Nim's Island

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20th Century Fox Released 2008

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Director:
Mark Levin , Jennifer Flackett
Released:
2008
Rating:
PG
Anything can happen on Nim's Island, a magical place ruled by a young girl's imagination. It is an existence that mirrors that of her favorite literary character, Alex Rover - the word's greatest adventurer. But Alexandra, author of the Rover books, leads a reclusive life in the big city. When Nim's father goes missing from the island, a twist of fate brings her together with Alexandra. Now they must draw courage from their fictional hero, Alex Rover, and find strength in one another to conquer Nim's Island. Based on the book by Wendy Orr and Kerry Millard.

Metacritic Score

  • 50

    The New York Times Jeannette Catsoulis

    Sweet but ho-hum adaptation of Wendy Orr's novel, a comedy-adventure that never quite finds its tone.

  • 50

    Los Angeles Times

    The premise, from the book by Wendy Orr, is terrific, but the execution seems designed to make all but the youngest viewers fling copies of the book at the screen in frustration.

  • 40

    Variety Justin Chang

    A picturesque adventure-comedy that quickly capsizes under the weight of its obnoxious slapstick, pedestrian dialogue and general unwillingness to rise above stock ideas and situat...

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