• Released
  • June 15, 2007
  • PG , 1 hr 39 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Family
  • 3,044 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: The young sleuth probes the long-unsolved death of a Hollywood movie star.

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75

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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50

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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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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