Be the hero of your own story.
Abigail Breslin, Jodie Foster, Gerard Butler, Michael Carman, Mark Brady, Anthony Simcoe
Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin
|Screenplay||Joseph Kwong, Paula Mazur, Mark Levin, Jennifer Flacket, from the novel by Wendy Orr|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Walden Media|
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|Sex / Nudity
||Blood / Gore / Gross
|Guns / Weapons
||Alcohol / Drugs
||Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
|Frightening / Tense Scenes
||Tense Family Scenes
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What the Critics say
|Cape Argus / The Star|
Philip Brown The filmmakers and actors almost seem conscious of the bad script and are constantly trying to overcompensate. Foster does a reasonable job of finding the right level of manic for her character, but everyone else in the cast struggles to bring their cartoon caricatures to life and helplessly mug for the camera.
James Berardinelli The central problem with Nim's Island is that little happens and the character who is changed by the experience is not the lead. There's nothing especially wrong with Nim's Island, but there's not a lot right about it either.
While Nim's Island is easy enough to watch (although one's enjoyment of it will likely be inversely proportional to their age), I just kept wishing it was more adventurous, magical and imaginative.
Tomatometer Flounders under an implausible storyline and simplistic stock characters.
What the People say
1283 Netizens Great movie in more ways than one
Average .. 50%