Mary Poppins Returns - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Mary Poppins Returns Reviews

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January 18, 2019
It may seem unfair to compare the two movies, yet this sequel, with its deliberate nods to the original, is made to encourage just that. I think it's what the filmmakers expect us to do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 18, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns is built around subjects carrying decidedly more weight than the 1964 film, tackling issues like grief, neglect, the damaging effects of loss on both children and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 17, 2019
It's colorful and diverting, and it truly is good to see Mary again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 17, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns plays it exceedingly safe, aping the original film beat by beat and note by note. It follows the exact structure of the 1964 movie to the point it starts to feel more like a remake than a sequel.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 17, 2019
If you're too faithful to the original, you are not original. If you veer wildly off from the original, you're sacrilegious to a classic. "Mary Poppins Returns" definitely walks the faithful path and does so, in exceedingly divine footwear.
January 14, 2019
What Mary Poppins Returns does more than anything is remind us of the greatness of the 1964 original. But the sequel is rambunctious and cheeky, with catchy songs.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
January 14, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns delivers a delightful experience that crafts its own magic while remaining faithful to its source material.
January 14, 2019
... nothing less than fun, adventurous, and enchanting... feels like a Mary Poppins story should... dismiss her at your own peril.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
January 11, 2019
The cast is stacked, starting with Emily Blunt as a pitch-perfect update of Andrews' Poppins.
January 10, 2019
We'll have to wait and see if it turns into a classic, or if it will forever be overshadowed by the original movie. [Full review in Spanish]
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 10, 2019
Lin-Manuel Miranda of "Hamilton" is excellent in his first film role.
January 9, 2019
It's not a bad movie, but it won't leave a lasting legacy like its predecessor.
January 9, 2019
A pale reflection of the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 9, 2019
A few more knockout songs might've gone a long way, but as is, the movie passes a tough test.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
January 8, 2019
Emily Blunt (is) the perfect Poppins for this whimsy-filled throwback to a bygone Disney era.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 7, 2019
It's perhaps most impressive for its apparent effortlessness: laboring mightily to float on air and revealing none of its Herculean efforts in the meantime.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
January 6, 2019
The delirious, unapologetic lunacy of this film is so completely charming that even my inner cynic just shrugged his shoulders and asked me to pass the popcorn.
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
January 4, 2019
All-in-all, Mary Poppins Returns is as much fun as a complete family film as the original.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 4, 2019
If you're going to take on an iconic role like Mary Poppins, it doesn't pay to be timid.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 4, 2019
Good on Disney for not caving in to the current fear of leaving anything under-explained in family films.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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