Saving Mr. Banks Reviews

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August 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.
August 6, 2019
Saving Mr. Banks is emotional manipulation intended to excuse the blackmail-based commodification of one woman's dream.
February 23, 2018
It is a strange, empty and pointless exercise that lets down some talented actors and a witty script.
October 14, 2017
Much like the morals in his movies, apparently Walt Disney can melt the heart of even the hardest villain. So says the global brand of myth and fairy tale, our greatest source of hearsay and speculation.
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.
June 18, 2016
It may be the most self-congratulatory bit of hagiography Hollywood has ever produced, and that's saying something.
July 14, 2015
Travers hated what Disney did to her creation, and she would have hated what his studio has now done to her.
April 23, 2014
Emma Thompson's character comes off as the stodgy Fun Police, rather than an author trying to protect her work.
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.
March 8, 2014
Mostra-se to determinado a santificar Walt que, para isso, demoniza P.L. Travers, unindo-se aos recentes Hitchcock e A Garota em um gnero que gosto de chamar de "cinema-tabloide".
February 6, 2014
Saving Mr. Banks depicts cinema as a perverse nexus of capitalism and psychoanalysis.
February 4, 2014
This too is a Disney movie, of course, with little to say about artistic integrity but lots of commonsense encouragement to revisit Mary Poppins.
January 9, 2014
Advertising that audiences have to pay to see.
January 6, 2014
The great irony underneath Hancock's handsomely produced vat of cinematic syrup is that it is precisely the kind of flapdoodle Travers would have frowned, moaned and tsk-tsked about.
January 6, 2014
"Banks" Short on Key Details
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.
January 2, 2014
Thompson almost saves "Mr. Banks"
December 23, 2013
Reflects light from other sources but doesn't produce any of its own.
December 22, 2013
Corporatist propaganda of the highest order, as the Disney juggernaut congratulates itself on the half-century anniversary of "Mary Poppins."
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