Nanny McPhee Reviews

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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.
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.
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.
February 8, 2006
The intermittent pleasures [Nanny McPhee] affords, provided chiefly by a standout cast in high camp mode, make it a passable destination for a family outing.
February 3, 2006
A spoonful of sugar would be just the start to make this unappetizing family film properly go down ...
January 29, 2006
The wildly colorful costumes and the jubilant defiance of the film's terrorizing tykes simply is not enough for Nanny McPhee to get its hapless house in order.
January 27, 2006
Nanny McPhee? Nanny McPhooey is more like it.
January 27, 2006
There's nothing offhand or spontaneous-feeling about Nanny McPhee; it's a highly mechanical piece of work, and its potentially delightful details are wasted.
January 27, 2006
Even those of us not pining nostalgically for Mary Poppins can feel the slump of a long, downward trajectory. Nanny McPhee plops.
January 27, 2006
Lack of visual dazzle, combined with barely sympathetic child characters, keeps the film from enchanting as fully as it might have.
January 27, 2006
Except for a few nice, honest moments that manage to sneak in, watching Nanny McPhee is like being beaten over the head with a toy mallet: harmless, yet awfully irritating.
January 27, 2006
McPhee is a composite of Margaret Hamilton, Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle and the grunting Karl from Sling Blade.
January 27, 2006
To those of you who always wanted to refer to Mary Poppins as 'the hot one,' your hour has come!
January 27, 2006
Nanny McPhee isn't a bad film, just a disappointing one.
January 27, 2006
The kiddie komedy of Nanny McPhee shows that Mary Poppins plus Charles Dickens can add up to less than even Cheaper by the Dozen.
January 27, 2006
Although such elements lend the film an edge most American children's films wouldn't dare, Nanny McPhee is actually quite conventional in virtually every other regard.
January 27, 2006
A howling headache-inducer that features bratty urchins prone to torturing people and a color scheme resplendent with hot-pink bustiers and peeling lime paint.
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