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Running Time:
1 hour, 25 minutes

Rating: PG Parental Guidance Suggested.

Rating Explanation:
for brief rude humor, mild language and action.

Jimmy's Buzz Guide Review:
There are a few cheap laughs and the novelty will keep youngsters engaged for a time, but the story is too flimsy to hold even their interest for an hour and a half.

Additional Info:
2 Disc DVD Features: Disc 1 - Closed Caption; Gulliver's Travels in Standard Definition; Gag Reel.
Disc 2 - Gulliver's Fun Pack; I Don't Know...with Lemuel Gulliver; Deleted Scenes; Exclusive Short Features: Little and Large; Jack Black Thinks Big; Gulliver's Foosball Challenge; War Song Dance; Fox Movie Channel Presents In Character: Jack Black; Fox Movie Channel presents In Character: Jason Segel; Fox Movie Channel presents World Premiere; Fox Movie Channel presents Life After Film School: director comments by Rob Letterman.

Jack Black ... Lemuel Gulliver
Jason Segel ... Horatio
Emily Blunt ... Princess Mary
Amanda Peet ... Darcy Silverman
Billy Connolly ... King Theodore
Chris O'Dowd ... General Edward
T.J. Miller ... Dan

Gulliver's Travels
Gulliver's Travels starring Jack Black: DVD Cover Based loosely on the satirical 18th century novel by Jonathan Swift, but this new version has only the flimsiest connection to the classic novel. Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) works in the mailroom at a New York newspaper, where he torments a young colleague (T. J. Miller) and pines after the travel editor Darcy Silverman (Amanda Peet). After convincing her to let him write a story on the Bermuda Triangle, he's shipwrecked in Lilliput, an island populated by people who are 6 inches tall. There he befriends Horatio (Jason Segel) and helps the King and Queen (Billy Connolly and Catherine Tate) fend off their rival neighbors, becoming a hero in the process. But the Princess (Emily Blunt) has a pompous suitor (Chris O'Dowd) who plots Gulliver's downfall.     

There are a number of good things to say about Gulliver's Travels, including a nicely understated theme about an unambitious guy being able to prove himself. On the other hand, the movie is overloaded with special effects and Jack Black's constant mugging and there's so much of both that the story soon becomes irrelevant.

Pop culture references fill the movie, which was clearly made by a director Rob Letterman who grew up in the Star Wars generation. Visually, the effects are decent, but the whole project has a distinct whiff of the beginnings of a series.

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