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Gnomeo & Juliet

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This new take on the Shakespeare classic has enough laughs for the little ones

Gnomeo & Juliet review

‘It’s a little bit funny…’ trills Elton John aptly as garden gnomes from rival gardens fall in love in this Shakespeare reboot.

Gnomeo & Juliet is just that – a little bit funny, sort of amusing, cutely OK. But with a Brit cast this starry (Michael Caine, Maggie Smith, Patrick Stewart…) and a brightly conceived world, it could’ve been sharper.

Emily Blunt and James McAvoy do their perky best as the titular star-crossed pottery, the action trips along briskly and Elton cranks out his back catalogue to kiddie-entrancing effect, but adults may yearn for Toy Story smarts.

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