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A struggling mother receives some much-needed assistance tending to the family farm and raising a group of spirited children while her military husband is fighting overseas in this sequel to the whimsical 2005 fantasy comedy Nanny McPhee. Mrs. Isabel Green (Maggie Gyllenhaal) lives in a scenic valley with her two sons and one daughter. They each understand the importance of working together as a family, and things are going remarkably smoothly for the rural quartet until a pair of spoiled cousins arrives for an extended stay, effectively turning the quaint little farm into a virtual zoo. As… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 76%

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"A delightful family movie, filled with frolicking farm animals, flying motorcycles and life lessons worth remembering."
‑ Charles Williams, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"The child actors are so funny that even the stalest jokes seem fresh."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"It's possible that it could come off as a little surprising, despite its predictable nature, if you haven't seen the first film. But even then, I think it would be rather obvious that the charm is missing."
‑ Jeff Beck, Examiner.com
"Nanny McPhee Returns establishes standard class differences between the country cousins and the city cousins -- even as both sets of children are in need of retraining by the daunting Nanny McPhee (Emma Thompson)."
‑ Cynthia Fuchs, PopMatters
"Thompson spends much of Nanny McPhee Returns's interminable 109-minute runtime trying to set her homely titular heroine apart from Mary Poppins."
‑ Simon Abrams, Slant Magazine
"That those blemishes begin to disappear each time her kids learn from her teachings offers a somewhat disturbing statement on the value of physical beauty."
‑ Adam Graham, Detroit News
"An authentic fairy tale for kids with brains and imagination, Nanny McPhee Returns"serves up a flavorful mixture of magic and melancholy, barnyard humor and old-timey British idealism."
‑ Kathleen Murphy, MSN Movies
"An unfunny nanny who outstays her welcome."
‑ Don Groves, sbs.com.au
"Almost defiantly old-fashioned. There is something charming about the idea that children will still go for this sort of thing."
‑ Steven D. Greydanus, Decent Films Guide
"Noisy, forced and much less magical than Nanny McPhee I."
‑ John Wirt, Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
"There's still a warm, British naturalism to Nanny McPhee Returns and an old-fashioned cheerfulness uncommon to most of today's kids movies."
‑ Jake Coyle, Associated Press
"It can take a miracle to create a movie that's fun for kids and their parents. Luckily, Nanny McPhee has a little magic up her sleeve."
‑ Stephanie Merry, Washington Post
"Thompson brings a sly wit to some scenes, and her absence is felt when she leaves the screen time to the bickering children."
‑ Sean Means, Salt Lake Tribune
"Nanny McPhee Returns may not be the most original material, but compared to so much of the dim-bulb rubbish churned out for tots, it practically qualifies as enchanted."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"It's nice to see Nanny McPhee back again, even if she's every bit as scary as she was when she first appeared."
‑ Linda Cook, Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
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