The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Reviews

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November 5, 2018
But like A Wrinkle in Time, Nutcracker and the Four Realms is an expensive but clunky fantasy, mashing together mythical elements but mostly hitting discordant notes.
November 3, 2018
Perversely, a family film this is not: The Mouse King -- actually a writhing body of mice all working together as one moving mass -- is the stuff of children's nightmares.
November 3, 2018
At its best, what follows is a zany cross between The Wizard of Oz, The Company of Wolves, Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland and Ab Fab. Knightley is a riot and totally worth the price of admission.
November 2, 2018
[It] creates magical, fantastic scenes that should utterly amaze audiences. Yet, the all-important emotional bonds between the characters feel thin and scripted. Where's the excitement? The sense of discovery? The amusing comic interplay?
November 2, 2018
Be forewarned that Disney's latest holiday offering has reprocessed nothing but bits, pieces, slivers and chunks of Nutcrackery into a colorful, sumptuously produced confection with barely detectable nutritional value.
November 2, 2018
There's potential here for a distinctly female examination of leadership, power and war. If only it were further explored.
August 19, 2019
A disjointed but entertaining ride through a magical kingdom kids can only dream of.
July 12, 2019
Mackenzie Foy does a very good job as the smart and beautiful Clara and offers a believable performance as this iconic character in The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.
June 6, 2019
A few song and dance numbers would have livened things up and could have turned this dull excursion into a fun sing-along like "Labyrinth" (1986). No such luck.
June 1, 2019
Just a little too mediocre and a little too generic to find its audience.
May 18, 2019
A sumptuously designed visual feast that has no real personality or soul of its own
May 15, 2019
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms might be visually beautiful, but the film's story falls apart, and the characters are uninteresting with murky motivations.
May 2, 2019
A fractured product that it's more disappointing than disaster.
April 18, 2019
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is mostly worth seeing for Copeland's dancing but it is too small a part of this rather dull if pretty tale.
April 16, 2019
Knightley's panto performance is easily the sparkiest part of a film that otherwise struggles to get up to speed.
March 25, 2019
The sets are lavish, the colors are vibrant, and the ballet sequences are good. That's about it.
March 5, 2019
If Santa Claus had a fever dream fueled by figgy pudding indigestion and an egg nog bender, his subsequent Yuletide hallucinations would probably look tame compared to Disney's aggressively opulent phantasmagoria.
March 4, 2019
There is nothing that could draw anyone to see this film. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 25, 2019
I was so hoping this would be a fun surprise but it was a dud.
February 14, 2019
No, it was not the instant classic that I suppose any studio that makes a holiday-themed movie hopes it will be, but it is a consistently entertaining fantasy with a likable heroine, delightful art design, and a decent message.
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