Gnomeo and Juliet


Gnomeo and Juliet

Critics Consensus

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



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The greatest love story ever told, 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 both classic and original songs by Elton John, the film features the voices of James McAvoy and Emily Blunt as Gnomeo and Juliet, who have as many obstacles to overcome as their quasi namesakes when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. But with plastic pink flamingos and thrilling lawnmower races in the mix, can this young couple find lasting happiness? Two garden gnomes, Gnomeo (voice of James McAvoy) and Juliet (voice of Emily Blunt), try to avoid tragedy and find a happy ending to their star-crossed love affair when they are caught up in a feud between neighbors. -- (C) Disney


Michael Caine
as Lord Redbrick
Jim Cummings
as Featherstone
Maggie Smith
as Lady Bluebury
Patrick Stewart
as Bill Shakespeare
Julie Walters
as Miss Montague
Hulk Hogan
as Terrafirminator V.O.
Kelly Asbury
as Red Goon Gnomes
Richard Wilson
as Mr. Capulet
Dolly Parton
as Dolly Gnome
Julia Brams
as Stone Fish
Julia Braams
as Stone Fish
James Daniel Wilson
as Fishing Gnome
Tim Bentinck
as Conjoined Gnome Left
Julio Bonet
as Mankini Gnome
Neil McCaul
as Conjoined Gnome Right
Maurissa Horwitz
as Call Me Doll
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Critic Reviews for Gnomeo and Juliet

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Audience Reviews for Gnomeo and Juliet

  • Nov 10, 2013
    The Shakespeare references got the biggest giggles in our house, along with the parts of the movie that did align with Romeo and Juliet. Cute story, though.
    Angela A Super Reviewer
  • Aug 01, 2012
    When the humans are away, the garden gnomes get to play, with lawnmowers. In lane 1, you have Tybalt for the reds. In lane 2, you have Gnomeo for the blues. Tybalt wins but not without an accusation of cheating from Gnomeo. As mortal enemies, Gnomeo vows revenge. While out and about in the middle of the night, he runs into Juliet of the reds who is looking for an orchid to spruce up the place. At first, they take a liking to each other but whatever feelings they have are complicated once their true identities are revealed. "Gnomeo and Juliet" is much more fun than any movie about garden gnomes has a right to be. In its uniquely charming and delightful way, the movie also proves to be a winning introduction to William Shakespeare instead of relying on the usual pop cultural inanities, with just the slightest bit of innuendo. While one character is admittedly a little grating, the Elton John songs are neatly integrated into the story.(But why not 'I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues?' Seriously.) And now I know why the Yankees garden gnome my mom just got has been giving me the evil eye...
    Walter M Super Reviewer
  • Mar 30, 2012
    The reason this film works so well is that someone took the time to faithfully adapt the original play. As for the tragic'll just have to see it for yourself.
    Marcus W Super Reviewer
  • Jan 27, 2012
    Surprisingly this film isn't as stupid and one would imagine. In fact, it's fairly good. At the start of the film, Gnomeo & Juliet calls itself out as an unusual interpretation of the Shakespearean classic, setting up a smart, lighthearted tone for the story. With a stellar cast that includes James McAvoy, Emily Blunt, Jason Statham, and Patrick Stewart, the film springs to life. In this story the Montagues and the Capulets are neighbors with competing gardens that war with each other. It's quit an inventive and creative story, and the CG animation is top notch. Gnomeo & Juliet is a smart film that's a lot of fun.
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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