Nim's Island Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
January 21, 2015
a nice choice for family movie night if you have kids who haven't yet reached their teens
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
February 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Drew Toal
Time Out
November 24, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Drew Toal
Time Out Chicago
September 23, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dave White
April 4, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
December 17, 2008
Foster proves adept at broad physical comedy, the animated sequences charm, and codirectors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett send up the make-believe Rover with panache.
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
July 19, 2008
If you have a child, Nim's Island is the kind of film you won't be sorry you shared with him or especially her, and if you don't have a youngster, you'll wish you did.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
July 11, 2008
A more enjoyable saga of girl power than Breslin's highly touted followup vehicle, 'Kit Kittredge.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
June 5, 2008
... the cast and the cute critters make up for the weaker elements and bring home a nice movie for the 5-11 age group.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 22, 2008
An energetic but whisper thin south sea adventure that borrows heavily from Home Alone and Jewel of the Nile.
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph
May 2, 2008
The movie gets plain silly, but at least it's lively, and young girls will enjoy Nim's lifestyle in her eco-friendly and frolic-packed tropical paradise.
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 20, 2008
There's nothing very suspenseful going on ... but the cast and the story will appeal to both kids and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
April 10, 2008
If your kids have been totally weaned on ADD-addled animated flicks that mostly coast on crude humor and instantly dated pop culture references, then this clearly isn't the film for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 9, 2008
Strictly for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Diana Saenger
April 8, 2008
Plenty of things happen that adults will have to overlook and forget any reasoning because this is a movie aimed at kids, and on that point it delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
April 7, 2008
It's a wondrous and warmhearted adventure story with some nifty special effects and some first-rate performances.
Larry Ratliff
San Antonio Express-News
April 7, 2008
Unabashedly, this is a family entertainment package made for the child in all of us. And one more thing: It's fun. Lots of smart, if silly, escapism.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Tasha Robinson
Chicago Tribune
April 7, 2008
There's a lot to like about spunky Breslin, even when she's unnecessarily recapping events or recapitulating Home Alone as she chases caricatured cruise-ship tourists from her island. She's a charismatic, energetic presence at the heart of the film
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Cole Smithey
April 5, 2008
Based on Wendy Orr's youthful feminized spin on Robinson Crusoe, "Nim's Island" is a low-key adventure comedy for preteens that will touch the hearts of their gooey-eyed parents.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Fred Topel
Can Magazine
April 4, 2008
Nim's Island starts out with a dead mother, so it's already got the makings of a family film classic.
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