• Released
  • August 20, 2010
  • PG , 1 hr 49 min
  • Comedy
    Family
  • 543 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: A nanny (Emma Thompson) uses magic to teach mischievous children a lesson.

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Critic Ratings

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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Has a lighter spirit than its predecessor, but it arrives at the same warm and touching place.
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
At its best, Nanny McPhee Returns has the playful surrealism of "Babe," if "Babe" had been directed by Terry Gilliam.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Ultimately, the performances carry the film.
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70

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
James Newton Howard's music picks up its comic cues perhaps a bit too swiftly and loudly, but little of this detracts from the movie's many...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Thompson, who also wrote the script, has skittery, baffling fun enjoining her plummy guest actors (including Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, and...
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63

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
The end result, while entertaining, is the kind of unruly mess you can't imagine the indomitable Nanny McPhee tolerating.
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50

Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
The initial close-up of Thompson - all sourly snaggletoothed and begoggled - is as funny as anything in the original. And just that one...
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50

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
Nanny McPhee, the homely yet exemplary governess, is back. Why? Hard to say, but one thing is certain: Writer-star Emma Thompson didn't do...
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30

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
This children's entertainment-grownups beware!-is preoccupied by squishy stuff that includes mud and poop, as well as by syrup that oozes...
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20

New York Daily News

By Joe Neumaier
This dour, hyperactive family film is joyless, overly busy and starchy.
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Rated PG | For Rude humor, some language and mild thematic elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Fantasy isn't as enchanting as original, but it's still fun.
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