping make the movie better, but sadly, they just couldn't save the material from itself."
‑ Jeff Beck,
"It's a product for undemanding children to consume, one they'll forget pretty quickly after leaving the theater."
‑ Dave White,
"A star-studded re-imagining of a classic piece of literature that shoots for the moon, aims for laughs and misses both targets by a country mile."
‑ James Croot,
"I will tell you there's a cast credit for a character described only as "Butt-crack man." Consider yourself warned."
‑ Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post
"Some films are phoned in. The staggeringly awful "Gulliver's Travels" was texted."
‑ Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
"Despite its broad strokes of goofball, sometimes gross-out comedy tailored to Black's gonzo style, the movie does echo some of the classic novel's farcical observances."
‑ Neil Pond, American Profile
"There aren't many reasons to see Gulliver's Travels. In trying to fill several different identities, it fails at all of them."
‑ Todd Hertz, Christianity Today
"Jack Black used to be so cool."
‑ Bob Grimm, Reno News and Review
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