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Nanny McPhee Returns Reviews

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Top Critic
Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
September 7, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
January 31, 2011
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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
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
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
jackiekcooper.com
August 24, 2010
Emma Thompson scores again as the ugly nanny made beautiful by good deeds
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Joshua Starnes
ComingSoon.net
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
Sarah Boslaugh
Playback:stl
August 21, 2010
I found myself alternately charmed, amused, and moved by this story of wartime England ...
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Dave White
Movies.com
August 20, 2010
Pretty sweet, more funny than not, suspenseful if you're six years old and even kind of moving if you find yourself in the position of being the grown-up along for the ride.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Jen Yamato
Movies.com
August 20, 2010
Whimsical, heartwarming, and a tad bittersweet.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Liz Braun
Jam! Movies
August 20, 2010
Nanny McPhee turns up like magic when you need her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Charles Williams
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
August 20, 2010
A delightful family movie, filled with frolicking farm animals, flying motorcycles and life lessons worth remembering.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Pam Grady
Boxoffice Magazine
August 20, 2010
One of those rare kids' movies that entertains both little ones and grownups.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
May 16, 2011
Neil Rosen
NY1-TV
May 12, 2011
Top Critic
Andrew Barker
Variety
May 11, 2011
Andrew Schenker
Slant Magazine
May 10, 2011
Elise Nakhnikian
House Next Door
April 22, 2011
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