Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Reviews

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March 21, 2019
Lillis shines as the brainy detective, but the movie itself is none too bright.
Top Critic
March 18, 2019
Ineffectual, irrelevant and amateurishly conceived from start to finish, this movie is so bad it could kill off Nancy Drew forever.
March 15, 2019
Lillis is ideally cast as Nancy, often cheerfully undercutting some of her character's more precocious proclamations, cracking smiles and reminding us that she's still a kid.
March 15, 2019
[Lillis is] the freshest thing to happen to Nancy Drew in decades, making it clear that casting was the solution that has so often eluded this series in its jump from page to screen in the past.
March 12, 2019
The Hidden Staircase ultimately fails to introduce the younger members of its audience to the pleasures of movie detective.
March 11, 2019
Clearly made by people who have thought through the material and tried to make it enjoyable and palatable, but the set-up at the end for further sequels feels a little too hopeful.
July 3, 2019
[Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase ] is a film that will be empowering to young girls and boys as it is a reminder that adventure and mystery await...
April 26, 2019
The kind of movie I want my kids to see, presenting young people who are smart and resourceful and good-hearted instead of self-entitled punks living in a world without consequences.
April 16, 2019
Sophia Lillis is an absolute delight as the new Nancy -- a far cry from the insufferable pill portrayed by Emma Roberts in 2007's awful Nancy Drew -- and it's a shame she most likely won't be allowed to return to the role.
April 7, 2019
I really didn't like this movie. I thought it was really poorly written and poorly made
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