Nutcracker in 3D
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Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Delivering the cinematic equivalent of a lump of coal in a Christmas stocking, The Nutcracker in 3D is an apparent Scrooge-like attempt by Russian filmmaker Andrei Konchalovsky to forever ruin children's associations with the classic Yuletide ballet."
‑ Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter
"[It] has so many terrible ideas that the terrible execution is almost irrelevant: Even if the film were well done, it would still be a travesty."
‑ David Edelstein, New York Magazine/Vulture
"It's flawless in its flaws, without a single redeeming element to obscure its idealized awfulness."
‑ Rob Vaux,
"The whole thing is just so astoundingly wrongheaded."
‑ William Goss, Cinematical
"An inchoate hash of classical children's themes and twentieth century flashpoints."
‑ Michelle Orange, Movieline
"One of the most misguided children's films ever made."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"The Viennese scenes, shot on Budapest soundstages, give a new, dreary meaning to "workmanlike.""
‑ Mike Hale, New York Times
"A frankly bewildering attempt at serious cinema"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"One of the most wretched, misguided extravaganzas ever mounted on the big screen...a stale schnitzel."
‑ Susan Granger, SSG Syndicate
"The best part of this variation on the classic ETA Hoffmann story "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King" is Elle Fanning, but it's unreasonable to expect a child to support the weight of a resolutely un-magical fantasy film."
‑ Maitland McDonagh, Film Journal International
"This non-balletic adaptation by the Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky is something gnarled and stunted and wrong, something that should never have been allowed to see the light of day. How's that for a holiday-ad pullquote?"
‑ Dana Stevens, Slate
"Spectacularly misconceived, bloated and incredibly ugly..."
‑ Lou Lumenick, New York Post
"I have my theories on the true inspiration motivating the madness here. Something tells me if I bit into the negative, it might taste like whisky, insomnia, and repressed childhood trauma."
‑ Brian Orndorf,
"A Holocaust motif? In a children's movie? 'Based' on The Nutcracker? No, we're not making this up."
‑ Jim Slotek, Jam! Movies
"[S]o gloriously horrible that Santa Claus Conquers the Martians is going to have to shuffle over and make some room on the throne of Bad Holiday Movies..."
‑ MaryAnn Johanson, Flick Filosopher
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