The Nutcracker

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18

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Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

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  • Summary: Nine-year-old Mary's dull Viennese Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her beloved Uncle Albert and his gift of an enchanted nutcracker. On Christmas night, Mary's new friend, The Nutcracker, or "NC," comes to life and takes her on a wondrousNine-year-old Mary's dull Viennese Christmas is suddenly filled with excitement and adventure following the arrival of her beloved Uncle Albert and his gift of an enchanted nutcracker. On Christmas night, Mary's new friend, The Nutcracker, or "NC," comes to life and takes her on a wondrous journey into his magical world of fairies, sugarplums, and other Christmas toys which come to life. (Freestyle Releasing) Collapse

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 14 out of 18
  1. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Nov 27, 2010
    83
    Terry Gilliam-ish territory here, spiked with imagery from Holocaust nightmares and drug trips. Attention, university film clubs: Here's your cult-ready midnight-movie programming.
  2. Reviewed by: Michelle Orange
    Nov 27, 2010
    45
    Somewhere in there is a little blonde girl and her dreamy princeling, but damned if I could see them through the dreck.
  3. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Nov 23, 2010
    38
    Who had the lamebrained idea for a post-apocalyptic 3-D Nutcracker that is lacking any trace of ballet?
  4. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Nov 23, 2010
    25
    From what dark night of the soul emerged the wretched idea for The Nutcracker in 3D? Who considered it even remotely a plausible idea for a movie?
  5. Reviewed by: Joshua Rothkopf
    Nov 24, 2010
    20
    Russian-born schlockmeister Andrei Konchalovsky has flirted with the good kind of bad in the past (Tango & Cash), but here, he's finally made his disaster-piece. Unclean.
  6. Reviewed by: Lou Lumenick
    Nov 24, 2010
    12
    Misconceived, bloated and incredibly ugly fantasy epic.
  7. Reviewed by: J. Hoberman
    Nov 23, 2010
    0
    The wildest thing about this movie is its faith that what kids (and parents) really want for Christmas is a Nutcracker version of the Final Solution.

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  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Oct 21, 2014
    2
    Not even the lease bit amusing or entertaining, The Nutcracker attempts to pull a entertain but ultimately fails because of It's obtuse storyNot even the lease bit amusing or entertaining, The Nutcracker attempts to pull a entertain but ultimately fails because of It's obtuse story lousy characters. Expand

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