Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase Reviews

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.