Nancy Drew

User Score
6.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 30
  2. Negative: 7 out of 30
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  1. KMcGowan
    Jun 20, 2007
    5
    True to the books, but the young actress is a complete bore, as life like as a plastic barbie doll.
  2. KenG
    Jul 2, 2007
    4
    Emma Roberts is a lot better than the clumsy script.
  3. JayH.
    Mar 4, 2008
    6
    Emma Roberts is beginning to develop into a good actress and is well cast. The movie is more enjoyable than I would have expected. Good mystery, it's always entertaining and it draws you into the story.
Metascore
53

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. The culture-clash procedural, which brings the small-town teen to big bad Hollywood, feels more perfunctory than inspired.
  2. Reviewed by: Lael Loewenstein
    30
    Purportedly an attempt to modernize the young detective's adventures for a new generation of tweens, the pic instead serves up stale mystery-movie cliches and overcooked red herrings in a thoroughly wooden adaptation.
  3. 50
    This tweener goddess--a virtual Batcave of handy accessories packed in her shoulder bag--may prove too annoying for general audiences, particularly as Roberts plays her comically straight.