• Released
  • April 4, 2008
  • PG , 1 hr 34 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Family
  • 5,723 Fan Ratings
Synopsis: Fate brings together a reclusive writer and a girl (Abigail Breslin) whose father has gone missing.

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Critic Ratings

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100

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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75

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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75

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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75

Entertainment Weekly

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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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70

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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63

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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63

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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63

ReelViews

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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63

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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50

New York Daily News

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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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Rated PG | For mild adventure action and brief language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 7+ Book-based tropical adventure is good family fun.
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