Nancy Drew


Nancy Drew

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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.



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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.

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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
Emmy Laybourne
as File Lady
Jared Weber
as Henchman #3
James Wing Woo
as Chinese Priest in Movie
Bruce Willis
as Bruce (uncredited)
Chris Kattan
as Burglar (uncredited)
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Critic Reviews for Nancy Drew

All Critics (137) | Top Critics (44)

For sheer objectionable stupidity and dullness, this film takes the biscuit.

Oct 19, 2007 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

'Nancy Drew' still has a televisual feel - more 'Murder, She Wrote' than junior 'Marple'.

Jun 30, 2007 | Rating: 2/6 | Full Review…
Time Out
Top Critic

It's one of the few tween movies that isn't in your face; its limpness becomes appealing.

Jun 29, 2007 | Full Review…

I doubt if any female over the age of twelve would get much pleasure from the film.

Jun 19, 2007 | Full Review…

It's got a lot of fun energy, and it's got a certain kind of inspired loopiness that I found entertaining.

Jun 18, 2007

This Nancy is a throwback, but a charming one, and Roberts (Julia Roberts' niece) plays her with an irresistible sweetness.

Jun 18, 2007 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Nancy Drew

A childish movie. Has all the normal Nancy Drew clichés, but does not transfer well to the 21st century.

Red Lats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

A great film for intelligent pre-teen girls but anyone out of that audience range won't find much to like about this. Roberts gives a good performance, but I assume the source material is much richer and enthralling.

Sophie Burgess
Sophie Burgess

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Nancy Drew is an embarassment to mystery films and may be fine for small girls, but not for me.

Jim Careter
Jim Careter

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It's lame and boring. I liked reading the book version more.

Dead Angel
Dead Angel

Super Reviewer

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