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Emma Roberts is bubbly and charming as Nancy Drew, the junior detective. But despite her best efforts, Nancy Drew still lacks excitement, surprise, and compelling secondary characters. Read critic reviews

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Amateur sleuth Nancy Drew (Emma Roberts) accompanies her father (Tate Donovan) on a business trip to Los Angeles and stumbles across evidence in the case of a movie star's long-unsolved death. The young heroine's resourcefulness and integrity are put to the test in the glamorous -- but sometimes treacherous -- world of Hollywood.

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  • Feb 23, 2013
    Emma Roberts is Nancy Drew in this campy, lighthearted comedy. When her father takes her to California on a work trip, super-sleuth Nancy Drew uses the opportunity to investigate the case of a Hollywood starlet that died mysteriously. Roberts is brilliantly cast and gives a wonderful performance that's irresistibly charming. And, the way the film integrates an old-fashion mystery into a modern setting is especially well-done. Nancy Drew is a delightful and enchanting film that's good wholesome fun.
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  • Jun 08, 2012
    quite clever but not the film it could of been. Emma Roberts is fun in the lead but the overall story is a little over the top and silly at times
    Brendan N Super Reviewer
  • Dec 28, 2011
    Nancy Drew is an embarassment to mystery films and may be fine for small girls, but not for me.
    Jim C Super Reviewer
  • Jun 14, 2011
    Interesting take on the book series, as Roberts portrays the perfect Nancy Drew, a daffodil reeking with old-fashioned feminism.
    Jackson W Super Reviewer

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