Nanny McPhee
Nanny McPhee (2006)

In this dark and witty fable, Nanny McPhee (a person of an unsettling appearance and magical powers) enters the household of the recently widowed Mr. Brown and attempts to tame his seven exceedingly ill-behaved children. The children, led… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: January 27, 2006
DVD Release Date: May 9, 2006
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A bit alarming at first, Nanny McPhee has a hard edge to counter Mary Poppins-style sweetness, but it still charms us and teaches some valuable lessons.

Scott Tobias
AV Club

Nanny McPhee falls back on the Nickelodeon principle "If all else fails, hit 'em with a retina-searing overload of visual and aural information."

Jami Bernard
New York Daily News

Any time Thompson curls that prosthetic snaggletooth over her lower lip and murmurs a nearly inaudible harrumph is a comic moment to be treasured.

Dorothy Woodend
The Tyee (British Columbia)

As Nanny McPhee's hideousness melts slowly away, the film packs a sweet punch, but there is still a spoonful of medicine in amongst the concoctions of clotted cream and acid-coloured icing.

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Anna Smith
Time Out

...Pleasing but ultimately unsatisfying.

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Stephanie Zacharek

There's nothing offhand or spontaneous-feeling about Nanny McPhee; it's a highly mechanical piece of work, and its potentially delightful details are wasted.

Kevin Carr
7M Pictures

It's more of a kids' film than a grown-up's movie, with a good message at its heart.

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Rex Reed
New York Observer

The kids will love the candy-box sets and costumes like confectionery-shop windows, the whimsy and farcical grotesqueness of it all.

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

In a seemingly blithe way, the movie captures an aspect of child consciousness not usually explored onscreen -- that zone between innocence and knowledge.

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Paul Chambers

The kind of movie that I would have loved to seen as a kid. Magical stuff. I look forward to the sequel. Paul Chambers, CNN.

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Flixster Audience Score: 63% Flixster User Reviews
Dead Angel
This was quite entertaining.
♥Robyn M♥
"When you need me, but dont want me, then I must stay. When you want me, but dont need me, then I must go." Nanny Mcphee is the mysterious, amusing… More
Bethany Murphy
Wasn't that bad!
Jameson Worley
Actually, kind of funny.
erika bruhns
Nanny Mcphee is about a father that has a hard time keeping a nanny in house because his kids run the house. Then nanny Mcphee comes to see if she can help. At… More
Lady D'arbanville
A really fun kid?s film, Mary Poppins meets The Sound of Music in this updated fairy tale style story. Filled with colour and magic, this made for enjoyable… More