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Nim's Island Reviews

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April 4, 2008
... neither particularly fantastic nor adventurous.
Full Review | Original Score: 77/100
April 2, 2008
So why does Nim's Island feel so charmless and rote? Perhaps it's because the film feels like an amalgam of other movies' plotlines.
April 12, 2008
I found one vital piece of 'Nim's Island' to be ridiculous and the entirety to be only marginally successful.
April 4, 2008
Nim's Island is a pleasant-enough jaunt for a family outing, but it never fully arrives at that 'perfect, secret world.'
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 4, 2008
For adults, a grueling exercise in patience and endurance, especially in watching actors that we know can do better lowering themselves to try to mold themselves into some fictitious kid-friendly formula.
Full Review | Original Score: 5.5/10
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 4, 2008
The only wonder eventually elicited by Nim's Island is of a mystified variety.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 4, 2008
I'm not going to quibble too much with a harmless adventure flick meant for tween girls. Then again, I'm not going to knock myself out recommending it, either.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 3, 2008
This supposed adventure movie could use a little more wind in its sails.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
April 3, 2008
A slapdash amalgam of competing visual and storytelling styles, bizarre acting, egregious product placement (particularly for National Geographic) and negative stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
April 4, 2008
Just when the movie needs real girl power, it leaves its heroine stranded.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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 11, 2008
...the promised adventure never quite materializes.
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
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 4, 2008
The movie is not particularly rewarding for adults or children who believe that even a tale of fantastic events should be governed by plausibility.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 3, 2008
Nim's Island wants desperately to be Swiss Family Robinson, but it's more like Swiss Miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
April 3, 2008
Good spirited, [but] rushed and clumsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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 3, 2008
Parents and kids can find more real adventure in a Sunday afternoon trip around a mall parking lot.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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