Nancy Drew
Want to See
Not Interested
Rate it ½ star
Rate it 1 star
Rate it 1½ stars
Rate it 2 stars
Rate it 2½ stars
Rate it 3 stars
Rate it 3½ stars
Rate it 4 stars
Rate it 4½ stars
Rate it 5 stars

Available Online

Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"'Nancy Drew' still has a televisual feel - more 'Murder, She Wrote' than junior 'Marple'."
‑ Anna Smith, Time Out
"It's got a lot of fun energy, and it's got a certain kind of inspired loopiness that I found entertaining."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A great coming of age girl movie that prioritzes teen personality and brain power over female body appeal."
‑ Prairie Miller, NewsBlaze
"For adults, there are some pleasures to be found here and there, but parents won't be blown away by it the way their daughters will."
‑ Mike McGranaghan, Aisle Seat
"There's something very weird about Andrew Fleming's movie, perhaps because it's essentially The Black Dahlia for tweens, with kissing but without the sex or mutilation."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"It's one of the few tween movies that isn't in your face; its limpness becomes appealing."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"This Nancy is a throwback, but a charming one, and Roberts (Julia Roberts' niece) plays her with an irresistible sweetness."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"...younger people should find it entertaining, and the spoofing will not be a complete waste for many adults."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"I think a character like Nancy Drew can still work in today's pop culture world, but unfortunately the film doesn't believe in her enough."
‑ Jeff Bayer, The Scorecard Review
"Carolyn Keene's straitlaced teen detective gets a modern, ironic makeover, but the irony wobbles and the jokes aren't strong enough to carry it."
‑ Robert Hanks, Independent
"I doubt if any female over the age of twelve would get much pleasure from the film."
‑ Anthony Lane, New Yorker
"Once the rote mystery elements take over, the film devolves into a second-rate whodunit for kids, but even then, Roberts' irrepressible cheeriness and curiosity in the face of danger proves too adorable to resist."
‑ Scott Tobias, AV Club
"I couldn't resist the sweet and often entertaining misadventures of a truly engaging feminist icon brought onto the screen by Emma Roberts with humility, individuality, and comic timing..."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"Big-screen teen sleuth is cute, if a bit bland."
‑ Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
"For sheer objectionable stupidity and dullness, this film takes the biscuit."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
More reviews for Nancy Drew on Rotten Tomatoes

More Like This