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The Nutcracker: The Untold Story

Fantasy . Action . Family

Set in 1920's Vienna, this a tale of a little girl, whose godfather gives her a special doll one Christmas Eve.

Actors: Nathan Lane , John Turturro , Frances de la Tour , Elle Fanning , Jonny Coyne , Richard Philipps , Fernanda Dorogi , Kriszta Dorogi , Dániel Mogács
Directors: Andrey Konchalovskiy
Country: UK , HUNGARY
Release: 2011-12-08
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  • Lisa Schwarzbaum

    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.

    Entertainment Weekly Full Review
  • Pam Grady

    To call this so-called family film dreadful is an understatement. Jaw-droppingly awful on almost every level, this is a movie to avoid.

    Boxoffice Magazine Full Review
  • Michelle Orange

    Somewhere in there is a little blonde girl and her dreamy princeling, but damned if I could see them through the dreck.

    Movieline Full Review
  • John Anderson

    The familiarity of the music may actually be a disadvantage; the ear wants the melodies to conform to one's memory of them, but instead they've been tortured into compliance with the needs of a standard movie musical.

    Variety Full Review
  • Claudia Puig

    Who had the lamebrained idea for a post-apocalyptic 3-D Nutcracker that is lacking any trace of ballet?

    USA Today Full Review
  • Mike Hale

    The talented Ms. Fanning gives a capable performance, and Mr. Konchalovsky and his camera and special-effects crews put a few arresting images on screen, including some frightening metal rat-dogs. But even there they fall short of obvious models like Jean-Pierre Jeunet's "City of Lost Children," and the 3-D treatment adds nothing.

    The New York Times Full Review
  • Gary Goldstein

    Your Thanksgiving turkey has arrived on schedule and it's called The Nutcracker in 3D.

    Los Angeles Times Full Review
  • Liam Lacey

    Anything but a seasonal treat. This special-effects-heavy, big-budget musical from expatriate Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky (Runaway Train, Tango & Cash) ranks as one of the most misguided children's films ever made.

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto) Full Review
  • Peter Hartlaub

    The Nutcracker in 3D will be barely recognizable to fans of the beloved holiday classic. Imagine watching Tchaikovsky's ballet after taking a handful of peyote - on a day when all of the dancers call in sick and the orchestra decides to play a different set of the composer's works.

    San Francisco Chronicle Full Review
  • Roger Ebert

    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?

    Chicago Sun-Times Full Review
  • Elizabeth Weitzman

    Do not, in fact, go at all. Because aside from the actual nutcracker, most of the crucial elements are missing from Andrei Konchalovsky's bizarre miscalculation. Magic and joy top the list.

    New York Daily News Full Review
  • Joshua Rothkopf

    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.

    Time Out New York Full Review
  • Tasha Robinson

    Nutcracker In 3D doesn't just compound past errors in re-imagining the story. Thanks to a big budget, huge staging, massive overacting, and the non-wonders of post-production 3-D conversion, it adds a wide bevy of new errors.

    The A.V. Club Full Review
  • Lou Lumenick

    Misconceived, bloated and incredibly ugly fantasy epic.

    New York Post Full Review
  • David Edelstein

    Even if the film were well done, it would still be a travesty.

    New York Magazine (Vulture) Full Review
  • Ty Burr

    This is first-degree cultural homicide.

    Boston Globe Full Review
  • Dana Stevens

    This non-balletic adaptation by the Russian director Andrei Konchalovsky is something gnarled and stunted and wrong, something that should never have been allowed to see the light of day. How's that for a holiday-ad pullquote?

    Slate Full Review
  • J. Hoberman

    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.

    Village Voice Full Review
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  • 4. The Song of the Snow Fairy Performer: Yuliya Vysotskaya as Yulia Vysotskaya Stream Music Online
  • 6. It's All Relative Performer: Nathan Lane with Elle Fanning and Aaron Michael Drozin Stream Music Online
  • 10. You Gotta Hang Loose And Catch The Show Performer: Africa Nile and Hugh Sachs Stream Music Online