Animated


Sherlock Gnomes


MPAA Rating:
PG
Genre:
Animated
Runtime:
86 mins
Stars:
Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Johnny Depp, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Caine, Maggie Smith
Director:
John Stevenson
Producer:
David Furnish, Steve Hamilton Shaw, Carolyn Soper

Content at a Glance

1
Sex

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
0

Sex

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences
3:
inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
2
Violence

Violence

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
on-screen acts of romance
2:
infidelity; implied pre-marital sex or secondary lead characters with consequences inappropriate sexual relations without consequences
4-5:
graphic sexual activity is heard and/or seen
×
0

Drugs

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
occasional drinking by secondary characters (i.e., man in bar)
2:
historically accurate use of alcohol and tobacco products
3:
continuous drinking and drug use common throughout
4-5:
drug/alcohol used many times by main character(s) shown in a positive light
×
1
Nudity

Nudity

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

0:
none
1:
baby’s behind; shirtless men, low cut shirts, short skirts seen occasionally on women
2:
rear nudity that is not suggestive such as skinny dipping from a distance; cleavage
3:
sexually suggestive and revealing clothing or underwear is common throughout
4-5:
frontal nudity
×
2
Other

Other

Approved: 0-2 in any category

 

Lead characters that exhibit disrespect for authority, lying, cheating, stealing, illegal activity, witchcraft or sorcery

0:
none
1:
mild-moderate with consequences
2:
moderate poor behavior
3:
moderate-heavy behavior with no consequences
4-5:
extreme portrayals, condoned or excused
×

Sex


a couple kisses each other; another couple is seen from behind, kissing; sherlock throws suction cups that land on watson and look like breasts.

Language


No Information

Violence


some fantasy violence as characters swat and hit each other on the head; a character kicks another one; shoving

Drugs


only a water pipe with bubbles is seen.

Nudity


a gnome is seated on a toilet and the side of his bottom is seen; a male gnome in a thong.

Other


some tension between the characters; gnome flatulence; gnomeo steals a flower for his wife; disrespect by a few characters including sherlock who takes watson for granted.


Trailer



Synopsis

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


Movie Message

Sherlock Gnomes imaginatively focuses on a mystery that needs attention. Gnomeo (voiced by James McAvoy), is a happy garden gnome who, along with his wife Juliet, live in a garden in London. Life isn’t bad, but when Juliet (Emily Blunt) starts paying more attention to the garden than to Gnomeo, he becomes upset. But when fellow gnomes start disappearing, he has to turn to detective Sherlock Gnomes (wonderfully voiced by Jonny Depp) to figure out what has happened to the others. Of course Sherlock Gnome’s faithful partner-in-crime, Watson (Chiwetel Ejiofor), comes along to help.

“Sherlock Gnomes” is the sequel to “Gnomeo & Juliet” (2011). As in the previous Gnomes film, Elton John’s songs are a part of the movie though not as many are featured this time around. There are a few obvious inside jokes about Elton John, including Gnomeo’s code name, Tiny Dancer, which is, of course, the title of one of Elton’s hit songs.

There are a few jokes for adults and older kids; for example, when Sherlock Gnomes says he needs to find a ship, he is told, “No ships, Sherlock.” And one male gnome dances in a thong. In another scene, a gnome “toots” while in a mud puddle. So there is some potty humor as well as some fantasy violence, with several characters swatting one another. On the other hand, the music and story is entertaining, and kids will love it.  It’s elementary, really. Sherlock Gnomes is entertaining, in a Saturday-morning-cartoon kind of way. And the music is great!

For Ages 12 And Over

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