The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

Release Date: November 2nd, 2018

PG |1 hr 39 min

Plot Summary

Young Clara needs a magical, one-of-a-kind key to unlock a box that contains a priceless gift. A golden thread leads her to the coveted key, but it soon disappears into a strange and mysterious parallel world. In that world, she meets a soldier named Phillip, a group of mice and the regents who preside over three realms. Clara and Phillip must now enter a fourth realm to retrieve the key and restore harmony to the unstable land.

Cast: Keira Knightley, Mackenzie Foy, Misty Copeland, Dame Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Eugenio Derbez, Richard E. Grant, Jayden Fowora-Knight

Director: Lasse Hallström , Joe Johnston

Genres: Adventure , Children , Fantasy

Distributors: Walt Disney

Keywords: Escape , Quest , Pursuit , Brooding , Soldier , Rescue , Creative

Ratings & Reviews

  • 50
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    Both overstuffed and underwhelming, Disney’s spectacle-driven reimagining of the beloved holiday staple tries to serve many masters, and the result is a family film straining to be both timeless and timely, simultaneously old-fashioned yet cheekily irreverent. show more

  • 50
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The good news is twofold. Ms. Foy, an accomplished performer, is appealing throughout. And Keira Knightley, as the Sugar Plum Fairy, gives the film several desperately needed jolts of edgy energy. show more

  • 40
    Inkoo KangSlate

    The Nutcracker’s onslaught of wholesomeness also lays waste to anything that might stand in its way, leaving it crushed under the boot heels of its tin soldiers. show more

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