Reviews: Mary Poppins Returns (2018)

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  • Andrea Chase @ KillerMovieReviews.com
    • Excerpt: a thing of beauty, intelligence, and social consciousness that evokes not just a sense of wonder, but also of infinite the possibilities that changing a point of view can provide
  • Laura Clifford @ Reeling Reviews
    • Excerpt: The Mary Poppins that has returned…is also tarter, vain and a little bit bawdy. Emily Blunt is so perfect in this role, the film’s only failings occur when focus shifts away from her.
  • David Crow @ Den of Geek
    • Excerpt: Led by a luminous Emily Blunt, Mary Poppins Returns is obviously engineered to revisit, and frankly remake, the 1964 classic where every child learned the words to “Chim Chim Cher-ee,” but the end result nevertheless feels handcrafted and miraculously sincere.
  • Herman Dhaliwal @ Cinema Sanctum
    • Excerpt: It’s a servicable romp, but lacks the imagination that made the original such an instant classic. However, Emily Blunt is undeniably terrific.
  • Bavner Donaldo @ Cinejour [Indonesian]
  • Moises Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com
    • Excerpt: Mary Poppins Returns doesn’t quite capture the same magical charm of the 1964 classic even though the production features several spectacularly choreographed performances. With excellent performances all around and a magnificent Emily Blunt, director Rob Marshall never really hits the right tone and balance, making this musical sequel a decent but ultimately forgettable follow-up.
  • Mark Hobin @ Fast Film Reviews
    • Excerpt: If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery then Mary Poppins Returns has just paid the original film the most awesome compliment imaginable.
  • Anne Hoyt @ AARP.org [Spanish]
  • Charlie Juhl @ Citizen Charlie
    • Excerpt: More remake than sequel, Mary Poppins Returns does not usurp the original, but the check-in on Cherry Tree Lane feels a full order of magnitude lesser in majesty and material. Most audiences will appreciate a return to the world of nanny magic, but that feeling of less is actually less hovers nearby. However, there is something about that nanny…
  • Wesley Lovell @ Cinema Sight
    • Excerpt: For anyone who grew up with Julie Andrews as the ultimate nanny, “Mary Poppins Returns” is a bittersweet affair. Andrews chose not to return to the sequel in a guest role, but we’ve been given a bountiful array of actors to take the place of the original cast.
  • Alan Mattli @ Facing the Bitter Truth [German]
    • Excerpt: Rob Marshall and screenwriter David Magee seem to have missed what “Mary Poppins” was going for in the first place.
  • Jared Mobarak @ JaredMobarak.com
    • Excerpt: Ensures we drift off into reverie for those old scenes it’s cribbing from instead of making new memories.
  • Pat Mullen @ Cinemablographer
    • Excerpt: Mary Poppins Returns is the grand finale to the “movie we need right now” festival of 2018!
  • Aaron Neuwirth @ We Live Entertainment
    • Excerpt: Stepping into the role of Mary Poppins seems like a daunting task, but Blunt is undoubtedly up for the challenge.
  • Frank Ochieng @ SF Crowsnest
    • Excerpt: In Marshall’s spry and seasonal spectacle ‘Mary Poppins Returns’, this edition has its unique charm and rhythm that is undeniable…an imaginative escapist fable that believes in its sparkling whimsy.
  • Eddie Pasa @ DC Filmdom
    • Excerpt: For the 2 hours and 10 minutes of Mary Poppins Returns, we’re brought back to a place where the little things about humanity take center stage. It’s a more grounded, tangible experience elevated by the whimsy of Mary Poppins, kept down to earth by Michael and his children’s realistic worries, and buoyed by fantastic performances across the board.
  • Júlio Cézar Rodrigues @ Megalomania Cultural [Portuguese]
    • Excerpt: Endlessly charming and technically impeccable, this is a fine sequel to one of the greatest musicals of movie history.
  • Don Shanahan @ Every Movie Has a Lesson
    • Excerpt: Mary Poppins Returns is the cinematic equivalent of a very pleasant British greeting. The film is completely courteous and undoubtedly well-meaning. It presents itself with manicured poise and a dress-to-impress sense of style.
  • Amir Siregar @ Amir at the Movies [Indonesian]
    • Excerpt: Mary Poppins Returns’? ?might be an average, sluggish sequel but Emily Blunt is simply just perfect for the role.
  • Danielle Solzman @ Solzy at the Movies
  • [New] | Betty Jo Tucker @ ReelTalk Movie Reviews
    • Excerpt: Although not a classic like the original Mary Poppins movie, this charming sequel is entertaining and heart-tugging. The colorful musical numbers delighted me!