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Nanny McPhee


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Release Date :

January 27, 2006

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Kirk Jones

Starring :

Emma Thompson, Colin Firth, Imelda Staunton, Angela Lansbury, Kelly Macdonald, Thomas Sangster, Sir Derek Jacobi

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  3 of 5 [Rate It]

3 of 5

“..Unlike the iconic Mary Poppins (1964), Nanny McPhee is far from "perfect in every way"..”
by Stella Papamichael [BBC Films]
3.5 of 5

“..thoroughly enjoyable..”
by Rich Cline [Shadows on the Wall]
4 of 5

“..rollicking good fun that's more than just a good time..”
by Andrea Chase [Killer Movie Reviews]
“..pretty well irresistible..”
by Sandra Hall [The Sydney Morning Herald]
3 of 5

“..never quite lives up to its promise..”
by Joe Utichi [FilmFocus]
2.5 of 4

“..is sweet and endearing, but it's neither smart nor witty..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]
3 of 5

“..Enjoyable children's fantasy story with an agreeably nasty streak and superb comic performances from its cast..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
5 of 5
Reviewed by [E! Online]
4.5 of 5
Reviewed by Nancy Churnin [The Dallas Morning News]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Mel Valentin [EFilmCritic]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Pete Croatto [Filmcritic]
4 of 5
Reviewed by Eugene Novikov [Film Blather]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Sara M. Fetters [MovieFreak]
3.5 of 4
Reviewed by Dan Callahan [Slant Magazine]
3.5 of 5
Reviewed by Harper Barnes [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Michael Phillips [Chicago Tribune]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Hanh Nguyen [Zap2it]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Joshua Tyler [Cinema Blend]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Christine James [Boxoffice Magazine]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Cathy Jakicic [The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Stan Urankar [Sun Newspapers of Cleveland]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Ed Blank [Pittsburgh Tribune-Review]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Kathy Cano Murillo [The Arizona Republic]
3 of 4
Reviewed by Wesley Morris [Boston Globe]
3 of 5
Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman [Entertainment Weekly]
2.5 of 4
Reviewed by Gary Goldstein [Reel]
2.5 of 5
Reviewed by Marrit Ingman [Austin Chronicle]
2 of 5
Reviewed by Otis [Iofilm]
1.5 of 4
Reviewed by Jeff Vice [Deseret News, Salt Lake City]
Reviewed by Ray Bennett [The Hollywood Reporter]

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“..thanks to a strong visual eye and a terrific cast, this anguished, but intimate coming of age tale tends to (mostly) recompense for some of the darker and more despondent elements that will test some resolves..”
by Rodrigo Perez [The Playlist]


“..simply by not getting the balance right, "The Bronze" seems to be lucky to have medaled at all..”
by Drew McWeeny [HitFix]


“..a serviceable family film that is hardly a worthy rival for "Searching for Bobby Fischer"..”
by Ben Kenigsberg [NY Times]


“..though the books are brilliant, Depp's attempt to make his own Terry-Thomas movie feels tired and more than a little tortured..”
by Ali Plumb [Empire Online]


“..it's not much fun at all, but at least it's over..”
by Moira MacDonald [Seattle Times]


“..the new animated musical fairy tale from the mind and the mixtape of George Lucas, is indeed strange. What's missing is the magic..”
by Betsy Sharkey [LA Times]


“..Patrick Tobin's infuriatingly coy script... turning the film into a morbid guessing game..”
by Joshua Rothkopf [Time Out New York]


“..the same elements that have endeared or alienated viewers of Dolan's previous films are all here in Mommy..”
by Liam Lacey [Globe and Mail]


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by Rex Reed [New York Observer]


“..Song One has its heart in the right place (on its sleeve)-it's just in desperate need of a few strong hooks..”
by David Ehrlich [Time Out New York]