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By Michelle Orange
It's all sweet and very, very silly. I was surprised by the subtleties - both comedic and thematic.
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
The cast gamely tries to keep up, with the scene-stealing O'Dowd making the strongest impression. Still, it all feels so lazy and familiar that adults may find themselves hoping Black will start to challenge himself again - and the more swiftly the better.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's not bad. It's cute.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Yet another foray into unnecessary 3-D, is a rehashed mishmash of Jonathan Swift's 18th-century classic. Mostly, it's a vehicle for Jack Black's zany humor.
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Entertainment Weekly

Strips the source material down to its recognizable parts and then builds something completely new out of them. Unfortunately, the result is entirely Lilliputian in ambition, even for a children's movie.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
While not the worst in recent 3D films, Gulliver's Travels is more gimmicky than a crackling good yarn.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Murderously unfunny.
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
At one point, Black puts out a fire by pissing on it. It's my job as a critic to piss on this dumb excuse for a movie. Consider it done.
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Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
A migraine inducement that you'd think Jack Black had gotten out of his system years ago. Yet he still finds an excuse to wear a blazer and shorts and fling his bodily orb like Angus Young on Guitar Hero night at the neighborhood bar.
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Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The 3-D is cheesy (2.2-D at best) the gags are gross (Gulliver urinates on an 18th-century palace to extinguish a fire) and the production abandons all hope of coherence when the hero fights a climactic battle with a giant robot out of "Transformers."
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33 out of 100
Generally unfavorable reviews
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