Nell (1994)

The dilemmas involved in socializing a socially isolated individual are explored in this moving drama set in the Smokey mountains. Nell is not a "feral" child. She lived an isolated life in a remote mountain cabin beside a quiet… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Genre: Drama
Release Date: December 14, 1994
DVD Release Date: February 3, 2004
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Critic Score: 53% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Rob Gonsalves

Stunningly awful on almost every level.

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Clint Morris

Jodie Foster is totally immersing

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

Nell will startle you with its poignant message that we can all be angels bringing grace and trust and light into each other's lives.

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Emanuel Levy

Somber, ponderous, and pretentious, this is a clinical study of a wild woman (Jodie Foster) raised in the backwoods, far from the interference and contamination (according to the film) of Civilization. It's better to see Truffaut's Wild Child.

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Alex Sandell
Juicy Cerebellum

I know I'm in a minority, but I sort of had fun with this movie.

Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Truly dismal

Fred Topel

Decent triumph over adversity movie. Nell has a unique disability.

Brian Mckay

Interesting, with strong performances, though not thoroughly convincing

Brandon Judell

Nell's bell knells when her stroke-victim mother drops dead at the beginning of the film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 64% Flixster User Reviews
Spencer S.
How in the hell did Jodie Foster seriously get an Oscar nomination for this, possibly the weirdest film to ever be taken seriously on the public stage? I mean,… More
Film Crazy
i liked this film i thought it was inspirational and heart warming and probably jodie fosters best acting ever she did a performance of a lifetime and a really… More
Red Lats
Jodie Foster is a great actor. Watch this movie just to see her performance.
Lady D'arbanville
A unique and original film, Jodie Foster plays a great part in this and is a very intersting story.
Tim Salmons
Not a great movie.
Dean McKenna
Gripping and emotionally rewarding, this offbeat story never compromises its clear-eyed point of view.

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