Nell

53% of critics liked it

65% of users liked it

In theaters Dec 14, 1994
PG-13, 1 hr. 52 min.

Movie Info

Director: Michael Apted
Rated: PG-13
Running Time: 1 hr. 52 min.
Genre: Drama
Theater Release: Dec 14, 1994
DVD Release: Feb 03, 2004
Synopsis: A woman is brought to civilization after spending her life in the wilds in this drama. Dr. Jerome Lovell (Liam Neeson) happens upon a shack deep in the woods, where he discovers a strange woman who appears to be about 30, speaking an incomprehensible language. The woman, named Nell (Jodie Foster), was raised in the cabin by her late mother, who was incapacitated by strokes (Nell speaks English, but distorted -- as it was by her mother's infirmities); with the exception of her twin sister, who

Critic Reviews

  • Stunningly awful on almost every level. More...
  • Somber, ponderous, and pretentious, this is a clinical study of a wild woman (Jodie Foster) raised in the backwoods, far from the interference and contamination (according to the film) of Civilization. It's better to see Truffaut's Wild Child. More...
  • Decent triumph over adversity movie. Nell has a unique disability. More...
  • Jodie Foster is totally immersing More...
  • I know I'm in a minority, but I sort of had fun with this movie. More...
  • Interesting, with strong performances, though not thoroughly convincing More...
  • Nell will startle you with its poignant message that we can all be angels bringing grace and trust and light into each other's lives. More...
  • Truly dismal More...
  • Nell's bell knells when her stroke-victim mother drops dead at the beginning of the film. More...
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