Nim's Island

2008

Nim's Island

Critics Consensus

Despite good intentions, Nim's Island flounders under an implausible storyline, simplistic stock characters, and distracting product placement.

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Anything can happen on Nim's Island, a magical place ruled by a young girl's imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover--the world's greatest adventurer. But Alexandra, the author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim's father goes missing from their island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. Now, they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to conquer Nim's Island.

Cast

Abigail Breslin
as Nim Rusoe
Jodie Foster
as Alexandra Rover
Gerard Butler
as Jack Rusoe/Alex Rover
Mark Brady
as Purser
Anthony Simcoe
as First Mate
Peter Callan
as Edmund's Father
Rhonda Doyle
as Edmund's Mother
Colin Gibson
as Cruise Director
Bryan Probets
as Australian Tourist No.1
Andrew Nason
as Australian Tourist No.2
Dorothy Thorsen
as Blue-Haired Woman
Jeff Dornan
as Taxi Driver
Jay Laga'aia
as Helicopter Pilot
Marea Lambert-Baker
as Flight Attendant
John Walton
as Evil Captor
Jon-Claire Lee
as Business Passenger
Craig Marriott
as Pharmacy Delivery Guy
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Critic Reviews for Nim's Island

All Critics (104) | Top Critics (29) | Fresh (53) | Rotten (51)

Audience Reviews for Nim's Island

  • Jan 03, 2012
    Despite the unbelievable storyline, Nim's Island is a cute movie aimed for children. More talking than actually going out for adventure.
    Sylvester K Super Reviewer
  • Nov 05, 2011
    There's not a lot of adventure in Nim's Island but there is a lot of character development and although it might be confusing for some, the acting and script just about save's it.
    Directors C Super Reviewer
  • Jul 24, 2011
    what makes nim's island so enjoyable is that it's funny with it's script, modest when it's not, and still adds a great look at family entertainment. B+
    Juan C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 20, 2011
    I didn't like the story-line at all. Talking animals; characters getting out of impossible situations; totally predictable. I saw it a second time a couple years later, softened my stand a bit and raised my rating by 1/2 a star. At least the plot kept moving.
    Red L Super Reviewer

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