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Saving Mr. Banks Reviews

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Dan Mecca
The Film Stage
June 21, 2016
There is a lot of tricky narrative positioning in the script that works in building momentum, but it often feels so manipulated that it's tough to keep your eyes from rolling.
Full Review | Original Score: C
Jason Bailey
Flavorwire
June 18, 2016
It may be the most self-congratulatory bit of hagiography Hollywood has ever produced, and that's saying something.
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
May 17, 2016
Although at times overly sweet and emotional, Saving Mr. Banks is for the most part warm, heartfelt and easy to like. It's hard not to appreciate the Disney magic once again on display here.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
J. Olson
Cinemixtape
April 17, 2016
Viewers raised on "Mary Poppins" will be unable to resist the warm embrace of "Saving Mr. Banks."
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
James Plath
Family Home Theater
April 3, 2016
With a few distorted facts, Saving Mr. Banks takes on a life of its own, and there's enough truth in it to make you swallow the rest . . . with or without a spoonful of sugar.
Full Review | Original Score: A-
Emine Yildirim
Today's Zaman (Turkey)
February 29, 2016
Saving Mr. Banks works well under the directorial style of John Lee Hancock, but its real mark will be left thanks to the multifaceted Thompson.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
July 14, 2015
Travers hated what Disney did to her creation, and she would have hated what his studio has now done to her.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
August 11, 2014
The picture is eventually about the therapeutic limitations of art even while celebrating the very real effect it can have on people who need it.
Full Review | Original Score: 7.0/10
Mark Hughes
Forbes
August 2, 2014
It's a wonderful film that deserves your attention, and that you deserve to experience.
Clayton Davis
AwardsCircuit.com
July 28, 2014
Beautifully ambitious and eagerly constructed, the success of Walt Disney Studios' homage to its heritage is anchored magnificently by the crowning work of Emma Thompson's career.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Richard Knight
Windy City Times
June 28, 2014
A familiar and very satisfying collision of art versus commerce or lowbrow, mainstream taste...versus highbrow sophistication.
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
May 18, 2014
... would have been better suited as a Disney special or an extra on a Blu-ray release of Mary Poppins rather than a vehicle for awards season.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.0/4.0
Brad Keefe
Columbus Alive
April 23, 2014
Emma Thompson's character comes off as the stodgy Fun Police, rather than an author trying to protect her work.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Ray Pride
Newcity
April 9, 2014
Genial, inconsequential, deeply odd but not quite "quirky."
Dan Schindel
Movie Mezzanine
April 8, 2014
This is Disney wielding its cultural influence as an emotional cattle prod.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jason Best
Movie Talk
March 25, 2014
Saving Mr Banks is an unexpected gem, a witty and warm-hearted celebration of two great storytellers that adroitly balances delicious culture-clash comedy with affecting biographical insights.
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
March 24, 2014
There's great care to preserve the Disney brand with this film, which at times goes overboard with its reverence but never stoops to the point of being cheesy.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
March 8, 2014
Mostra-se tão determinado a santificar Walt que, para isso, demoniza P.L. Travers, unindo-se aos recentes Hitchcock e A Garota em um gênero que gosto de chamar de "cinema-tabloide".
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Rebecca Barry Hill
Flicks.co.nz
February 9, 2014
It's a welcome surprise to find that Saving Mr. Banks is smart enough not to overdose on the sweet stuff.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Raam Tarat
Future Movies UK
February 7, 2014
This is an utterly captivating origin story on how the all singing, all dancing, iconic technicolour musical (with bells on) -- Mary Poppins came to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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