Gulliver's Travels

2010

Action / Adventure / Comedy / Family / Fantasy

134
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 20%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Spilled 27%
IMDb Rating 4.9 10 64121

Synopsis


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August 31, 2011 at 09:21 PM

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Cast

Emily Blunt as Princess Mary
Jack Black as Lemuel Gulliver
Jason Segel as Horatio
Billy Connolly as King Theodore
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1.41 GB
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English 2.0
PG
23.976 fps
1 hr 25 min
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558.07 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
PG
23.976 fps
1 hr 25 min
P/S 3 / 33

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by johnstonjames 8 / 10

Farcical Send Up Of Jonathan Swift's Political Novel

who really knows what jonathan Swift would have thought of this. some of it is done in the spirit of his original story and it even includes the shocking urination part of Swift's book and the anti-war message that Swift inferred. basically this is mostly a irreverent and silly send up of a serious political allegory. how can you even look at Jack Black standing around in unkempt cargo shorts, tennis shoes and a t-shirt and take any of this seriously?

mostly this film was cute and had very little of Jack Black's trademark racy humor. this was sort of like 'school of rock' meets fairy tale Disney. certainly the modernized, irreverent adaptation that had little to do with the novel seemed typical Disney.

probably the best thing about this is Black. that's good enough for me. Black is the reason why i watch his movies in the first place and i usually find him entertaining. i was one of those rare persons who found 'Year one' funny. it's a added plus here that the movie has good FX and production values.

if there is any "real" message to be found here, besides the fact that JB is always cute, is the obvious one, inside every little guy is a great big giant of a man waiting to emerge.

this movie is certainly dedicated to the "little guy" everywhere. i'm also sure the author Swift would also like us to remember one of the main themes of his original story, "WAR! WHAT IZ IT GOOD FOR? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING!".

Reviewed by tavm 6 / 10

Jack Black's version of Gulliver's Travels isn't too bad if you have lowered expectations...

In my lifetime, I've seen a few previous adaptations of "Gulliver's Travels", 1) a series of short cartoons by Hanna-Barbera on the "Banana Splits" TV program, 2) the Max Fleischer animated feature from 1939, and 3) the NBC miniseries starring Ted Danson. And so, I've now seen this new movie starring Jack Black which, unlike the others I've just mentioned, initially takes place in modern day-New York City where the title character is a mail room deliverer who yearns to be a writer for the newspaper he works for but doesn't always put himself out there. Oh, and he also has a crush on the stunning editor (Amanda Peet) whose office he always passes through despite not always having mail for her. Anyway, when he finally bluffs his way through an assignment, Black's Gulliver uses a boat to go to the Bermuda Triangle where he finds himself shipwrecked to an island...Guess where he winds up? Okay, I didn't expect this movie to be faithful to the book at all especially judging from the previews so I wasn't too disappointed on that point. And I did find many scenes-especially those that parodied Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Titantic, and the rock group KISS-pretty funny. And Black, along with supporting players Emily Blunt, Jason Segel, and occasionally Ms. Peet provide their moments. But if this was your first time encountering Lemuel Gulliver, you'd definitely wonder what was so classic about the book he's in (assuming you even knew about it). Actually, I admit I only read about his adventures in Lilliput and Brobdingnag since the book I borrowed from my elementary school library was condensed to only those two adventures though like I said, I did see the Ted Danson miniseries that also had his other travels. So in summary, if you know what to expect from Jack Black, you probably won't be too disappointed. Others, beware...

Reviewed by kogrone 4 / 10

The Only Redeeming things was Emily Blunt

This movie was pathetic - such a HUGE disappointment. I'm not sure what the producers and directors were thinking???? I don't think they were thinking. Emily Blunt is a GREAT actress but wow, such a HUGE disappointment. NEVER AGAIN! Jack Black wasn't even funny. Why was he even considered? Why didn't they stick to the novel? I don't know what else to say but UGH! The story did not even being to resemble the awesome book. I'm sure the author is rolling over in his grave. So, this was pathetic, disgusting, stupid, disappointing... Am I forgetting anything? Oh yes, STUPID! Oh and don't even think about seeing this pathetic piece of - I can't even call it work, because its not a good piece of work. It's a sorry piece of trash. I honestly could not finish watching this and forbade my grand kids from watching it. Instead we went to the library and got the old version, that goes more by the book and is charming and interesting. I suggest you do the same. Please don't waste your time on this trash. Have a nice day.

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