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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.

Cast & Crew

Jodie Foster
Alexandra Rover
Gerard Butler
Alex Rover, Jack
Peter Callan
Edmund's Father
Mark Levin
Screenwriter
Paula Mazur
Screenwriter
Joseph Kwong
Screenwriter
Stephen Jones
Executive Producer
Stuart Dryburgh
Cinematographer
Barry Robison
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Critic Reviews for Nim's Island

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  • 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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