The Nutcracker in 3D Reviews

December 6, 2010
Delivering the cinematic equivalent of a lump of coal in a Christmas stocking, The Nutcracker in 3D is an apparent Scrooge-like attempt by Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky to forever ruin children's associations with the classic Yuletide ballet.
December 3, 2010
One of the most misguided children's films ever made.
November 29, 2010
This non-balletic adaptation by the Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky is something gnarled and stunted and wrong, something that should never have been allowed to see the light of day. How's that for a holiday-ad pullquote?
November 29, 2010
[It] has so many terrible ideas that the terrible execution is almost irrelevant: Even if the film were well done, it would still be a travesty.
November 24, 2010
The Viennese scenes, shot on Budapest soundstages, give a new, dreary meaning to "workmanlike."
November 24, 2010
Spectacularly misconceived, bloated and incredibly ugly...
November 24, 2010
From what dark night of the soul emerged the wretched idea for "The Nutcracker in 3D"?
November 23, 2010
The wildest thing about this movie is its faith that what kids (and parents) really want for Christmas is a Nutcracker version of the Final Solution.
November 23, 2010
Imagine watching Tchaikovsky's ballet after taking a handful of peyote -- on a day when all of the dancers call in sick and the orchestra decides to play a different set of the composer's works.
November 23, 2010
Your Thanksgiving turkey has arrived on schedule and it's called "The Nutcracker in 3D."
November 23, 2010
At worst, it's a joke, an exercise in treacly bad taste, a $90 million pain in the retinas.
November 23, 2010
Who had the lamebrained idea for a post-apocalyptic 3-D Nutcracker that is lacking any trace of ballet?
November 22, 2010
Seriously, who thought this was a good idea?
November 22, 2010
The familiarity of the music may actually be a disadvantage; the ear wants the melodies to conform to one's memory of them, but instead they've been tortured into compliance with the needs of a standard movie musical.