Mary Poppins

Critics Consensus

A lavish modern fairy tale celebrated for its amazing special effects, catchy songs, and Julie Andrews's legendary performance in the title role.



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"Practically Perfect In Every Way" Mary Poppins flies out of the windy London skies and into the home of two mischievous children. With the help of a carefree chimney sweep named Bert (Dick Van Dyke), the spirited nanny turns every chore into a game and every day into a "Jolly Holiday."

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Critic Reviews for Mary Poppins

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  • Mary Poppins is a picture that is, more than most, a triumph of many individual contributions. And its special triumph is that it seems to be the work of a single, cohesive intelligence.

    Dec 17, 2018 | Full Review…
  • As the magical nanny who turns life upside down for her charges in Edwardian England, Julie Andrews maintains a stiff upper lip that dries out some of the Disney schmaltz.

    Nov 9, 2018 | Full Review…
  • The sets are luxuriant, the songs lilting, the scenario witty but impeccably sentimental, and the supporting cast only a pinfeather short of perfection.

    Apr 24, 2009 | Full Review…
    TIME Magazine
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  • The grace of the effects makes it some kind of classic.

    Mar 3, 2008 | Full Review…
  • Julie Andrews' first appearance on the screen is a signal triumph and she performs as easily as she sings, displaying a fresh type of beauty nicely adaptable to the color cameras.

    Mar 3, 2008 | Full Review…

    Variety Staff

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  • Compared to even 'sophisticated' juvenile fodder, the sheer exuberance of Disney's adaptation of PL Travers' children's classic should tickle the most jaded fancy.

    Jun 24, 2006 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Mary Poppins

  • Mar 25, 2019
    Commanded by the charming, elegant Julie Andrews (who won Best Actress for the role) Mary Poppins serves as a benchmark of Walt Disney's timeless classics with its colorful musical numbers, wholehearted tones and vibrant joy. 4.2/5
    Eugene B Super Reviewer
  • Jan 11, 2019
    Easily one of the best movie musicals. There's not a single bad song and Julie Andrews is an utter delight.
    Alec B Super Reviewer
  • Aug 17, 2015
    Truly the greatest live action film Walt Disney Pictures and Walt himself have ever produced
    Kameron W Super Reviewer
  • Mar 05, 2014
    Practically perfect in every way, Mary Poppins is a film for the ages. Based on the book series by P.L. Travers, the story follows a magical nanny named Mary Poppins who comes to the aid of a London family and takes the children on fantastical adventures. Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke give outstanding performances that have become iconic. And, the musical numbers are incredibly catchy and fun; featuring the Academy Award winning "Chim Chim Cher-Ee." One of Walt Disney's crowning achievements, Mary Poppins is nothing less than supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
    Dann M Super Reviewer

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