Metacritic Movie Ratings
Saving Mr. Banks Reviews

4.0

65

out of 100

Metascore®
Generally favorable reviews
Based on a weighted average of all critic review scores.

A sample of reviews from critics across the country.

  • 88

    out of 100

    ReelViewsJames Berardinelli

    Taken on its own, Saving Mr. Banks is a pleasant, crowd-pleasing endeavor. For those with a soft spot for Mary Poppins, however, it's a treasure.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    VarietyScott Foundas

    It’s a bit square, never particularly surprising, yet very rich in its sense of creative people and their spirit of self-reinvention.

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  • 80

    out of 100

    The Hollywood ReporterLeslie Felperin

    Taken strictly on its own terms, Saving Mr. Banks works exceedingly well as mainstream entertainment.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    USA TodayClaudia Puig

    Sentiment is at its heart. The legions who grew up on Disney's Mary Poppins will find it delightfully satisfying to hear snippets of its enormously catchy songs and watch its captivating creative journey.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago Sun-TimesRichard Roeper

    This is a lovingly rendered, sweet film.

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  • 75

    out of 100

    Chicago TribuneMichael Phillips

    Director Hancock knows a few things about directing crowd-pleasing heartwarmers, having made "The Blind Side." This one wouldn't work without Thompson.

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  • 70

    out of 100

    Wall Street JournalJoe Morgenstern

    Edges have been softened, harshness has been transformed into happiness sprinkled with eccentricity. And the paradox, of course, is that we're glad to be seduced. As Disney films go, this is a good one.

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