Nim's Island - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Nim's Island Reviews

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Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
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
Michael Dequina
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
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
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.
Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews
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
Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
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+
John Beifuss
Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
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
Austin Kennedy
Sin Magazine
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
Lori Hoffman
Atlantic City Weekly
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
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
May 22, 2008
An energetic but whisper thin south sea adventure that borrows heavily from Home Alone and Jewel of the Nile.
Tim Robey
Daily Telegraph (UK)
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.
Anton Bitel
Eye for Film
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
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
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
Mike Sage
Peterborough This Week
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
John P. McCarthy
ReelTalk Movie Reviews
April 12, 2008
I found one vital piece of 'Nim's Island' to be ridiculous and the entirety to be only marginally successful.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 11, 2008
...the promised adventure never quite materializes.
| Original Score: 2/5
Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
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
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 9, 2008
Strictly for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Jackie K. Cooper
April 8, 2008
Foster/Breslin provide warm/funny moments but the story sinks in the middle
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Kent Turner
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
Diana Saenger
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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