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Gulliver's Travels (2010)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  25 December 2010 (USA)
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Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Darcy Silverman
King Theodore
General Edward
Queen Isabelle
Emmanuel Quatra ...
King Leopold
Prince August
Nigel Travel Writer
Blefuscian Captain
Lilliputian Scientist


Lemuel Gulliver has been working in the mail room of a New York daily newspaper for the past ten years. Afraid to put himself out there, he considers himself a loser, as do all his peers. One day, after having finally had enough, he decides to declare his flame to the beautiful Darcy Silverman, the newspaper's travel editor and one of Gulliver's only friends...only to chicken out at the last minute and instead tell her that he'd like to try his hand at writing a column. Darcy accepts and sends him on an assignment to the Bermuda Triangle. There, Gulliver becomes shipwrecked and ends up on the island of Liliput, where he is twelve taller than the tallest man. For the first time, Gulliver has people looking up to him... Written by Happy_Evil_Dude

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for brief rude humor, mild language and action | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 December 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los viajes de Gulliver  »

Box Office


$112,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$6,307,691 (USA) (24 December 2010)


$42,776,259 (USA) (8 April 2011)

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

(Dolby 7.1 Surround Sound)|


Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Taylor Lautner was originally cast as Horatio but was dropped after producers changed their minds and considered him too young. Jason Segel replaced him. See more »


When Gulliver is inviting Dan from the mail room out for a drink early in film, Gulliver has his right thumb up, pointing to himself, but in the reverse shot of Dan, he has his left thumb up. See more »


Lemuel Gulliver: I'm not doing this. You got me in a diaper and a dress. I'm not doing tea time with you! Go find another doll!
Lemuel Gulliver: [the giant princess grunts to Gullivers & broke the rabbit doll's head & paused] Tea time for tee, haha...
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Crazy Credits

The end credits are presented as part of newspaper clips from Gulliver's column. Surrounding the credits is actual text from the original novel by Jonathan Swift, and mentions some adventures from the book that are not featured in the movie, such as the encounters with the subhuman "yahoos". See more »


Version of Gulliver's Travels (1996) See more »


Written by James Horner
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User Reviews

Action Figures
4 January 2011 | by (Virginia Beach) – See all my reviews

There is something brilliant about this project, something absolutely brilliant. You will find it hard to locate in the storm of distracting bad decisions elsewhere.

The bad? Well, you can read about that elsewhere. A cheap film factory and story meets the three Jack Black jokes.

The clever idea is this: Black plays a character who is a repressed nobody. In his own apartment, he acts out dramas from films with his collection of action figures. He goes to sleep, and dreams — maybe not because the fantasy doesn't need an explanation. He ends up in a land full of people the size of his action figures.

Once there, he tells them stories about himself drawn from all those movies, with him as the hero. They believe him of course. This is somewhat interesting. The brilliant part is how he inverts the inversion, by having the little people on stage reproducing scenes from the films with him as the hero. Later, they build him a replica of his real world as filtered through this lens.

The idea is pretty cool, and would have been worthy of something like "Synecdoche" and Philip Seymour Hoffman.

How this could have been spliced to Swift's original vision is too delicious. Swift was vulgar, offensive and unsettling in his truths. There is none of Swift here. I actually would have preferred seeing Travolta's Scientology disaster again rater than this. Cool idea though.

Ted's Evaluation -- 1 of 3: You can find something better to do with this part of your life.

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