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 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
July 17, 2006
Often as garish and shrill as it is magical and enchanting.
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.
February 4, 2006
Pleasantly diverting.
February 4, 2006
Any time Thompson curls that prosthetic snaggletooth over her lower lip and murmurs a nearly inaudible harrumph is a comic moment to be treasured.
February 3, 2006
Think of it Edward Gorey meets Mary Poppins.
February 3, 2006
... worth it if your kids are enjoying the movie. Otherwise, a little of Nanny McPhee can go a long way.
February 3, 2006
Despite the heavy makeup and prosthetics, Emma Thompson shapes a touching and mysterious character. Nanny McPhee is a fine film for the whole family.
February 3, 2006
The script's wry humor survives even the hambone directing of Kirk Jones, who amps up the performances and the color scheme to cartoony extremes.
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