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.
November 2, 2018
Maybe see it for the effects work and production design, both of which are nothing short of spectacular.
November 2, 2018
It's at once familiar and bizarre, overstuffed yet half-baked. And while it boasts impressive individual elements, the overall result remains far from the magic it seeks.
November 2, 2018
Tchaikovsky must be rolling In his grave after this wretched attempt to turn the famous fairy tale/ballet into a blockbuster results in slow torture for kids and grownups alike.
November 2, 2018
A fruitcake of a movie, nutty and stale.
November 2, 2018
What in the cuckoo Christmas blasphemy is this?
November 2, 2018
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is a miscalculation of Magic Kingdom-sized proportions.
November 1, 2018
The visual allure of this production is undeniable, but having the nerve to be simple and nice all the way through is, even for Disney, verging on being a lost art.
November 1, 2018
The unruly, incoherent "The Nutcracker and the Four Realms" is like an explosion of special effects and set design in search of a story.
November 1, 2018
There's no doubt it's a film that will delight very young audiences but one wonders how much that enchantment will extend to the older ones.
November 1, 2018
You can't help succumbing to the shiny opulence of it all. Pass the Gaviscon - this is pure cinematic gluttony.
November 1, 2018
An enjoyably nutty more-is-more family holiday extravaganza.
November 1, 2018
The predictable plot is elevated by 17-year-old Foy, sweet and strong, adorably freckled and gifted at subtle physical communication.
November 1, 2018
For dance fans, it's not Christmas without The Nutcracker. I suspect in years to come TV schedulers may feel the same about this movie.
November 1, 2018
Watching Copeland pirouette across the screen, you rather wish you were just watching her perform a filmed version of the ballet.
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