Saving Mr. Banks Reviews

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January 11, 2014
Forget super. This bighearted and intelligent drama is supercalifragili. . . .you get the idea
January 3, 2014
The whole thing leaves you with an appalling chill. It feels like a warning from Hollywood to the ambivalent creators of anything: Take the spoonful of sugar or we'll force-feed it to you.
December 20, 2013
Pencil Thompson in now for an Oscar nomination, and maybe a win, and prepare to leave the theater humming the iconic songs.
December 20, 2013
The sap doesn't run too thick, although it does run, and the movie certainly has a patented Disney upbeat feel much of the time. It's more a spoonful of sugar than medicine for aging baby boomer's souls.
December 20, 2013
Smart, delightful.
December 19, 2013
Saving Mr Banks is a merciless film. It hits you with every sentimental low blow it can think of. Then it pounds you again. And when you're down, it jumps on you.
August 6, 2019
Saving Mr. Banks is emotional manipulation intended to excuse the blackmail-based commodification of one woman's dream.
June 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.
May 7, 2019
The pacing works perfectly.
March 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.
February 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.
January 26, 2019
Absorbing and affecting, Saving Mr. Banks is a wonderful film for the ages.
January 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.
November 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.
November 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.
October 12, 2018
Saving Mr. Banks is a film delivered more on performances than special effects, and every character in the film is fully realized.
September 5, 2018
It is not a taxing film. You always know where it's going and, with its rather melodramatic flashbacks, there is no ambiguity as to where it is coming from, but neither matters as much as they should as there is just so much joy to be had otherwise.
August 30, 2018
In a season that commodifies childhood wonder, let us also, like Mrs. Travers, summon up childhood trauma.
August 23, 2018
Pleasingly sentimental and richly layered.
August 21, 2018
Perfectly set up shots, longing stares and attempts to tug at your heart-strings just a little too hard are all found in "Saving Mr. Banks." That's not to say it's not an enjoyable film.
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