Film Review

Gnome Alone : Review

When Chloe (Becky G – Power Rangers) discovers that her new home’s garden gnomes are not what they seem, she must decide between the pursuit of a desired high school life and taking up the fight against the Troggs.

Gnome Alone stars the voice talents of Tara Strong (Batman: Gotham by Gaslight) as Catherine, Olivia Holt as Brittany, Jeff Dunham (Smurfs: The Lost Village, The Nut Job) as Quicksilver, and George Lopez (The Smurfs 2) as Zook.

The film is a fun romp, as we follow Chloe on her adventure against the slightly cute and slightly angry invaders. With creative animation, and vibrant colours that dance about the screen, there is no shortage of visual feast.

As for the story, the plot is pretty straight forward, to keep younger viewers interested, yet has enough to appeal to older audiences too. While the “good guys” are their usual near spotless selves, one does feel a bit for the “bad guys” as the Troggs do feel just a bit misunderstood. However, that misunderstanding does not mean they are scary or creepy, with this meaning kids are likely to prefer them to the human or gnome characters.

Gnome Alone is a fun, animated escape, with some laughs, and a delight for children.

Gnome Alone opens 2 March 2018 in South African cinemas.


By Andrew Germishuys

Founder of SAMDB, Andrew has worked full time in the film industry since the early 2000's. He has trained as an actor, completing his LAMDA Gold Medal, and attending many courses in Cape Town acting studios, with masterclasses with some of the international industries top directors, producers and filmmakers.

Working as an actor and armourer in the film and television industry have given Andrew a great balance of skills across the board when it comes to the entertainment industry.

Catch him on Twitter:
And IMDb: