Nutcracker in 3D
Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

Nine-year-old Mary's dull Viennese Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her beloved Uncle Albert and his gift of an enchanted nutcracker. On Christmas night, Mary's new friend, The… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: November 24, 2010
DVD Release Date: November 1, 2011
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Consensus: Misguided, misconceived, and misbegotten on every level, The Nutcracker in 3D is a stunning exercise in astonishing cinematic wrong-headedness.

Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter

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.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

[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.

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Rob Vaux

It's flawless in its flaws, without a single redeeming element to obscure its idealized awfulness.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

One of the most misguided children's films ever made.

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Mike Hale
New York Times

The Viennese scenes, shot on Budapest soundstages, give a new, dreary meaning to "workmanlike."

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James Luxford
The National (UAE)

A frankly bewildering attempt at serious cinema

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Dana Stevens

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?

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

Spectacularly misconceived, bloated and incredibly ugly...

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Brian Orndorf

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 28% Flixster User Reviews
Dead Angel
It's a kid's movie. I liked the effects but it was nothing special. The story was a bit messed up. Like I had the feeling that something was not… More
Jim Woehr
The film starts out cute and harmless but then turns into an episode of Doctor Who and not a good one either. The talented Elle Fanning at least lights up the… More