• Released
  • November 24, 2010
  • (Limited 11/24, Wide 12/3)
  • PG , 1 hr 48 min
  • Music/Performing Arts
    Sci-Fi/Fantasy
The Nutcracker 3D Synopsis
An enchanted nutcracker takes a girl to his magical world of sugarplum fairies and other delights.
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Critic Ratings

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Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Terry Gilliam-ish territory here, spiked with imagery from Holocaust nightmares and drug trips. Attention, university film clubs: Here's...
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60

Boxoffice Magazine

By Pam Grady
To call this so-called family film dreadful is an understatement. Jaw-droppingly awful on almost every level, this is a movie to avoid.
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45

Movieline

By Michelle Orange
Somewhere in there is a little blonde girl and her dreamy princeling, but damned if I could see them through the dreck.
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38

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
Who had the lamebrained idea for a post-apocalyptic 3-D Nutcracker that is lacking any trace of ballet?
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
Anything but a seasonal treat. This special-effects-heavy, big-budget musical from expatriate Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky (Runaway...
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Peter Hartlaub
The Nutcracker in 3D will be barely recognizable to fans of the beloved holiday classic. Imagine watching Tchaikovsky's ballet after taking...
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25

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
From what dark night of the soul emerged the wretched idea for The Nutcracker in 3D? Who considered it even remotely a plausible idea for a...
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20

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Do not, in fact, go at all. Because aside from the actual nutcracker, most of the crucial elements are missing from Andrei Konchalovsky's...
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12

New York Post

By Lou Lumenick
Misconceived, bloated and incredibly ugly fantasy epic.
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0

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
This is first-degree cultural homicide.
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The Nutcracker ....you have to be nuts or on crack to like this film. Stay AWAY!

By average_jj
I cant believe they took one of the most delightful stories of the holiday season, and peppered it with nazi metaphors, dark "Auschwitz-like" scenes, concentration camp look a likes, and yes a...

Horrible

By DAToth
Horrible! There is no reason why this movie is 3D. The Rats had kids crying in the movie theatre. Parents were leaving with kids. The Nazi overtones were a shameful distortion of the original....

NUTCRACKER

By SHEADLEY
VERY DISAPOINTING AS A 3D MOVIE, PAID TWICE THE NORMAL PRICE AND THE MOVIE HAD VIRTUALLY "NO" 3D EFFECTS - WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO ANY ONE UNDER 10 OR OVER 12. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A KIDS STORY...

TIRED OF BEING RIPPED OFF '3D' MOVIES!

By birac
Promised my niece we would go without looking into it. Mistake! terrible rendtiion and not worth 3d price. Like anything else,when it first comes out,it's awesome and everything gets put into it....

Horrible flick

By DapperDon12
Nutcracker 3D... that said enough for me to want to be tricked into watching the trailer and then convinced into going.... unfortunately, the entire movie was a flop. To add, the movie did not...

Five Word Review

By Karajita
Very Original Nutcracker 3-D Movie...

Nutcracker Suite

By markleytax
story weak - visual good but the kids liked it. Prefer a more traditional approach...

The Nutcracker

By nashsammy
Very good movie for kids. Does have violence but is a musical too and my kids like musicals! All the characters were great. Was an original story of the nutcracker. The 3D effects were really...

Nutcracker in 3-D

By pfdmrman
It was an OK movie, a little dark and too modern. I prefer the original story better....

More Info

Rated PG | For Thematic elements, scary images, action and brief smoking
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 10+ Big-screen remake of ballet is too dark for little kids.
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