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Mary Poppins Returns Reviews

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February 8, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns, though entertaining in parts, seems more intent on copying the original instead of giving it something fresh.
December 17, 2018
This spoonful is more salt than sugar! Emily Blunt & Ben Whishaw are magical - but this new chapter is too sad, too visually dark and too much a copy of the original to stand on its own.
December 22, 2018
A joyless test of endurance where you will absolutely feel every single second that ticks away in the theater.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 21, 2018
... 'Predictable and expected' are exactly the wrong words I should be using to describe a Mary Poppins film.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
December 20, 2018
Even if one concedes the plots of films like Mary Poppins Returns exist to bridge musical numbers, you'd think the audience should be a little invested in the outcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
December 20, 2018
Emily Blunt is as good as advertised. The film itself has some real highs, but also more lows than the hype would have you believe.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
March 21, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns is the cinematic equivalent of a very pleasant British greeting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
December 18, 2018
It's a waste of a practically perfect character, even in its winning moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
December 19, 2018
It never justifies its existence... they don't really do anything that improves on the original.
December 12, 2018
Though the film will have mass appeal, and audiences will faun over these familiar characters, its bloated makeup ultimately makes Mary Poppins Returns into the glitzy, bombastic, hollow mess that Travers always feared.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 17, 2019
Mary Poppins Returns sings this same song in a new key, but it rings a little hollower 55 years later. We may need more than magical childhoods to cure what ails us now.
January 2, 2019
There have been plenty of movies about British kids, old-timey England, and quirky nannies. Please, just make a new movie.
December 18, 2018
Rob Marshall, who has had notable successes in bringing musicals to the big screen, has directed this in a perfunctory fashion, seemingly more interested in staying within the footprint of the original and not coloring outside the lines.
December 12, 2018
The film is charming as far as Disney's "the same, but different" spate of reboots and remakes goes, but the kite never soars.
December 21, 2018
You won't be humming any of the songs from the film (maybe one). Every song in Mary Poppins was a winner, beloved and memorable. Not so much Mary Poppins Returns.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
December 16, 2018
There is nothing about the songs, characters, or story that will stand out in a few weeks from now, let alone in a year or two.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
December 12, 2018
Now that Mary Poppins has returned... it seems worth asking: Did we really need her to?
December 12, 2018
It's the sequel to Bedknobs and Broomsticks I always wanted, but misses the mark of being a Mary Poppins feature.
December 26, 2018
This much-hyped and eagerly awaited film has lots of dazzle, lots of talent, great new songs, gorgeous costumes....and is totally empty at its core.
January 8, 2019
Because this version is so indebted to the nostalgia associated with the original, to the point where it literally borrows its structure, I can't fathom why I'd want to return to it when the 1964 film is right there.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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