Nanny McPhee Synopsis
Children must accept discipline after a nanny with mysterious powers is hired to look over them.
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75

Boston Globe

By Wesley Morris
Thompson adapted the screenplay from Christianna Brand's "Nurse Matilda" books, and she and director Kirk Jones balance the slapstick and...
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Underlying the story is sadness, a sense of mystery and a quality of pain. Enjoy the movie for its surface pleasures, but when it's over,...
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75

Chicago Tribune

Nanny McPhee maintains a satisfying, all-ages balance between broad comedy and human warmth.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Will kids like the movie? I suspect they will. Kids like to see other kids learning the rules even if they don't much want to learn them...
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The film's look, fashioned by production designer Michael Howells, is noteworthy for its vibrant colors and fantastical feel.
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63

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
There's magic afoot, even if the movie is more serviceable than magical.
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63

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
This bracing adaptation of the Nurse Matilda books by Christianna Brand is the acidic antidote to Mary Poppins sweetness.
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60

The Hollywood Reporter

By Ray Bennett
Colorful, noisy and brimming with special effects, the picture may please young audiences simply looking for loud action, but its corny...
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50

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
Oversweetened or not, "Mary Poppins" remains a deservedly beloved work of art. Nanny McPhee is an overproduced industrial enterprise.
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50

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
One of those raucous, hyperactive kiddie flicks that knocks you upside the head from its opening frame.
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Great

By panther96
Good family flick. I really enjoyed it....

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Rated PG | For mild thematic elements, some rude humor and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Charming adaption of kids' books. Good family fun.
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