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Nanny McPhee Returns Reviews

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July 19, 2015
The magic is gone.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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
December 25, 2010
An unfunny nanny who outstays her welcome.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5
August 19, 2010
The movie is very uneven in tone and in quality, with charming nonsense colliding with what appears to be devastating tragedy.
Full Review | Original Score: C
February 14, 2012
Full Review | Original Score: C
August 19, 2010
Too much of the contrasting comedy in Nanny McPhee Returns is shrill, laden with routine computer-generated effects and pounded into dust by James Newton Howard's shut-up-already musical score.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 19, 2010
The ham-handed director was Susanna White, who intercuts compulsively, whether or not anything is happening.
August 20, 2010
Nanny McPhee shows up, she says, when she is needed but not wanted. As soon as she is wanted but not needed, she must go. So what does she do when you don't care one way or the other?
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
March 25, 2010
It has entertainment value, but it's no classic -- and there's no need for a third outing.
August 17, 2010
It's merely a compendium of photocopied elements, cartoonish special effects, and easy-bake happily-ever-afters.
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
August 19, 2010
This dour, hyperactive family film is joyless, overly busy and starchy. Worse, it pats itself on the back for doling out the most minimal of morals.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 20, 2010
There's a charming little film struggling to get out of this nearly two-hour CGI extravaganza...
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 20, 2010
I'm not trying to be condescending here, since this is much more of a kids' film than the original. There is just much less entertainment value than before for anyone over the age of ten.
March 25, 2010
Thompson is better-placed to pull off this trick than most writers, though subtlety is not the strong point of a film that gives us a Busby Berkeley water ballet with pigs and Dame Maggie Smith sitting down on a cowpat.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 27, 2010
Noisy, forced and much less magical than Nanny McPhee I.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
August 26, 2010
[W]hat sort of mind thinks this sort of material is children's entertainment?
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
August 20, 2010
the pedestrian direction from Susanna White relentlessly squeezes out all the charm and all the joy with a ruthlessness that is almost, but not quite, awe inspiring
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 19, 2010
In her own film, Nanny McPhee holds the impact of a day player.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 20, 2010
That those blemishes begin to disappear each time her kids learn from her teachings offers a somewhat disturbing statement on the value of physical beauty.
Full Review | Original Score: C
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