The Nutcracker: The Untold Story

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Released 2011

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Director:
Andrei Konchalovsky
Released:
2011
Rating:
PG
This all-new film features a highly-acclaimed cast including; Elle Fanning, Nathan Lane and John Turturro. Join Mary on a magical adventure when her toy nutcracker comes to life and whisks her away to a magical kingdom filled with fantastical toys, sugar plums and dancing fairies. Mary soon discovers the evil Rat King is threatening the kingdom and in order to save the Nutcracker, Mary must uncover a hidden secret to free the prince and restore his kingdom. Based on the story that inspired Russian composer Tchaikovsky to create the music for the iconic ballet, the film includes eight new exciting songs written by Oscar - winning lyricist Tim Rice (The Lion King, Evita).

Metacritic Score

  • 40

    Variety

    The familiarity of the music may actually be a disadvantage; the ear wants the melodies to conform to one's memory of them, but instead they've been tortured into compliance with t...

  • 30

    The New York Times Mike Hale

    The talented Ms. Fanning gives a capable performance, and Mr. Konchalovsky and his camera and special-effects crews put a few arresting images on screen, including some frightening...

  • 30

    Los Angeles Times Gary Goldstein

    Your Thanksgiving turkey has arrived on schedule and it's called The Nutcracker in 3D.

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