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Sherlock Gnomes (2018)

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Garden gnomes, Gnomeo & Juliet, recruit renowned detective Sherlock Gnomes to investigate the mysterious disappearance of other garden ornaments.

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John Stevenson

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Ben Zazove (screenplay by), Andy Riley (story by) | 9 more credits »
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Cast

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 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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Storyline

Sherlock Gnomes and his assistant, Gnome Watson, storm into London's natural history museum, where their nemesis, a pie mascot named Moriarty, 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 and Juliet, 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 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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Taglines:

Out of the garden, into the great unGnome! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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UK | USA

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English | Mandarin

Release Date:

23 March 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gnomeo & Juliet: Sherlock Gnomes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$59,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,604,774, 25 March 2018, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$43,242,871

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$88,971,906
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

WILHELM SCREAM: when a person plays a computer game in Chinatown, and when Watson falls from a tower in the museum courtyard. See more »

Goofs

Characters speak of "the HMS Nimrod" which is incorrect for a ship's designation. It should be "the Nimrod" or "HMS Nimrod". Ships should never be called "the HMS" anything. See more »

Quotes

[From Trailer]
Gnomeo: [to Lord Redbrick and Lady Blueberry; whispering] No one mustn't know about this but, you're all going to get smashed tomorrow.
[a female gnome with abnormally huge ears overhears Gnomeo from far away]
Big-Eared Gnome: [loudly and panicky] He's says we're going to get smashed tommorrow!
[All the gnomes stare and then scream and run around in a panic]
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Crazy Credits

There is a short post-credits sequence, of sorts, in which the animated Gnomes form a 'Sherlock Holmes' logo. This logo is then teased by the animated Moriarty, who is then smashed by the magnifying glass of the logo and says "I hate you, Sherlock Gnomes." See more »

Connections

Follows Gnomeo & Juliet (2011) See more »

Soundtracks

Saturday Night's Alright for Fighting
Written by Elton John & Bernie Taupin
Performed by Elton John
Courtesy of Mercury Records Limited
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Worth Seeing? G-NO-ME
4 June 2018 | by southdavidSee all my reviews

(Sigh) . . . Lacking, would be my one word review of "Sherlock Gnomes". Though the animation itself is nice, the basic story and lacklustre script will probably leave most of the children in the audience bored, let alone the adults.

The vocal performances are a mixed bag. With Gnomeo and Juliet effectively sidelined for a lot of the film, their performers (James McAvoy and Emily Blunt) probably give the flattest turns, but this does allow for Johnny Depp and, particularly, Jamie Demetriou to shine as Holmes and Moriaty respectively. There is a song crowbarred in around the middle of the picture from Mary j Blige's Irene Adler, which is as inexplicable as it is awful. In fact, music in general it a bit of a problem for the film - with a few bars of various Elton John hits piped into certain scenes, but it's like hearing a panpipe version in a lift, recognisable but not entertaining.

There is, as I say, some nice animation but there aren't nearly enough gags that land, and certainly not enough that would appeal to any of the older kids / adults in the audience.


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