Nim's Island - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Nim's Island Reviews

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January 21, 2015
a nice choice for family movie night if you have kids who haven't yet reached their teens
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
July 26, 2012
The material isn't up to the level of the film's lead, Abigail Breslin.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
December 17, 2008
Foster proves adept at broad physical comedy, the animated sequences charm, and codirectors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett send up the make-believe Rover with panache.
August 11, 2008
Overplayed: there are entirely too many beaming smiles and emotional flip-outs...the only reason to see this movie is Foster, whose overplaying somehow succeeds at charming where her costars fail. [Blu-Ray]
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
July 19, 2008
If you have a child, Nim's Island is the kind of film you won't be sorry you shared with him or especially her, and if you don't have a youngster, you'll wish you did.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
July 11, 2008
A more enjoyable saga of girl power than Breslin's highly touted followup vehicle, 'Kit Kittredge.'
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
June 8, 2008
The first half is really cute and imaginative. Unfortunately, the second half isn't quite as good.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
June 5, 2008
... the cast and the cute critters make up for the weaker elements and bring home a nice movie for the 5-11 age group.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 22, 2008
An energetic but whisper thin south sea adventure that borrows heavily from Home Alone and Jewel of the Nile.
May 2, 2008
The movie gets plain silly, but at least it's lively, and young girls will enjoy Nim's lifestyle in her eco-friendly and frolic-packed tropical paradise.
May 1, 2008
for all the curiosity of seeing Foster in a rare comic rôle, her neurotic, tic-afflicted, accident-prone Alexandra annoys more than she engages, which is a problem for a character who contributes so little to the actual plot apart from diversion
April 20, 2008
There's nothing very suspenseful going on ... but the cast and the story will appeal to both kids and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 15, 2008
here is in fact no actual villain or conflict or tension or fun, and let's face it: we all know Jack will make it back safe and sound (sorry kids, but Wendy Or doesn't have JK Rowling's narrative cahoonas)
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 12, 2008
I found one vital piece of 'Nim's Island' to be ridiculous and the entirety to be only marginally successful.
April 11, 2008
...the promised adventure never quite materializes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
April 10, 2008
If your kids have been totally weaned on ADD-addled animated flicks that mostly coast on crude humor and instantly dated pop culture references, then this clearly isn't the film for them.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
April 9, 2008
Strictly for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 8, 2008
Foster/Breslin provide warm/funny moments but the story sinks in the middle
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 8, 2008
Played for laughs, [Foster's] neurotic tics become repetitious and more abrasive than humorous%u2014such as her addiction to Purell (hello, product placement!).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 8, 2008
Plenty of things happen that adults will have to overlook and forget any reasoning because this is a movie aimed at kids, and on that point it delivers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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