Gnomeo & Juliet
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Kids will fall in love with it as a movie treat full of heart, laughs and fantastic songs, and it could have crossover appeal as a Valentine date night treat thanks to all its pointy-hatted romance.
The voices are outstanding; the story demands British accents, and with such people as Caine and Smith providing them, so much the better.
A welcome dose of honest silliness at a time when most family-oriented toons settle for smart-alecky.
Every movie about cuddly dwarf statues in an English garden should have music this big.
If it's not an unerringly faithful adaptation of Shakespeare's play, it still manages enough wit and charm to come off.
Totally crackers but it gets powered by pure invention and eccentricity alone.
The Hollywood Reporter
The movie comes up short on inspiration despite a stellar voice cast that includes James McAvoy and Emily Blunt and a toe-tapping songbook by Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
What a dud of a story! You know what it needs to dress it up? Garden gnomes.
The movie's overall lack of imagination is the real tragedy.
Novelty alone does not a good idea make, and in the case of Gnomeo and Juliet, it's rather a disturbing, even fetishy one.
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