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Nanny McPhee Returns Review

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3.0

Dave White Profile

Same nanny, different day. Read full review

4.0

Jen Yamato Profile

The poor man's Mary Poppins is back! Read full review

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Critics scores range from 0 to 100, with higher scores indicating more favorable reviews.

  • 3.0
    52

    out of 100

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    Mixed or average reviews
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    critic review scores.

  • 30

    out of 100

    Wall Street Journal Joe Morgenstern

    This children's entertainment-grownups beware!-is preoccupied by squishy stuff that includes mud and poop, as well as by syrup that oozes from cabinet drawers.

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  • 63

    out of 100

    USA Today Claudia Puig

    The end result, while entertaining, is the kind of unruly mess you can't imagine the indomitable Nanny McPhee tolerating.

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  • 67

    out of 100

    Entertainment Weekly Lisa Schwarzbaum

    Thompson, who also wrote the script, has skittery, baffling fun enjoining her plummy guest actors (including Ralph Fiennes, Rhys Ifans, and Maggie Smith) to play broad Brit types.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    The Hollywood Reporter Kirk Honeycutt

    James Newton Howard's music picks up its comic cues perhaps a bit too swiftly and loudly, but little of this detracts from the movie's many pleasures.

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