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Nanny McPhee Reviews

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Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
February 3, 2006
... worth it if your kids are enjoying the movie. Otherwise, a little of Nanny McPhee can go a long way.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
February 3, 2006
A spoonful of sugar would be just the start to make this unappetizing family film properly go down ...
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
February 3, 2006
Despite the heavy makeup and prosthetics, Emma Thompson shapes a touching and mysterious character. Nanny McPhee is a fine film for the whole family.
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
February 3, 2006
The script's wry humor survives even the hambone directing of Kirk Jones, who amps up the performances and the color scheme to cartoony extremes.
| Original Score: 3/4
Jackie K. Cooper
February 2, 2006
Not Your Father's Mary Poppins, and all the better for it
Full Review| Original Score: 8/10
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
February 1, 2006
Its striking combination of day-glo psychedelic colors and a rich streak of morbidity is enough to keep it afloat most of the time.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
February 1, 2006
...Just the type of fun, thoughtful escapism that should enjoy a long shelf life on DVD. In one of the most dismal cinematic Januarys ever, 'Nanny McPhee' is a sly little gem.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
January 31, 2006
You can't confuse "Nanny McPhee" with "Mary Poppins" Although "Nanny" does bear a resemblance to the original, non-Disney writings of the heroine of P.L. Travers' beloved books.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Pete Croatto
January 30, 2006
Thank you, Nanny McPhee, for restoring my faith in the family movie
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
January 29, 2006
The saccharine production design and nasty pink-and-red buxom costumes are as fabulous as the full palette of hysterical performances.
| Original Score: 4/5
Christopher Smith
Bangor Daily News (Maine)
January 29, 2006
Its appeal likely will be for the youngest in the household. All others might wish that this nanny had recalled a bit of Bette Davis' nanny in 1965's "The Nanny."
| Original Score: B-
Frank Ochieng
Movie Eye
January 29, 2006
The wildly colorful costumes and the jubilant defiance of the film's terrorizing tykes simply is not enough for Nanny McPhee to get its hapless house in order.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Scott Nash
Three Movie Buffs
January 28, 2006
Emma Thompson as Nanny McPhee has just enough magic to make this movie work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
January 28, 2006
Chariming, colorful, funny and silly enought that only a grinch would object.
Full Review
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
January 28, 2006
I don't like movies about bratty children, but 'Nanny McPhee' won me over completely.
Susan Granger
January 28, 2006
Whimsical Nanny McPhee is the most magical child minder to come along since Mary Poppins.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Hanh Nguyen
January 28, 2006
"Nanny McPhee" is an irreverent tale that somehow becomes endearing by making discipline diverting.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
January 27, 2006
Nanny McPhee? Nanny McPhooey is more like it.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Top Critic
Stephanie Zacharek
January 27, 2006
There's nothing offhand or spontaneous-feeling about Nanny McPhee; it's a highly mechanical piece of work, and its potentially delightful details are wasted.
David Elliott
San Diego Union-Tribune
January 27, 2006
Even those of us not pining nostalgically for Mary Poppins can feel the slump of a long, downward trajectory. Nanny McPhee plops.
| Original Score: 1.5/4
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