Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase

Movie review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Sparkling book adaptation has great characters, some scares.

PG 2019 89 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 20 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 13 reviews

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age 16+

Worst kids movie we’ve ever watched

Why would they make a “kids” movie like this? Nancy gets assaulted in an alley by an adult, her father gets chloroformed and kidnapped and the kidnappers drag her friend and threaten them with a gun. Seriously?? In between there are stupid stereotypes and boring storylines. If this isn’t appropriate for my 13 yr old who could this possibly be for? What 16-17 yr old is interested in Nancy Drew??

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age 12+

Possibly the worst kids movie I’ve ever seen

Ugh. This has a weird plot, is terribly acted, and has some strange content. Nancy humiliates a cyber bully by bullying him. She’s kind of a jerk, in general. Weird scene where a woman talks at length about her burlesque dancing days. This is a painfully stupid movie.
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