Nim's Island
Nim's Island (2008)

Anything can happen on Nim's Island, a magical place ruled by a young girl's imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover--the world's greatest adventurer. But Alexandra, the… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: August 5, 2008
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Critic Score: 51% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Despite good intentions, Nim's Island flounders under an implausible storyline, simplistic stock characters, and distracting product placement.

Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Foster proves adept at broad physical comedy, the animated sequences charm, and codirectors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett send up the make-believe Rover with panache.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

Nim's Island is a win-win proposition: an entertaining, diverting adventure saga that offers excitement and a relatable heroine for children, and also will remind their parents of favorite classics from their own youth.

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Michael Dequina

The material isn't up to the level of the film's lead, Abigail Breslin.

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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

It's a wondrous and warmhearted adventure story with some nifty special effects and some first-rate performances.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A sweet-natured family adventure film that should be quite popular with the grade-school girls at which it's aimed.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

Overplayed: there are entirely too many beaming smiles and emotional flip-outs...the only reason to see this movie is Foster, whose overplaying somehow succeeds at charming where her costars fail. [Blu-Ray]

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Tasha Robinson
Chicago Tribune

There's a lot to like about spunky Breslin, even when she's unnecessarily recapping events or recapitulating Home Alone as she chases caricatured cruise-ship tourists from her island. She's a charismatic, energetic presence at the heart of the film

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Ruthe Stein
San Francisco Chronicle

Nim's aquatic adventures and those on land provide the majority of thrills in this 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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Bruce Bennett
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

If you have a child, Nim's Island is the kind of film you won't be sorry you shared with him or especially her, and if you don't have a youngster, you'll wish you did.

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Flixster Audience Score: 46% Flixster User Reviews
John Manard
Completely unbelievable movie but my daughter loved Nim and all the animals.
Manu Gino
Your adventure starts here. This movie is basically for a kids audience, in order to really grasp it's full magic you have to be a kid. The film uses alot… More
Anthony Lawrie
I quite liked the idea of the story and indeed the film started so well with the lovely animated introduction but just seemed to go down-hill from there.… More
Red Lats
I didn't like the story-line at all. Talking animals; characters getting out of impossible situations; totally predictable.
Directors Cat
There's not a lot of adventure in Nim's Island but there is a lot of character development and although it might be confusing for some, the acting and… More
Michael Edwards
It was fairly decent

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