The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Reviews

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August 23, 2019
Despite the eye-popping sets, magnificent costumes, beautiful music and stunning ballet in this Disney extravaganza, this story just doesn't ring true.
June 6, 2019
A few song and dance numbers would have livened things up and could have turned this dull excursion into a fun sing-along like "Labyrinth" (1986). No such luck.
June 1, 2019
Just a little too mediocre and a little too generic to find its audience.
May 18, 2019
A sumptuously designed visual feast that has no real personality or soul of its own
May 15, 2019
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms might be visually beautiful, but the film's story falls apart, and the characters are uninteresting with murky motivations.
May 2, 2019
A fractured product that it's more disappointing than disaster.
April 18, 2019
The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is mostly worth seeing for Copeland's dancing but it is too small a part of this rather dull if pretty tale.
April 16, 2019
Knightley's panto performance is easily the sparkiest part of a film that otherwise struggles to get up to speed.
March 25, 2019
The sets are lavish, the colors are vibrant, and the ballet sequences are good. That's about it.
March 5, 2019
If Santa Claus had a fever dream fueled by figgy pudding indigestion and an egg nog bender, his subsequent Yuletide hallucinations would probably look tame compared to Disney's aggressively opulent phantasmagoria.
March 4, 2019
There is nothing that could draw anyone to see this film. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 25, 2019
I was so hoping this would be a fun surprise but it was a dud.
February 7, 2019
Disney's pretty-looking The Nutcracker and the Four Realms is immediately forgettable. The disparate elements of the story barely fit together.
February 6, 2019
The narrative seems to crawl along until Clara hits the Fourth Realm and then it picks up a bit, but not sought to keeps one's interest. Mostly, I left feeling like a lot of A-list talent was underutilized for the fantasy fable.
February 6, 2019
The bookend piece to Disney's equally disappointing A Wrinkle in Time, here's another adaptation of a beloved and timeless classic that loses its essence in translation.
February 1, 2019
Even the best cast can't compensate for a plot that feels so recycled.
January 31, 2019
As supremely talented as everyone involved is, the depth beyond the visuals is lacking.
January 10, 2019
Though I liked the idea of a young girl with an interest in engineering, the integrated cast, and the ballet showcase, surely Disney can produce classic stories with more depth and feeling in ways that reflect their considerable resources
December 6, 2018
There are a lot of problems with The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, but perhaps the biggest is its inherent inessentiality. There's literally no reason for this movie to exist.
December 1, 2018
Not sure what we're supposed to expect from a dark, girl-power, Disney-brand sort-of sequel to The Nutcracker, [but] 'Helen Mirren fighting hussar Terminators with a bullwhip' isn't a key third act element that leaps immediately to mind.
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