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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This lively little film, a comic take on Shakespeare's tragedy, is really entertaining.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
It has its own bizarre charms and a breezy confidence that renders it the very definition of a simple pleasure.
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Every movie about cuddly dwarf statues in an English garden should have music this big.
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By Bob Mondello
Theatrically inclined parents will also appreciate a passing reference to the Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Moving Co.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
It's a sorry spectacle, watching garden gnomes being robbed of their dignity.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Michael Rechtshaffen
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.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
A ceramic gnome by any other name is still a kitschy little figure.
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By Stephanie Zacharek
What a dud of a story! You know what it needs to dress it up? Garden gnomes.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Amy Biancolli
As weird as it sounds.
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New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This is perhaps for Shakespeare completists only.
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53 out of 100
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