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Based on 31 Reviews
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  • 50
    Ruthe Stein San Francisco Chronicle

    The mystery of Nancy Drew' is how a movie can get so many things right -- particularly the inspired casting of Emma Roberts as the spunky teenage sleuth -- yet ultimately disappoint. show more

  • 50
    USA Today

    Nancy Drew is 16, dresses like she's 12 and acts like she's about 45. And therein lies the problem with this adaptation of the beloved book series. The movie can't quite decide how old it wants to be -- or who it's for. show more

  • 75
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    What's not to like about a girl detective who is a good citizen and better student, a leader rather than a follower, a resourceful seamstress who won't cut her clothes to fit this year's fashions? show more

  • 75
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A very clever update of the 16-year-old heroine, managing to make her seem both as square as the Bobbsey Twins and as contemporary as MySpace. show more

  • 50
    Sheri Linden The Hollywood Reporter

    The culture-clash procedural, which brings the small-town teen to big bad Hollywood, feels more perfunctory than inspired. show more

  • 75
    Ken Fox TV Guide

    The movie's refusal to treat young girls like silly tramps-in-training is almost radical: It's just good, clean fun and actually offers children of a certain age a role model even adults can feel good about. show more

  • 63
    Michael Phillips Chicago Tribune

    Nice. The film itself is more nice than good, but nice isn't the worst trait. show more

  • 63
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    A well-written and in many ways pleasing update of a character who has endured in print for 78 years. Too bad it's sadly slow-paced. show more

  • 50
    Ty Burr Boston Globe

    The movie's fodder for tweener girls with indiscriminate Nick TV addictions, but there's just enough wit on display to make you realize it could have been worse. show more

  • 50
    James Berardinelli ReelViews

    An effective translation of the source material, but that's not necessarily a good thing. show more

  • May 22, 2008 applesuze
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    I just saw this movie, and I have to say it's fantastic. Kate sparkles with kindness and fills your heart with the hope of going on another day because you just never know what's in store for you just over and around for tomorrow. Cameron melts into a sweetness that makes us fall for her, and Jude I think, it's the best role that I have ever seen him in ever. Even fell for Jack Black. He wonderful in this film. I give it a A.

  • May 22, 2008 robertdpalmer
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    when machine head came out with burn my eyes, i was amazed. but later, the got on a diffrent trail and came up with the not so good supercharger. soon, machine head made through the ashes of the empires and started to sound more like how they debued. finally, they made the blackening. with songs like aesthetics of hate, and halo,machine head sounds better than ever!

  • May 22, 2008 cerras5
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    We loved it! Great inspiration for our daughters and we over 40s had no complaints either. It was fun and adorable.

  • May 22, 2008 dychko98
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    must see movie.

  • May 22, 2008 lori1980uf
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    This movie is great for any age. Even my husband who had never heard of Nancy Drew loved it. It would be a great kids or teen movie and with a great girlpower message...go see it so they make a sequel..I want to see Emma Roberts and the actor who played Ned again!!!!

  • May 22, 2008 cardosoyj
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    it was ok

  • May 22, 2008 libertykidzbop
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    I saw Nancy Drew on June 15.It was the Best Movie I've seen all year!I don't recemend it for people who get scared easily. You might think it's harmless untill you see it.But, I would give the movie a perfect 10(or 10 thumbs up if I had 8 more)! It is the must see movie of the summer for kids (right infront of Harry Potter And The Order Of The Pheonix)!

  • May 22, 2008 Kathleen
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    Im going to see this movie tonight! it sounds really good. Thanks for the reviews!

  • May 22, 2008 hannahmontana997
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    I think the movie was so GREAT I wan't to see the next one so badly. For you people out there who are about to see it, look for a hint at the end for the next Nancy! All I'm trying to say to the creators is,DREW ANOTHER NANCY!

  • May 22, 2008 crosea12
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    it was a very good movie the critics are wrong they were way too harsh on it most of the critics dont know the nancy drew character emma roberts does an outstanding job of being nancy drew it was all together would be in my top five but that is from a kids point of view my father loved it also and he is over 40 i would give it a 100

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