Nancy Drew Reviews

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Eric Lurio
Entertainment Insiders
June 23, 2007
The Brady Bunch movies were acts of pure contempt and hatred. This is not. It's an act of contempt, all right, but the nostalgia brings a schizophrenic tone to the whole mess.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.2/5
Forrest Hartman
Reno Gazette-Journal
June 22, 2007
Although passable, Nancy Drew would feel right at home on the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon, which means the real mystery is how it ended up with a widespread theatrical release.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Mark Palermo
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
June 22, 2007
Relocating with her single father to the land of Hollywood wealth, Nancy Drew just plays as a developmentally stunted version of Veronica Mars.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
June 22, 2007
The new Nancy Drew isn't great but it is fun and, best of all, Emma Roberts breathes lively presence into this classic character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Sean O'Connell
Charlotte Weekly
June 22, 2007
Too silly, stiff and surreal to recommend.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Jesse Hassenger
Filmcritic.com
June 20, 2007
perfect for a particular audience -- too old for an all-cartoon diet, but still not yet interested in movies about adults
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Todd Hertz
Christianity Today
June 20, 2007
It feels like some Nickelodeon-like teen detective script. In fact, with new character names, this just as easily could have been called Veronica Mars: The Early Years.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
June 20, 2007
An unspectacular mixed bag that tries to straddle two eras with great discomfort and a lot of just plain bad ideas.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 19, 2007
The film begins by mocking the validity and relevance of its own source material, but somehow Nancy Drew survives.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
June 19, 2007
I doubt if any female over the age of twelve would get much pleasure from the film.
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
June 19, 2007
A modern, kid-friendly action oriented romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
June 18, 2007
This is one that's a must-see for tween girls, and which their parents can enjoy if they must.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 18, 2007
It's got a lot of fun energy, and it's got a certain kind of inspired loopiness that I found entertaining.
Alex Markerson
E! Online
June 18, 2007
She might as well have stayed in the books.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 18, 2007
This Nancy is a throwback, but a charming one, and Roberts (Julia Roberts' niece) plays her with an irresistible sweetness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
June 18, 2007
Okay, it's not L.A. Confidential, but the story was fine and the time passed quickly--or is that mercifully?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
June 17, 2007
"Nancy Drew" is a real mystery.It's a movie that doesn't know what it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
June 16, 2007
Plays like a rejected pilot for the Nickelodeon cable network ... even girls of the right age may find themselves pretty bored by this lame and lifeless production.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 16, 2007
Who do they think their audience is? Nancy's many fans rightfully will be insulted by the spoofing, and everyone else will be confused by the uneven tone and start-and-stop plot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com
June 16, 2007
The idea of a remake is not a bad one, but as co-writer and director Fleming can't find the right tone and so the picture goes from retro to nostalgic to postmodern and back again.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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