Reviews

Jun 14, 2021
The movie is charming and Emma Thompson, per usual, makes for an utterly endearing misanthrope. However, I have to question the decision to gloss over Travers' queer identity.
Feb 1, 2021
Uniformly excellent performances to cover the movie's languid pacing.
Jan 30, 2021
It's surprisingly melancholy in tone, but in an oddly pleasing way that feels reverent to the subject material as it reveals how the film Mary Poppins almost never was.
Dec 4, 2020
Delights on every level that heartfelt Disney dramas tend to seek.
Sep 21, 2020
Will most likely enchant diehard Disney fans and most certainly those who will appreciate its focus on a film that remains one of Disney's most enduring favorites.
Jul 28, 2020
While some may argue it's a self-congratulatory exercise from The House of Mouse, I found myself being won over by its charisma and the effectiveness of the lead performances.
Jul 8, 2020
Saving Mr. Banks is a film that pays tribute to the Disney legacy even if the film stretches the truth in storytelling.
Jun 9, 2020
Finding out what went down behind the scenes of one of my favorite Disney classics doesn't take away from wonderful performances by Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks
Jan 22, 2020
With eye-popping set design of the 60s, featuring sunny Los Angeles and turn-of-the-century Australia with its Wild West essence − the film is a true winner.
Jan 8, 2020
Saving Mr. Banks is beyond cool. You won't need a spoonful of sugar to taste the sweet charm of this story. It's supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Aug 29, 2019
An example of an inability to maturely deal with the very adult details in the lives of adults responsible for the output of family friendly entertainment.
Aug 6, 2019
Saving Mr. Banks is emotional manipulation intended to excuse the blackmail-based commodification of one woman's dream.
Jun 4, 2019
Saving Mr. Banks' incredible cast are firing on all cylinders, from the top tier to the supporting, which results in one of the funniest, most touching films of the year.
Mar 6, 2019
No wonder Mary Poppins needed a spoonful of sugar. This is a dark film that tells the heart-breaking true story behind one of the great characters in children's movie history.
Feb 1, 2019
The Oscar-winning performers are at the top of their games in a film that is bogged down by a clunky structure that detracts more than it helps.
Jan 26, 2019
Absorbing and affecting, Saving Mr. Banks is a wonderful film for the ages.
Jan 17, 2019
Saving Mr. Banks ends up being both a Disney entertainment and an insider's Hollywood movie, along with simply being pretty swell all round.
Nov 1, 2018
Saving Mr. Banks is schmaltzy, but it's that good type of schmaltz. It's heart-warming, charming and full of wonderful performances.
Nov 1, 2018
Fans of Mary Poppins will enjoy this extended behind-the-scenes featurette that explores the film's origins and conception of its unforgettable soundtrack.
Oct 12, 2018
Saving Mr. Banks is a film delivered more on performances than special effects, and every character in the film is fully realized.