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Nim's Island Reviews

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Philip Martin
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
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.
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.
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
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
Edward Douglas
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
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
Nick Schager
Slant Magazine
April 4, 2008
The only wonder eventually elicited by Nim's Island is of a mystified variety.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Eric D. Snider
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+
Dezhda Gaubert
E! Online
April 3, 2008
This supposed adventure movie could use a little more wind in its sails.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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
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Peter Schilling
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
April 4, 2008
Just when the movie needs real girl power, it leaves its heroine stranded.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Brian Orndorf
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+
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
April 11, 2008
...the promised adventure never quite materializes.
| Original Score: 2/5
Beth Accomando
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.
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Philip Marchand
Toronto Star
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
Joshua Tyler
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
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 3, 2008
Good spirited, [but] rushed and clumsy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Brandon Fibbs
Colorado Springs Gazette
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
Matt Pais
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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