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April 7, 2008
I haven't felt this embarrassed for a star since Robert DeNiro donned a tutu and did the can-can in Stardust.
April 7, 2008
It's a wondrous and warmhearted adventure story with some nifty special effects and some first-rate performances.
April 7, 2008
Unabashedly, this is a family entertainment package made for the child in all of us. And one more thing: It's fun. Lots of smart, if silly, escapism.
| Original Score: 3/4
April 7, 2008
There's a lot to like about spunky Breslin, even when she's unnecessarily recapping events or recapitulating Home Alone as she chases caricatured cruise-ship tourists from her island. She's a charismatic, energetic presence at the heart of the film
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 6, 2008
Despite its welcome emphasis on the heroism of two female characters, 'Nim's Island' is one of the most disappointing and disjointed films so far this year.
April 5, 2008
Based on Wendy Orr's youthful feminized spin on Robinson Crusoe, "Nim's Island" is a low-key adventure comedy for preteens that will touch the hearts of their gooey-eyed parents.
Full Review | Original Score: B
April 5, 2008
Over-written and awkwardly directed, it's nevertheless family-friendly, complete with flying lizards and a flatulent sea lion.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
April 4, 2008
Nim's Island starts out with a dead mother, so it's already got the makings of a family film classic.
April 4, 2008
Jodie 'Brave One' Foster is still peeved, though now it's less about what bad people do, than how icky their unsanitary their germs are. And she isn't half bad either doing a divine nitwit dining on worms or playing soccer with a coconut in the wilds.
April 4, 2008
A headache-inducing film that grows more obnoxious as it plays, but the most piercing element of the movie is Foster.
Full Review | Original Score: D+
April 4, 2008
"Nim's Island" is pure, unadulterated, escapist fantasy, the sort of roiling adventure film that kids will love but parents will simply have to endure.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
April 4, 2008
Nim's self-reliance and Alex's journey to open herself up to the world are inspiring, even when the circumstances that get them there are lackluster.
April 4, 2008
There are some moments that might annoy anyone over the age of ten. But the target market of young kids should just enjoy the adventure.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
April 4, 2008
Even the kids in the audience will feel a bit insulted by the dumbed-down dialogue and a bit cheated by the bargain-basement special effects.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2008
Book-based tropical adventure is good family fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
April 4, 2008
Nim's Island is a win-win proposition: an entertaining, diverting adventure saga that offers excitement and a relatable heroine for children, and also will remind their parents of favorite classics from their own youth.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 4, 2008
This Island is surrounded by warmth, suspense and good humor.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 4, 2008
A sweet-natured family adventure film that should be quite popular with the grade-school girls at which it's aimed.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 4, 2008
Nim's aquatic adventures and those on land provide the majority of thrills in this exhilarating and enchanting family picture. It's the best I've seen this year and highly recommended for girls and for boys, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
April 4, 2008
Directed by Jennifer Flackett and Mark Levin, and adapted from a novel by Wendy Orr, Nim's Island offers a nice message for kids and grown-ups: Be the hero of your own story, whether confronting a volcano or 'borderline agoraphobia.'
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
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