Nim's Island
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A young girl living on a tropical island with her scientist father is left to fend for herself after her dad's boat leaves him stranded far away and careless tour companies wreak havoc on the secluded paradise in directors Mark Levin and Jennifer Flackett's adaptation of the popular children's book by author Wendy Orr. Realizing that she will need adult assistance if she truly hopes to save her home, the resourceful youngster soon begins exchanging e-mails with the author of a book she has been reading. Nim's Island stars Little Miss Sunshine's Abigail Breslin, as well as… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 51%

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"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."
‑ Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader
"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."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"The material isn't up to the level of the film's lead, Abigail Breslin."
‑ Michael Dequina, TheMovieReport.com
"A more enjoyable saga of girl power than Breslin's highly touted followup vehicle, 'Kit Kittredge.'"
‑ John Beifuss, Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
"An energetic but whisper thin south sea adventure that borrows heavily from Home Alone and Jewel of the Nile."
‑ Richard Knight, Windy City Times
"It's a wondrous and warmhearted adventure story with some nifty special effects and some first-rate performances."
‑ Richard Roeper, Ebert & Roeper
"A sweet-natured family adventure film that should be quite popular with the grade-school girls at which it's aimed."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"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]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"The first half is really cute and imaginative. Unfortunately, the second half isn't quite as good."
‑ Austin Kennedy, Sin Magazine
"The movie gets plain silly, but at least it's lively, and young girls will enjoy Nim's lifestyle in her eco-friendly and frolic-packed tropical paradise."
‑ Tim Robey, Daily Telegraph
"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"
‑ Tasha Robinson, Chicago Tribune
"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."
‑ Ruthe Stein, San Francisco Chronicle
"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."
‑ Bruce Bennett, Spectrum (St. George, Utah)
"... the cast and the cute critters make up for the weaker elements and bring home a nice movie for the 5-11 age group."
‑ Lori Hoffman, Atlantic City Weekly
"for all the curiosity of seeing Foster in a rare comic rôle, her neurotic, tic-afflicted, accident-prone Alexandra annoys more than she engages, which is a problem for a character who contributes so little to the actual plot apart from diversion"
‑ Anton Bitel, Eye for Film
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