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Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

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

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John Stevenson

Writers:

Ben Zazove (screenplay by), Andy Riley (story by) | 9 more credits »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelly Asbury ... Goons (voice)
Mary J. Blige ... Irene (voice)
Emily Blunt ... Juliet (voice)
Julio Bonet Julio Bonet ... Mankini (voice)
Gary Bradbury Gary Bradbury ... Barry the Toilet Gnome (voice)
Michael Caine ... Lord Redbrick (voice)
Gang Chi ... Video Game Player (voice)
Rosalie Craig Rosalie Craig ... Nimrod Captain (voice)
Jamie Demetriou ... Moriarty (voice)
Johnny Depp ... Sherlock Gnomes (voice)
Chiwetel Ejiofor ... Dr. Watson (voice)
Dexter Fletcher ... Gargoyle Reggie (voice)
Steve Hamilton Shaw Steve Hamilton Shaw ... Steve Gnome (voice)
Leyla Hobart Leyla Hobart ... Policewoman (voice)
James Hong ... Salt Shaker (voice)
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Sherlock Gnomes (Johnny Depp) and his assistant, Dr. Gnome Watson (Chiwetel Ejiofor), storm into London's natural history museum, where their nemesis, a pie mascot named Moriarty (Jamie Demetriou), is holding gnomes hostage, planning to smash them. After a brief battle, Moriarty is defeated by getting seemingly crushed by a dinosaur skeleton. Meanwhile, Gnomeo (James McAvoy) and Juliet (Emily Blunt), as well as the other gnomes, are moving to London. While there, Gnomeo and Juliet are declared the new leaders of the garden. Noticing that Juliet has cast him aside to improve the garden, Gnomeo leaves to find a flower as a centerpiece, but nearly gets caught in a shop, forcing Juliet to rescue him. Gnomeo and Juliet return to the garden, but then find out that all of the other gnomes have gone missing. Sherlock and Watson show up at the scene to investigate, and after Gnomeo and Juliet help them escape from a sewer flood, Sherlock agrees for them to team up.

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Where in the world are the missing gnomes? See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some rude and suggestive humor. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This is Johnny Depp's third animated movie, after Corpse Bride (2005) and Rango (2011), the latter of which being another movie that was distributed by Paramount Pictures. See more »

Goofs

During the arm wrestle the toy monkey has his arm ripped off, then a few minutes later, while they are dancing, the arm has re-appeared. See more »

Quotes

Gnomeo: We did it! Two garden gnomes against two giant gargoyles... they never stood a chance.
Juliet: Of course they didn't, we're Gnomeo and Juliet!
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Crazy Credits

There are various gnome animations in a cartoon-like fashion throughout the entire length of the credits of Sherlock Gnomes. See more »

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Featured in Half in the Bag: Annihilation (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Philadelphia Freedom
Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John vs Pnau (as PNAU)
Produced by Pnau (as PNAU) and Gus Dudgeon
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Really cute, but way too generic.
28 March 2018 | by letandeSee all my reviews

Ah, direct sequel to Gnomeo & Juliet. And you know? I kind of waited for it. Back in 2011 I thought that Gnomeo & Juliet was pretty cute. I always loved stories about the worlds of toys and garden gnomes added nice little touch to the concept. The biggest problem with Gnomeo & Juliet was the fact that it was somewhat... boring. It was a cute little family movie with nice animation and some pretty heartwarming moments, but... it was also somewhat generic. So, while 10+ kids had a chance to fully enjoy it, parents, on the other hand, were can't help but feel sleepy from time to time. Just because, well, they've seen most of the stuff already for quite some times. Yes, garden with cute little gnomes was a nice touch, but it wasn't enough to turn the whole thing into an exciting experience. So, what I expected from sequel is to fix that problem. Because with better script Gnomeo & Juliet had a chance to become really good. So, did sequel achieve that?

Unfortunately, no. Quite the opposite, actually. Sherlock Gnomes is pretty much exactly the same thing. Which means that we've got a lot of adorable characters, we've got stars (Ozzy Osbourne returns as Fawn, while Johnny Depp voices the title character), we've got surprisingly good animation with really nice 3D, we've got soundtrack with a lot of famous songs by Sir Elton John, we've got a story with meaning for both kids and adults, we've got some heartwarming moments... BUT we didn't get anything unique. Like with Gnomeo & Juliet, you won't miss anything special if you'll skip Sherlock Gnomes. Just because a lot of other animated movies can provide pretty much the same thing with almost the same stories and meanings. So, again, garden gnomes repeated their biggest mistake. They didn't provide the real reason to pay for a ticket.

Of course, there are moments in your life when you want a family movie and don't want to re-watch the Toy Story for like a million time. And that's where this movie shines. It's something that was made exactly for such moments. To fill the gap between you re-watching Toy Story and you re-watching Despicable Me during your family animation marathon on holidays. Some scenes are actually feel like they were made with those movies in mind. It's like more of the same and that's it. So, did I enjoy Sherlock Gnomes? Yep. Does it worth going to a movie and pay for tickets? Nope. Like previous movie, this one is something you occasionally watch on Netflix. And there's no other way to it, even if it means for you to miss pretty nice 3D.


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Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$59,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,604,774, 25 March 2018

Gross USA:

$43,242,871

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$90,497,778
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2.35 : 1
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