Nim's Island

2008, Kids & family/Fantasy, 1h 34m

107 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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

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Life is an adventure for a courageous youngster named Nim (Abigail Breslin), who lives on an exotic island with her marine-biologist father. and a menagerie of animal friends. When Nim's father goes missing, she turns to the only person she knows who can help her: adventurer Alex Rover (Gerard Butler). But what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is really Alexandra (Jodie Foster), a timid recluse. Though faint of heart, Alexandra must find the courage within herself to come to Nim's aid.

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Critic Reviews for Nim's Island

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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