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Still shot from the movie: Gulliver’s Travels.

Gulliver’s Travels

In this modern retelling of the classic novel, Lemuel Gulliver (Jack Black) accepts an assignment to write a story about the Bermuda Triangle. But instead of a tropical trip and a chance to prove his journalistic chops, Gulliver finds himself trapped in a land full of little people who see him as a giant problem. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C+
Violence: B-
Sexual Content: B-
Language: B
Drugs/Alcohol: A-
Run Time: 85
Theater Release: 25 Dec 2010
Video Release: 19 Apr 2011
MPAA Rating: PG
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Why Is Gulliver’s Travels Rated PG?


Violence: A small sailing ship is caught in a huge ocean storm before breaking apart and washing up on shore. Men attempt to kidnap a woman. Characters are caught in a house fire. An enemy armada attacks a city with guns. Characters engage in hand-to-hand combat with weapons. A man is pelted with tiny cannon balls. A couple argues briefly. Several characters are imprisoned. A man fights with a robot that gives him a wedgie. Later the robot electrocutes the man. A man is shown with cuts and abrasions on his face. A woman punches a man in the face and knocks him down.

Sexual Content: Women wear low-cut dresses. Partial male buttock nudity is seen in a non-sexual context. A man gestures his interest in a woman’s breasts. Couples kiss briefly.

Language: The script includes infrequent mild profanities, several terms of Deity in a song’s lyrics and brief, crude sexual comments.

Alcohol / Drug Use: A man pours himself a drink.

Other: A giant character urinates on a tiny building and its occupants. A prisoner is fed a combination of hay and sewer water. A character lies about his past. A decaying human skeleton is discovered among a child’s toys and later the head falls off.

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