Saving Mr. Banks Reviews

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August 29, 2019
An example of an inability to maturely deal with the very adult details in the lives of adults responsible for the output of family friendly entertainment.
August 6, 2019
Saving Mr. Banks is emotional manipulation intended to excuse the blackmail-based commodification of one woman's dream.
June 4, 2019
Saving Mr. Banks' incredible cast are firing on all cylinders, from the top tier to the supporting, which results in one of the funniest, most touching films of the year.
March 6, 2019
No wonder Mary Poppins needed a spoonful of sugar. This is a dark film that tells the heart-breaking true story behind one of the great characters in children's movie history.
February 1, 2019
The Oscar-winning performers are at the top of their games in a film that is bogged down by a clunky structure that detracts more than it helps.
January 26, 2019
Absorbing and affecting, Saving Mr. Banks is a wonderful film for the ages.
January 17, 2019
Saving Mr. Banks ends up being both a Disney entertainment and an insider's Hollywood movie, along with simply being pretty swell all round.
November 1, 2018
Saving Mr. Banks is schmaltzy, but it's that good type of schmaltz. It's heart-warming, charming and full of wonderful performances.
November 1, 2018
Fans of Mary Poppins will enjoy this extended behind-the-scenes featurette that explores the film's origins and conception of its unforgettable soundtrack.
October 12, 2018
Saving Mr. Banks is a film delivered more on performances than special effects, and every character in the film is fully realized.
September 5, 2018
It is not a taxing film. You always know where it's going and, with its rather melodramatic flashbacks, there is no ambiguity as to where it is coming from, but neither matters as much as they should as there is just so much joy to be had otherwise.
August 30, 2018
In a season that commodifies childhood wonder, let us also, like Mrs. Travers, summon up childhood trauma.
August 23, 2018
Pleasingly sentimental and richly layered.
August 21, 2018
Perfectly set up shots, longing stares and attempts to tug at your heart-strings just a little too hard are all found in "Saving Mr. Banks." That's not to say it's not an enjoyable film.
February 23, 2018
It is a strange, empty and pointless exercise that lets down some talented actors and a witty script.
November 17, 2017
Heartwarming without being soppy, this film makes for a thoroughly enjoyable watch.
October 20, 2017
It's basically harmless fluff anchored by two great actors enjoying the hell out of one another.
October 14, 2017
Much like the morals in his movies, apparently Walt Disney can melt the heart of even the hardest villain. So says the global brand of myth and fairy tale, our greatest source of hearsay and speculation.
September 6, 2017
... it follows the Disney modus operandi of ultimately exalting even the most unlikable characters in order to satisfy their traditional family audiences.
June 21, 2016
There is a lot of tricky narrative positioning in the script that works in building momentum, but it often feels so manipulated that it's tough to keep your eyes from rolling.
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