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Saving Mr. Banks Reviews

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February 22, 2018
It is a strange, empty and pointless exercise that lets down some talented actors and a witty script.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
November 16, 2017
Heartwarming without being soppy, this film makes for a thoroughly enjoyable watch.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
October 20, 2017
It's basically harmless fluff anchored by two great actors enjoying the hell out of one another.
September 6, 2017
... it follows the Disney modus operandi of ultimately exalting even the most unlikable characters in order to satisfy their traditional family audiences.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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
June 18, 2016
It may be the most self-congratulatory bit of hagiography Hollywood has ever produced, and that's saying something.
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
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
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-
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.
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
August 2, 2014
It's a wonderful film that deserves your attention, and that you deserve to experience.
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
June 28, 2014
A familiar and very satisfying collision of art versus commerce or lowbrow, mainstream taste...versus highbrow sophistication.
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
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
April 9, 2014
Genial, inconsequential, deeply odd but not quite "quirky."
April 8, 2014
This is Disney wielding its cultural influence as an emotional cattle prod.
Full Review | Original Score: D
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.
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