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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.
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
January 5, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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
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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.
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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
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
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
Garth Franklin
Dark Horizons
January 15, 2008
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January 28, 2006

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January 28, 2006

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January 17, 2006
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