Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins (1964)

This Disney film, based on the books by P. L. Travers, tells the story of the relationship between Edwardian-era British banker Mr. Banks and his two "impossible" children. When Mr. Banks hires the mysterious and magical Mary… More

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Rated: G
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Release Date: March 24, 1998
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Consensus: A lavish modern fairy tale celebrated for its amazing special effects, catchy songs, and Julie Andrews's legendary performance in the title role.

TIME Magazine

The sets are luxuriant, the songs lilting, the scenario witty but impeccably sentimental, and the supporting cast only a pinfeather short of perfection.

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Time Out

Compared to even 'sophisticated' juvenile fodder, the sheer exuberance of Disney's adaptation of PL Travers' children's classic should tickle the most jaded fancy.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

One of the great movie musicals and of that rare breed of deathless family entertainment that's guaranteed to transfix children, well beyond this, its fiftieth anniversary. [Blu-ray]

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The grace of the effects makes it some kind of classic.

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Martin Chilton
Daily Telegraph

Van Dyke's energy is prodigious (especially when he leaps around with a gang of sooty chimney-sweeps on the London rooftops) and the songs are classics.

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Noel Murray
The Dissolve

Whether the movie's message is Travers-approved or not, the emphasis on joy and empathy proves heartening, even today.

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Variety Staff

Julie Andrews' first appearance on the screen is a signal triumph and she performs as easily as she sings, displaying a fresh type of beauty nicely adaptable to the color cameras.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Van Dyke (exaggerated Cockney accent and all) and Andrews have great chemistry together, but it's really her interaction with the children and the magic of the story and the visual effects that charm audiences.

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Dan Jardine

The entire set was constructed indoors and it shows: the "outdoor" scenes are bathed in a dull gray light

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Carlos Magalh„es
A magical Disney film that marvels us with fantastic special effects, a splendid combination of live action and animation, an unforgettable performance by Julie… More
Directors Cat
A lot of Mary Poppins, even for a Disney movie is a bit silly. But I could ignore that fact though because it had a lot of charm and spunk to make up for it.
KJ Proulx
Although it's running time is a bit of a drag at times, "Mary Poppins" boasts strong musical numbers and many story elements that kids and adults… More
Josh Morris
Mary Poppins changed my life at the age of four and made me want to pursue a career of creativity and joy. It was the first film I ever saw, either in a theater… More
Alex roy
Mary Poppins is one Disney's greatest live action films. Brilliantly acted with plenty of memorable songs, this is a great film to watch with the entire… More
Jim Careter
Mary poppins is a American drea, almost everyone has seen Mary Poppins and if you have and do not like it well too bad for you, it a great movie and almost… More