Nanny McPhee Reviews

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September 17, 2020
A recipient of the Truly Moving Picture Award from the Heartland Film Festival.
February 28, 2020
Nanny McPhee is neither pretty nor perky. She doesn't sing, dance, or sweep the children off to fantasyland. Thompson has said that there is a kind of zen quality to her, and that seems about right.
August 24, 2017
As Nanny McPhee's hideousness melts slowly away, the film packs a sweet punch, but there is still a spoonful of medicine in amongst the concoctions of clotted cream and acid-coloured icing.
August 1, 2012
It's more of a kids' film than a grown-up's movie, with a good message at its heart.
April 30, 2010
The kind of movie that I would have loved to seen as a kid. Magical stuff. I look forward to the sequel. Paul Chambers, CNN.
September 17, 2007
Nanny McPhee really works ... despite all of its common plots and ideas, because it stays true to storybook conventions that have never and will never get old.
March 1, 2007
An exquisitely designed fable that will delight adults as well as their offspring through its beguiling innocence and hushed, low-key charm.
January 5, 2007
November 27, 2006
Nanny McPhee falls back on the Nickelodeon principle "If all else fails, hit 'em with a retina-searing overload of visual and aural information."
September 27, 2006
There are many different kinds of children's movies, and this one tries to be all of them at once -- including one of those in which the children are smarter than the adults.
July 17, 2006
Often as garish and shrill as it is magical and enchanting.
June 24, 2006
...Pleasing but ultimately unsatisfying.
June 7, 2006
Frays in the second half… Fancy Darcy as a limp romantic lead!
May 12, 2006
Its redeeming virtues are Thompson, Firth and Kelly Macdonald as Firth's adoring housemaid; they manage to give genuine, affecting performances in the midst of all the outlandish, obnoxious goings-on.
May 3, 2006
Mary Poppins as imagined by Lon Chaney.
April 1, 2006
Frothy and fun yet deliciously dark...
March 27, 2006
I found myself tearing up right on cue, (Patrick Doyle knows all my buttons) but sincerely, enjoying the magical tale as much as if I were a small child.
February 22, 2006
Should play well with the small fry, though adults may be more bothered by the clumsy shifts in tone.
February 18, 2006
It relies on a good story and interesting characters a lot more than it does on eye candy.
Top Critic
February 8, 2006
The kids will love the candy-box sets and costumes like confectionery-shop windows, the whimsy and farcical grotesqueness of it all.
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