Nim's Island Synopsis
Fate brings together a reclusive writer and a girl (Abigail Breslin) whose father has gone missing.
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Ruthe Stein
Exhilarating and enchanting family picture. It's the best I've seen this year and highly recommended for girls and for boys, too.
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Some nice scenery, an unexpectedly funny performance by Jodie Foster and a unflaggingly spunky Abigail Breslin make for above average...
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Chicago Tribune

For all its limitations, the film still looks terrific. Flawless CGI and forays into animation keep things visually lively, and Nim’s...
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Entertainment Weekly

It's hard to imagine kids not enjoying the good-hearted, lovingly shot fantasy of it all, and Breslin is charming, though most viewers past...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
This family comedy adventure from Walden Media is likable in a scruffy way. Its characters, especially the youngest one, are engaging, and...
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
8- to 12-year-olds will have a good time, and you'll have a good time watching them have a good time. Otherwise, the film's an oddity.
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
Breslin, so memorable in "Little Miss Sunshine," suffers the most. Skilled and reactive with humans, she doesn't quite muster the same...
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By James Berardinelli
There's nothing especially wrong with Nim's Island, but there's not a lot right about it either.
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
An entertaining, diverting adventure saga that offers excitement and a relatable heroine for children, and also will remind their parents...
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New York Daily News

Foster seems to be having real fun, twitching and skittering around, that steel jaw of hers comically tense. But this family movie...
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Nim's Island

By PIslander
Fun, beautiful film. Exciting for children, entertaining for adults. Plenty of laughter and drama. The central character is a bright, creative, brave girl. The other 3 characters (one is imaginary,...

Nim's Island

By WendyKate
I saw the Premier and loved it! My 11 year old daughter loved it, too. A great family movie with a lot of fun humor and adventure. Gerard Butler, Jodie Foster and Abigail Breslin were terrific. It...

Nim's Island

By 6y987
This is one of the best "Family" movies we have seen in a long time. It was exciting to watch (never a dull moment) and it shared a great message for kids, which is "Never give up - always try". We...

Nim's Island

By artbijune
Three generations of us thoroughly enjoyed it. A refreshing movie - no horror, violence, bad langueage or nudity. For a change....

Nims Island

By Cyn City
GREAT for the whole family !...

Leapin' Lizards!

By scvfelicia
Leapin' lizards! Loved this movie, especially the scene with the flying lizards. This movie had elements of Robinson Crusoe and Home Alone, along with some comedy and romance. My friend said it...

We really enjoyed it!

By juliekf17
My friend and I took our girls, ages 9, 9, and 6. We all enjoyed it. There were some intense moments but they never lasted too long. I will probably buy it on DVD....

Nim's Island rocks!

By oberholtz
I took my 10 year old daughter to see Nim's Island on a whim. It turned out to be the best young adult movie I have seen. the comedy was funny and Jody Foster brought pathos to it as well. the...

Nim's Island

By sunrae826
It looks bad. How did they build that house in the middle of kno where? why did the dad like go to sea and leave the girl there by herself with her talking animal friends??? Its also a rly nice ...

Very well done... always moving!

By luce31
We loved this movie. It was very well done because it was always interesting and did not have those "dull" moments that some movies have to take up time I suppose. It was imaginative and just the...

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Rated PG | For mild adventure action and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Book-based tropical adventure is good family fun.
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