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Nanny McPhee Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
August 1, 2012
It's more of a kids' film than a grown-up's movie, with a good message at its heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Paul Chambers
April 30, 2010
The kind of movie that I would have loved to seen as a kid. Magical stuff. I look forward to the sequel. Paul Chambers, CNN.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Christopher Campbell
September 17, 2007
Nanny McPhee really works ... despite all of its common plots and ideas, because it stays true to storybook conventions that have never and will never get old.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David Noh
Film Journal International
March 1, 2007
An exquisitely designed fable that will delight adults as well as their offspring through its beguiling innocence and hushed, low-key charm.
Top Critic
Scott Tobias
AV Club
November 27, 2006
Nanny McPhee falls back on the Nickelodeon principle "If all else fails, hit 'em with a retina-searing overload of visual and aural information."
| Original Score: C+
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 27, 2006
There are many different kinds of children's movies, and this one tries to be all of them at once -- including one of those in which the children are smarter than the adults.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
July 17, 2006
Often as garish and shrill as it is magical and enchanting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Anna Smith
Time Out
June 24, 2006
...Pleasing but ultimately unsatisfying.
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
June 7, 2006
Frays in the second half… Fancy Darcy as a limp romantic lead!
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 12, 2006
Its redeeming virtues are Thompson, Firth and Kelly Macdonald as Firth's adoring housemaid; they manage to give genuine, affecting performances in the midst of all the outlandish, obnoxious goings-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
May 3, 2006
Mary Poppins as imagined by Lon Chaney.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jo Berry
Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Frothy and fun yet deliciously dark...
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
March 27, 2006
I found myself tearing up right on cue, (Patrick Doyle knows all my buttons) but sincerely, enjoying the magical tale as much as if I were a small child.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
February 22, 2006
Should play well with the small fry, though adults may be more bothered by the clumsy shifts in tone.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
February 18, 2006
It relies on a good story and interesting characters a lot more than it does on eye candy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Top Critic
Rex Reed
New York Observer
February 8, 2006
The kids will love the candy-box sets and costumes like confectionery-shop windows, the whimsy and farcical grotesqueness of it all.
Thomas Peyser
Style Weekly (Richmond, VA)
February 8, 2006
The intermittent pleasures [Nanny McPhee] affords, provided chiefly by a standout cast in high camp mode, make it a passable destination for a family outing.
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Jami Bernard
New York Daily News
February 4, 2006
Any time Thompson curls that prosthetic snaggletooth over her lower lip and murmurs a nearly inaudible harrumph is a comic moment to be treasured.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Marrit Ingman
Austin Chronicle
February 4, 2006
Pleasantly diverting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Eric Lurio
Greenwich Village Gazette
February 3, 2006
Think of it Edward Gorey meets Mary Poppins.
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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