Sherlock Gnomes

In Cinemas Now

Johnny Depp, Emily Blunt and James McAvoy lend their voices to the follow-up to 2011's family animated film, Gnomeo & Juliet, helmed by the Oscar-nominated director of Kung Fu Panda.

Garden gnomes Gnomeo (McAvoy) and Juliet (Blunt) recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp) to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

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Directed by

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Paramount Animation

Animated, Comedy, Kids & Family, Fantasy, Mystery

86mins

Rating: G Very mild themes, animated violence and coarse language

USA, UK

Hollywood Reporter

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Simply put, Sherlock Gnomes is a dreadful bore.

Variety (USA)

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No one's bothered to figure what this movie has to offer beyond terrifically tactile stone figures going through the motions of what might be called Generic Animated Action Rescue Plot ...

New York Times

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Robbing Mr. Depp of his indispensable physical presence only highlights the ceramic stiffness of the jokes.

Entertainment Weekly

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Sherlock Gnomes doesn't quite have the originality and spark to make it a pop-culture phenomenon. Yet it's still an enjoyable family adventure with a solid message.

Sydney Morning Herald

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It's one for the gnome buffs.

The Age (Australia)

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If you're scratching around for something you can bear to sit through with your kids, this is - to quote another British classic - mostly harmless. Otherwise, it's one for the gnome buffs.