Saving Mr. Banks Reviews

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June 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
January 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.
January 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!
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.
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.
November 17, 2017
Heartwarming without being soppy, this film makes for a thoroughly enjoyable watch.
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.
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.
April 17, 2016
Viewers raised on "Mary Poppins" will be unable to resist the warm embrace of "Saving Mr. Banks."
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