Nancy Drew - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Nancy Drew Reviews

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Ben Kenigsberg
Time Out
November 18, 2011
| Original Score: 3/5
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Joshua Rothkopf
Time Out
November 17, 2011
| Original Score: 4/5
Prairie Miller
March 15, 2008
A great coming of age girl movie that prioritzes teen personality and brain power over female body appeal.
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
March 12, 2008
...younger people should find it entertaining, and the spoofing will not be a complete waste for many adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Sandie Angulo Chen
Common Sense Media
October 31, 2007
Big-screen teen sleuth is cute, if a bit bland.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
October 18, 2007
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
September 1, 2007
With the school holidays approaching, this is a good choice for the tween, young teen audience, but there is very little here for the older fans of the novels to enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kim Voynar
July 3, 2007
t's hard to imagine a better casting choice for the role of the spunky girl detective than (Emma) Roberts, who's transitioned nicely from her television role on Unfabulous to handling lead roles in teen flicks.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
David N. Butterworth
June 30, 2007
A refreshing change of pace in today's often mean-spirited marketplace.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture
June 29, 2007
It's one of the few tween movies that isn't in your face; its limpness becomes appealing.
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
June 22, 2007
The new Nancy Drew isn't great but it is fun and, best of all, Emma Roberts breathes lively presence into this classic character.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jesse Hassenger
June 20, 2007
perfect for a particular audience -- too old for an all-cartoon diet, but still not yet interested in movies about adults
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
June 19, 2007
The film begins by mocking the validity and relevance of its own source material, but somehow Nancy Drew survives.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Stina Chyn
Film Threat
June 19, 2007
A modern, kid-friendly action oriented romp.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
June 18, 2007
This is one that's a must-see for tween girls, and which their parents can enjoy if they must.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
June 18, 2007
It's got a lot of fun energy, and it's got a certain kind of inspired loopiness that I found entertaining.
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
June 18, 2007
This Nancy is a throwback, but a charming one, and Roberts (Julia Roberts' niece) plays her with an irresistible sweetness.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Gary Brown
Houston Community Newspapers
June 18, 2007
Okay, it's not L.A. Confidential, but the story was fine and the time passed quickly--or is that mercifully?
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Michael Sragow
Baltimore Sun
June 16, 2007
Rarely has the difference between 'knowledge' and 'knowingness' been so lightly and neatly sketched in a breezy entertainment.
| Original Score: B+
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Scott Tobias
AV Club
June 16, 2007
Once the rote mystery elements take over, the film devolves into a second-rate whodunit for kids, but even then, Roberts' irrepressible cheeriness and curiosity in the face of danger proves too adorable to resist.
| Original Score: B-
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