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Mary Poppins Reviews

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Martin Chilton
Daily Telegraph
January 1, 2015
Van Dyke's energy is prodigious (especially when he leaps around with a gang of sooty chimney-sweeps on the London rooftops) and the songs are classics.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Movie Metropolis
December 10, 2013
Van Dyke (exaggerated Cockney accent and all) and Andrews have great chemistry together, but it's really her interaction with the children and the magic of the story and the visual effects that charm audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
December 9, 2013
One of the great movie musicals and of that rare breed of deathless family entertainment that's guaranteed to transfix children, well beyond this, its fiftieth anniversary. [Blu-ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Noel Murray
The Dissolve
December 9, 2013
Whether the movie's message is Travers-approved or not, the emphasis on joy and empathy proves heartening, even today.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Dan Jardine
September 16, 2013
The entire set was constructed indoors and it shows: the "outdoor" scenes are bathed in a dull gray light
Full Review | Original Score: 71/100
Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
World's coolest nanny celebrates family and fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 29, 2010
One of the best films ever produced by Disney, indeed one of the best American films of the 1960s... a fantasy of the most delicate touch and charming disposition.
Full Review | Original Score: 10/10
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TIME Magazine
April 24, 2009
The sets are luxuriant, the songs lilting, the scenario witty but impeccably sentimental, and the supporting cast only a pinfeather short of perfection.
Eric Henderson
Slant Magazine
January 27, 2009
With all the subtlety of Battleship Potemkin, a queue full of sour-faced old school nannies is shown blowing away into thin air to make way for the embodiment of modern female assertiveness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide
January 23, 2009
Arguably, it already seemed dated by the early 1970s, within a decade of its 1964 release. Yet still, somehow, the substantial charms of Mary Poppins live on.
Full Review | Original Score: 84/100

March 3, 2008
The film was deservedly a mega-hit.
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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader
March 3, 2008
The grace of the effects makes it some kind of classic.

TV Guide's Movie Guide
March 3, 2008
One of the greatest children's films ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Variety Staff
March 3, 2008
Julie Andrews' first appearance on the screen is a signal triumph and she performs as easily as she sings, displaying a fresh type of beauty nicely adaptable to the color cameras.
Emma Cochrane
Empire Magazine
November 17, 2007
One of Disney's greats.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Emanuel Levy
December 26, 2006
The first Disney movie ever to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, the musical received 13 nods. setting a record for musicals; My Fair Lady earned 12 nominations.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Compared to even 'sophisticated' juvenile fodder, the sheer exuberance of Disney's adaptation of PL Travers' children's classic should tickle the most jaded fancy.
Phil Villarreal
Arizona Daily Star
May 26, 2006
Practically perfect in every way.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
October 14, 2005
Classic Disney at his most lavish.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 11, 2005
At her most startlingly beautiful here, Julie Andrews does not play the chipper, loving nanny people might expect or remember. She carefully layers a distantly dangerous and even spooky side to her character.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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