The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Reviews

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November 1, 2018
To be frank, it rather limps to the goal line.
November 1, 2018
There's nothing grounding enough here; everything - the sets, the costumes, the performances - seems to drift off in a CGI haze.
November 1, 2018
Odd-couple directors Lasse Hallström and Joe Johnston are hellbent on keeping their movie brooding, sad and sedate.
November 1, 2018
The best we can say about the lengthy action barrage this kicks off is that Foy does look fab in her Nutcracker-regulation soldier-girl duds.
November 1, 2018
The compromised result is suspended between a childlike sense of discovery and a corporate sense of duty - at no point does it feel like the story and the graphics are talking to each other, or even in the same language.
November 1, 2018
Rather than harken back to an elegant, more whimsical period, this Nutcracker calls to mind the early 2010s, when the success of Alice in Wonderland led to a spate of fairy-tale characters marched off to war with hordes of CG creatures.
November 1, 2018
Too many realms, not enough nutcracker.
November 1, 2018
In the end, Nutcracker is a delightfully old-school diversion.
November 1, 2018
If only all that creativity might have served a simpler, more elegant narrative, as opposed to a meaningless war movie in which neither side represents any recognizable cause.
November 1, 2018
The story remains stubbornly lacking in excitement or enchantment; it's more assaultive, to the point of becoming dull.
November 1, 2018
Ultimately, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a family holiday movie that will do well enough for now; it probably won't linger in your memory long enough to make it until the next inevitable adaptation comes around.
November 1, 2018
Not quite an instant Christmas, or Disney, classic. But The Nutcracker and Four Realms, just like the Land of Sweets in the ballet, has many delightful diversions.
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