Nancy Drew (2007) - Rotten Tomatoes

Nancy Drew (2007)



Critic Consensus: Emma Roberts is bubbly and charming as Nancy Drew, the junior detective. But despite her best efforts, Nancy Drew still lacks excitement, surprise, and compelling secondary characters.

Movie Info

Nancy accompanies her father, Carson Drew, to Los Angeles on one of his business trips and stumbles across evidence about a long-unsolved crime involving the mysterious death of a beautiful movie star. Nancy's resourcefulness and personal responsibility are put to the test when she finds herself in the middle of the fast-living, self-indulgent world of Hollywood.more
Rating: PG (for mild violence, thematic elements and brief language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Mystery & Suspense
Directed By:
Written By: Carolyn Keene, Andrew Fleming, Tiffany Paulsen
In Theaters:
On DVD: Mar 11, 2008
Box Office: $25.5M
Warner Bros. Pictures - Official Site


Emma Roberts
as Nancy Drew
Max Thieriot
as Ned Nickerson
Rachael Leigh Cook
as Jane Brighton
Tate Donovan
as Carson Drew
Caroline Aaron
as Barbara Barbara
Cliff Bemis
as Chief McGinnis
Barry Bostwick
as Dashiel Biedermeyer
Pat Carroll
as Landlady
Adam Goldberg
as Arrogant Director
Laura Harring
as Dehlia Draycott
David Doty
as Father Murray
Rosemary Morgan
as "No" Woman
Ahna O'Reilly
as "No" Woman
Shaina Vorspan
as "No" Woman
Rich Cooper
as Charlie
Dana Lee
as Louie
Lucille Soong
as Waitress
Darnell Dickens
as Party Goer #1
Phil Abrams
as Principal
Edgar Borjas
as Party Goer #2
Robert Merrill
as 'New Century' Actor
Adam Hendershott
as Guy at Party
Joanne Baron
as Costume Lady
Adam Clark
as Sgt. Billings
Ryan Raddatz
as Assistant Director
Vito D'Ambrosio
as Henchman #1
Elyssa Davalos
as Twin Palms Manager
Emmy Laybourne
as File Lady
Jared Weber
as Henchman #3
James Wing Woo
as Chinese Priest in Mo...
Bruce Willis
as Bruce (uncredited)
Chris Kattan
as Burglar (uncredited)
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News & Interviews for Nancy Drew

Critic Reviews for Nancy Drew

All Critics (140) | Top Critics (45)

'Nancy Drew' still has a televisual feel - more 'Murder, She Wrote' than junior 'Marple'.

Full Review… | June 30, 2007
Time Out
Top Critic

It's one of the few tween movies that isn't in your face; its limpness becomes appealing.

Full Review… | June 29, 2007
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

A great coming of age girl movie that prioritzes teen personality and brain power over female body appeal.

Full Review… | March 15, 2008

...younger people should find it entertaining, and the spoofing will not be a complete waste for many adults.

Full Review… | March 12, 2008
Movie Metropolis

For adults, there are some pleasures to be found here and there, but parents won't be blown away by it the way their daughters will.

Full Review… | March 5, 2008
Aisle Seat

I think a character like Nancy Drew can still work in today's pop culture world, but unfortunately the film doesn't believe in her enough.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
The Scorecard Review

Audience Reviews for Nancy Drew

A childish movie. Has all the normal Nancy Drew clichés, but does not transfer well to the 21st century.

Red Lats

Super Reviewer

A great film for intelligent pre-teen girls but anyone out of that audience range won't find much to like about this. Roberts gives a good performance, but I assume the source material is much richer and enthralling.

Sophie Burgess

Super Reviewer


Nancy Drew is an embarassment to mystery films and may be fine for small girls, but not for me.

Jim Careter

Super Reviewer

Nancy Drew Quotes

Nancy Drew: I just can't help it!
– Submitted by Augustine S (4 years ago)

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