Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Reviews

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
March 21, 2019
Lillis shines as the brainy detective, but the movie itself is none too bright.
March 20, 2019
Wait for it to show up on TeeVee -- slow, dull, strictly small screen material.
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 14, 2019
For a franchise that has been so prolific and so popular over the decades, one might expect more screen adaptations. This new version points to a possible reason why: The stories are rather thin.
March 13, 2019
While most of the acting here is unexceptional and the direction/editing often reflects odd choices,... the movie's intended demographic of adolescent and teenage girls will likely not care.
March 12, 2019
The Hidden Staircase ultimately fails to introduce the younger members of its audience to the pleasures of movie detective.