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Nanny McPhee Returns Reviews

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Al Alexander
The Patriot Ledger
July 19, 2015
The magic is gone.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
Jeff Beck
September 23, 2012
It's possible that it could come off as a little surprising, despite its predictable nature, if you haven't seen the first film. But even then, I think it would be rather obvious that the charm is missing.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Don Groves
December 25, 2010
An unfunny nanny who outstays her welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
Sean P. Means
Salt Lake Tribune
October 8, 2010
Thompson brings a sly wit to some scenes, and her absence is felt when she leaves the screen time to the bickering children.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Cynthia Fuchs
September 5, 2010
Nanny McPhee Returns establishes standard class differences between the country cousins and the city cousins -- even as both sets of children are in need of retraining by the daunting Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson).
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
September 5, 2010
Almost defiantly old-fashioned. There is something charming about the idea that children will still go for this sort of thing.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune
September 2, 2010
Nanny McPhee Returns may not be the most original material, but compared to so much of the dim-bulb rubbish churned out for tots, it practically qualifies as enchanted.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Simon Abrams
Slant Magazine
August 30, 2010
Thompson spends much of Nanny McPhee Returns's interminable 109-minute runtime trying to set her homely titular heroine apart from Mary Poppins.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John Wirt
Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
August 27, 2010
Noisy, forced and much less magical than Nanny McPhee I.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
August 26, 2010
It's nice to see Nanny McPhee back again, even if she's every bit as scary as she was when she first appeared.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
New England Movies Weekly
August 26, 2010
[W]hat sort of mind thinks this sort of material is children's entertainment?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Gary Thompson
Philadelphia Daily News
August 26, 2010
The only performer to emerge without a professional scratch is Thompson, who as usual makes the most of her character, warts and all.
Jeff Meyers
Metro Times (Detroit, MI)
August 26, 2010
Poopy fun for the tots, but Maggie Smith deserves better
Full Review | Original Score: B-
Tom Meek
Boston Phoenix
August 26, 2010
At least the A-list cast and crisp direction by TV vet Susanna White lift the film out of the dung heap.
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
August 25, 2010
A sweet-tempered film with characters it's possible to care about -- even while they pass through predictable situation after predictable situation.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jackie K. Cooper
August 24, 2010
Emma Thompson scores again as the ugly nanny made beautiful by good deeds
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Joshua Starnes
August 23, 2010
Nanny McPhee Returns is enjoyable for a lot longer than it's not, filled with class and charm that a lot of other children's films reject as unpalatable.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Boo Allen
Denton Record-Chronicle
August 22, 2010
Thompson's brilliance can be seen all through this mostly kid-friendly tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Betty Jo Tucker
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
August 21, 2010
Everything seems terribly bleak at first, but Nanny McPhee soon makes delightful, magical sights appear while she goes about 'fixing' things.
Frank Swietek
One Guy's Opinion
August 21, 2010
A bright, witty family movie that has the added attraction--rare nowadays--of not being in 3D.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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