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      Nim's Island

      PG Released Apr 4, 2008 1h 34m Kids & Family Adventure Comedy Fantasy List
      53% Tomatometer 106 Reviews 46% Audience Score 100,000+ Ratings Life is an adventure for a courageous youngster named Nim (Abigail Breslin), who lives on an exotic island with her marine-biologist father. and a menagerie of animal friends. When Nim's father goes missing, she turns to the only person she knows who can help her: adventurer Alex Rover (Gerard Butler). But what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is really Alexandra (Jodie Foster), a timid recluse. Though faint of heart, Alexandra must find the courage within herself to come to Nim's aid. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Rent Now

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      Despite good intentions, Nim's Island flounders under an implausible storyline, simplistic stock characters, and distracting product placement.

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      Karl French Financial Times This film wants to be cute but is instead nauseatingly twee, and features what is by a great distance the weakest performance of Foster's career. Oct 7, 2018 Full Review Nell Minow Movie Mom Rated: B+ Feb 14, 2012 Full Review Drew Toal Time Out Rated: 3/5 Nov 24, 2011 Full Review Rachel Wagner Hallmarkies Podcast A terrific family adventure Apr 7, 2022 Full Review Betsy Bozdech Hollywood.com In an era when so many kids' movies rely on special effects and flashy animation to grab an audience's attention an old-fashioned adventure like Nim's Island is a refreshing island breeze Rated: 3/4 Sep 27, 2021 Full Review Richard Propes TheIndependentCritic.com Merits a modest recommendation for its strong performances. Rated: 2.5/4.0 Sep 18, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

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      quinto a Great movie adaptation of the book! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Jordan J Nims Island is a good film in its own right however it will only be better if they had done better in the writing stage. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 09/05/22 Full Review Audience Member This family-friendly take on Robinson Crusoe is okay. Nothing special but it has good acting, likable characters, a decent plot and okay development. Plus, Jodie Foster's character's agoraphobia suddenly becomes less of a laughing matter after the new decade we're currently in at the time I'm writing this had us being welcomed by a global pandemic. All of a sudden, her staying at home for months and ordering an absurd amount of hand sanitisers comes off more as being properly paranoid. It is sadly lacking in adventure, there's some stuff with tourists where our heroine pulls glorified Home Alone antics on them that feels pointless save for one brief moment, the comedy isn't anything remarkable and there's a weird production choice where it's obvious whenever the real animals are swapped for CGI doubles which don't look very good, given that this film came out in 2008. I don't really have anything else to say about this movie. If anything, I feel like I was grasping at straws to make this review not last more than a simple, laconic sentence. Still one of the more watchable family movies that came out at the time. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Audience Member I enjoyed it as a kid. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member A cute movie with fine performances. That borrows from Romancing the Stone. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/23/23 Full Review steve d The great cast makes it a blast. Good family fun with heart and engaging characters. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Life is an adventure for a courageous youngster named Nim (Abigail Breslin), who lives on an exotic island with her marine-biologist father. and a menagerie of animal friends. When Nim's father goes missing, she turns to the only person she knows who can help her: adventurer Alex Rover (Gerard Butler). But what she doesn't know is that Alex Rover is really Alexandra (Jodie Foster), a timid recluse. Though faint of heart, Alexandra must find the courage within herself to come to Nim's aid.
      Director
      Jennifer Flackett, Mark Levin
      Producer
      Paula Mazur
      Screenwriter
      Mark Levin, Jennifer Flackett, Paula Mazur, Joseph Kwong
      Distributor
      20th Century Fox
      Production Co
      Walden Media
      Rating
      PG (Mild Adventure Action|Brief Language)
      Genre
      Kids & Family, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Apr 4, 2008, Wide
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Mar 1, 2013
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $48.0M
      Runtime
      1h 34m
      Sound Mix
      Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS
      Aspect Ratio
      Scope (2.35:1)
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