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Saving Mr. Banks Reviews

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Rob Gonsalves
July 14, 2015
Travers hated what Disney did to her creation, and she would have hated what his studio has now done to her.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 11, 2014
The picture is eventually about the therapeutic limitations of art even while celebrating the very real effect it can have on people who need it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.0/10
Mark Hughes
August 2, 2014
It's a wonderful film that deserves your attention, and that you deserve to experience.
Clayton Davis
July 28, 2014
Beautifully ambitious and eagerly constructed, the success of Walt Disney Studios' homage to its heritage is anchored magnificently by the crowning work of Emma Thompson's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 28, 2014
A familiar and very satisfying collision of art versus commerce or lowbrow, mainstream taste...versus highbrow sophistication.
Kevin A. Ranson
May 18, 2014
... would have been better suited as a Disney special or an extra on a Blu-ray release of Mary Poppins rather than a vehicle for awards season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
April 23, 2014
Emma Thompson's character comes off as the stodgy Fun Police, rather than an author trying to protect her work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ray Pride
April 9, 2014
Genial, inconsequential, deeply odd but not quite "quirky."
Dan Schindel
Movie Mezzanine
April 8, 2014
This is Disney wielding its cultural influence as an emotional cattle prod.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 25, 2014
Saving Mr Banks is an unexpected gem, a witty and warm-hearted celebration of two great storytellers that adroitly balances delicious culture-clash comedy with affecting biographical insights.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 24, 2014
There's great care to preserve the Disney brand with this film, which at times goes overboard with its reverence but never stoops to the point of being cheesy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 8, 2014
Mostra-se tão determinado a santificar Walt que, para isso, demoniza P.L. Travers, unindo-se aos recentes Hitchcock e A Garota em um gênero que gosto de chamar de "cinema-tabloide".
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rebecca Barry
February 9, 2014
It's a welcome surprise to find that Saving Mr. Banks is smart enough not to overdose on the sweet stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Raam Tarat
Future Movies UK
February 7, 2014
This is an utterly captivating origin story on how the all singing, all dancing, iconic technicolour musical (with bells on) -- Mary Poppins came to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jonathan Romney
Film Comment Magazine
February 6, 2014
Saving Mr. Banks depicts cinema as a perverse nexus of capitalism and psychoanalysis.
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly
February 4, 2014
This too is a Disney movie, of course, with little to say about artistic integrity but lots of commonsense encouragement to revisit Mary Poppins.
January 18, 2014
As with so many American films of late, the acting in Saving Mr Banks is superlative...Tom Hanks presents Walt Disney as a lovable extension of his TV persona while Emma Thompson is the stone-heart whose must inevitably soften.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Matt Neal
The Standard
January 12, 2014
Saving Mr Banks is perfectly gauged to suit its subject matter - the light touch of Disney and the toughness of Travers, the slickness of Hollywood and the roughness of the Aussie outback.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly
January 11, 2014
Forget super. This bighearted and intelligent drama is supercalifragili. . . .you get the idea
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 9, 2014
Many have already raved about how this it distorts the truth about the relationship between 'Uncle Walt' Disney and PL Travers (AKA Helen Lyndon Goff), and yet it is enjoyable - as long as you accept that it's sheer fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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