Nancy Drew Synopsis
The young sleuth probes the long-unsolved death of a Hollywood movie star.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
What's not to like about a girl detective who is a good citizen and better student, a leader rather than a follower, a resourceful...
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75

New York Daily News

By Jack Mathews
A very clever update of the 16-year-old heroine, managing to make her seem both as square as the Bobbsey Twins and as contemporary as...
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75

TV Guide

By Ken Fox
The movie's refusal to treat young girls like silly tramps-in-training is almost radical: It's just good, clean fun and actually offers...
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63

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Nice. The film itself is more nice than good, but nice isn't the worst trait.
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63

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
A well-written and in many ways pleasing update of a character who has endured in print for 78 years. Too bad it's sadly slow-paced.
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58

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
The culprit, I'd say, is the uninteresting casting of Miss Roberts in the title role. She's a pleasant enough performer, but her...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The movie's fodder for tweener girls with indiscriminate Nick TV addictions, but there's just enough wit on display to make you realize it...
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50

The Hollywood Reporter

By Sheri Linden
The culture-clash procedural, which brings the small-town teen to big bad Hollywood, feels more perfunctory than inspired.
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50

USA Today

Nancy Drew is 16, dresses like she's 12 and acts like she's about 45. And therein lies the problem with this adaptation of the beloved book...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
The mystery of Nancy Drew' is how a movie can get so many things right -- particularly the inspired casting of Emma Roberts as the spunky...
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Let's talk Nancy

By curlymcgraw
I was able to see this movie and unfortunately I didn't really like it. Mothers with pre-teen daughters may take them and while the pre-teen will like it; mothers, fathers, sons and anyone over 12...

Nancy Drew is a nice role model for little girls for a change!!!!

By katware26
This movie was great! I took my soon to be 6 year old to this movie and she loved it!!! She left the movie saying "I want to be just like her when I grow up"! This was refreshing after sitting...

OH NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

By hott_stuff
This movie was HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!!! It had no plot at all. The actors in the movie truly are unable to act. A stick could act better than this! If i were you i would save your money and go eat at...

"Old Fashioned" but Fun -- Go See "Nancy Drew!"

By profseibertdavis
The new "Nancy Drew" movie is, like its main character, a little old fashioned. There's actually a plot, rather than a sequence of video game-like explosions, "heroic" posturing, and tag lines (i.e.,...

Nancy Drew

By wchild1017
it was amazing awsome ! please do your self a favorite and go see it!...

Wait a second!!!

By jennygirl219
Okay, I figured I should be the whistle blower here. Monkeytwister started ripping on another reviewer (not reviewee) for poor spelling, yet Monkeytwister used poor spelling AND incorrect grammar....

nancy drew

By hermetcrab
I think this movie is completely exciting and thrilling. You will not be able to take your eyes off the screen. nancy drew came back from the book series to the big screen for the new generation and...

Emma Roberts Rox My Sox

By Pirates123Lover
Young actress Emma Roberts (niece to Julia Roberts) stars as teen detective Nancy Drew! This mystery will have you coming back to the theaters to see it again and again!...

Nancy Drew Get a Clue

By MM11
I really sugest this movie to children and adults it has a great mystery to it but some parts can be a little spooky for little children the actors are great too this movie is actually the first...

Can go either way

By MOVIEjunkie2448
Emma Roberts is a great actress which will make this movie popular with Nick viewers but i don't think it will get huge rankings like the books have for several years. I do Think i will see it with a...

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Rated PG | For mild violence, thematic elements and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 8+ Big-screen teen sleuth is cute, if a bit bland.
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