Nutcracker in 3D (2010)



Critic Consensus: Misguided, misconceived, and misbegotten on every level, The Nutcracker in 3D is a stunning exercise in astonishing cinematic wrong-headedness.

Movie Info

Nine-year-old Mary's dull Viennese Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her beloved Uncle Albert and his gift of an enchanted nutcracker. On Christmas night, Mary's new friend, The Nutcracker, or "NC," comes to life and takes her on a wondrous journey into his magical world of fairies, sugarplums, and other Christmas toys which come to life.

Rating: PG
Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Andrey Konchalovskiy, Chris Solimine
In Theaters:
On DVD: Nov 1, 2011
Box Office: $0.2M
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as Rat Captain

as Proud Rat Soldier

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Critic Reviews for Nutcracker in 3D

All Critics (30) | Top Critics (14)

Delivering the cinematic equivalent of a lump of coal in a Christmas stocking, The Nutcracker in 3D is an apparent Scrooge-like attempt by Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky to forever ruin children's associations with the classic Yuletide ballet.

Full Review… | December 6, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
Top Critic

One of the most misguided children's films ever made.

Full Review… | December 3, 2010
Globe and Mail
Top Critic

This non-balletic adaptation by the Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky is something gnarled and stunted and wrong, something that should never have been allowed to see the light of day. How's that for a holiday-ad pullquote?

Full Review… | November 29, 2010
Top Critic

[It] has so many terrible ideas that the terrible execution is almost irrelevant: Even if the film were well done, it would still be a travesty.

Full Review… | November 29, 2010
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

The Viennese scenes, shot on Budapest soundstages, give a new, dreary meaning to "workmanlike."

Full Review… | November 24, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

Spectacularly misconceived, bloated and incredibly ugly...

Full Review… | November 24, 2010
New York Post
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for Nutcracker in 3D


It's a kid's movie. I liked the effects but it was nothing special. The story was a bit messed up. Like I had the feeling that something was not there. It's not bad though.

Dead Angel

Super Reviewer


The film starts out cute and harmless but then turns into an episode of Doctor Who and not a good one either. The talented Elle Fanning at least lights up the screen through-out.

Jim Woehr

Super Reviewer

Zilpha hit on the problem with this film, it is not a Christmas movie. Showtime was much wiser to bring it out for Halloween. Oh, yes, and it is not for children. The director is Russian Andrei Konchalovsky who did a mini-series of the Odyssey with Armand Assante and other worthies that I liked. His brother is Nikita Mikhalkov who made the great Burnt by the Sun. Their father was a famous poet Sergei Mikhalkov, who (three times!) wrote lyrics to his country's national anthem, two different sets of lyrics used for the Soviet national anthem, and the current lyrics of the Russian national anthem. None of this helps the movie, which is dark and grotesque, but then I like such things.

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