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  • Summary: For generations of fans worldwide, the name Nancy Drew is synonymous with adventure. This young amateur detective has a mind of her own, a passion for solving mysteries and a reputation foe getting into - and out of - some very scary situations. This summer, Nancy Drew moves to the West Coast and enrolls in Hollywood High, where she is faced with a fresh set of challenges and her most baffling case yet. (Warner Bros.) Expand
  • Director: Andrew Fleming
  • Genre(s): Adventure, Mystery, Thriller, Comedy, Crime, Family
  • Rating: PG
  • Runtime: 99 min
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 31
  2. Negative: 6 out of 31
  1. 83
    Parents who want smart, harmless movies that don't condescend for their school-age kids -- a rare thing these days -- should be grateful for Nancy Drew.
  2. What's not to like about a girl detective who is a good citizen and better student, a leader rather than a follower, a resourceful seamstress who won't cut her clothes to fit this year's fashions?
  3. 70
    Fleming's movie is, at the very least, a tribute to Nancy Drew's longevity -- and a valentine to all of us who, even as we strive to live in the present, just like old things.
  4. 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.
  5. The culture-clash procedural, which brings the small-town teen to big bad Hollywood, feels more perfunctory than inspired.
  6. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    50
    The movie's fodder for tweener girls with indiscriminate Nick TV addictions, but there's just enough wit on display to make you realize it could have been worse.
  7. It's not really a matter of Nancy's retro look and grounding in the fundamentals of sleuthing that separates the women from the girls but, rather, this film's lack of gaiety and surprise that makes it dud for old and new generations of the books' fans.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 4 out of 12

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