Nancy Drew


Nancy Drew

Critics Consensus

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.



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Nancy accompanies her father, Carson Drew, to Los Angeles on one of his business trips and stumbles across evidence about a long-unsolved crime involving the mysterious death of a beautiful movie star. Nancy's resourcefulness and personal responsibility are put to the test when she finds herself in the middle of the fast-living, self-indulgent world of Hollywood.


Emma Roberts
as Nancy Drew
Max Thieriot
as Ned Nickerson
Rachael Leigh Cook
as Jane Brighton
Tate Donovan
as Carson Drew
Caroline Aaron
as Barbara Barbara
Cliff Bemis
as Chief McGinnis
Barry Bostwick
as Dashiel Biedermeyer
Pat Carroll
as Landlady
Adam Goldberg
as Arrogant Director
Laura Harring
as Dehlia Draycott
David Doty
as Father Murray
Rosemary Morgan
as "No" Woman
Ahna O'Reilly
as "No" Woman
Shaina Vorspan
as "No" Woman
Rich Cooper
as Charlie
Dana Lee
as Louie
Lucille Soong
as Waitress
Darnell Dickens
as Party Goer #1
Edgar Borjas
as Party Goer #2
Phil Abrams
as Principal
Adam Hendershott
as Guy at Party
Robert Merrill
as 'New Century' Actor
Joanne Baron
as Costume Lady
Adam Clark
as Sgt. Billings
Ryan Raddatz
as Assistant Director
Vito D'Ambrosio
as Henchman #1
Elyssa Davalos
as Twin Palms Manager
Jared Weber
as Henchman #3
Emmy Laybourne
as File Lady
James Wing Woo
as Chinese Priest in Movie
Bruce Willis
as Bruce (uncredited)
Chris Kattan
as Burglar (uncredited)
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Audience Reviews for Nancy Drew

  • 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.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • 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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