Mary Poppins Reviews

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July 16, 2019
The animation sequences suffer from Disney's animals-are-just-like people coyness, and the plot is too goody-good for words. But even the worst parts are saved by an air of innocent enjoyment.
May 9, 2019
I think it's arguable one of the best family films ever made.
December 17, 2018
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.
November 9, 2018
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.
April 6, 2016
This is easily the best of Disney's experiments in combining animation and live action, and one of the studio's best-loved films.
March 30, 2016
Van Dyke and Andrews have great chemistry together, but it's really her interaction with the children and the magic of the story and the visual effects that charm audiences.
January 1, 2015
Van Dyke's energy is prodigious (especially when he leaps around with a gang of sooty chimney-sweeps on the London rooftops) and the songs are classics.
December 9, 2013
One of the great movie musicals and of that rare breed of deathless family entertainment that's guaranteed to transfix children, well beyond this, its fiftieth anniversary. [Blu-ray]
December 9, 2013
Whether the movie's message is Travers-approved or not, the emphasis on joy and empathy proves heartening, even today.
September 16, 2013
The entire set was constructed indoors and it shows: the "outdoor" scenes are bathed in a dull gray light
January 1, 2011
World's coolest nanny celebrates family and fun.
November 29, 2010
One of the best films ever produced by Disney, indeed one of the best American films of the 1960s... a fantasy of the most delicate touch and charming disposition.
Top Critic
April 24, 2009
The sets are luxuriant, the songs lilting, the scenario witty but impeccably sentimental, and the supporting cast only a pinfeather short of perfection.
January 27, 2009
With all the subtlety of Battleship Potemkin, a queue full of sour-faced old school nannies is shown blowing away into thin air to make way for the embodiment of modern female assertiveness.
January 23, 2009
Arguably, it already seemed dated by the early 1970s, within a decade of its 1964 release. Yet still, somehow, the substantial charms of Mary Poppins live on.
March 3, 2008
The film was deservedly a mega-hit.
March 3, 2008
The grace of the effects makes it some kind of classic.
March 3, 2008
One of the greatest children's films ever.
March 3, 2008
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.
November 19, 2007
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