The Nutcracker And The Four Realms is a fantasy adventure film scripted by Ashleigh Powell and directed by Joe Johnston and Lasse Hallstrom The film has the st

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms Movie Review

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms Movie Review English Movie Review
Review for the film " The Nutcracker And The Four Realms"
Runtime: 1 Hour 39 Minutes
Certificate: U
Released: 02-11-2018
2.5 / 5.0



  • Producer:
  • Larry Franco
  • Lindy Goldstein
  • Mark Gordon
  • Music Director:
  • Editor:
  • Stuart Levy
  • Costume Designer:
  • Art Director:
  • Tom Weaving
  • Tim Blake
  • Stuart Kearns
  • Rebecca Milton
  • Ashley Winter
  • Elaine Kusmishko
  • James Lewis
  • Niall Moroney
  • Nick Dent
  • Rhys Ifans
  • Sound Designer:
  • Lawrence Zipf
  • Co-Producer:
  • Alison Beckett
  • Marc Weigert
  • Jeremy Johns
  • Director of Photography:
  • Linus Sandgren
  • Executive Producer:
  • Sara Smith
  • Visual Effects Producer:
  • Michael Perdew
  • Marie Rheinschild Jordan
  • Casting Director:
  • Lucy Bevan
  • Animator:
  • Sean Conly
  • Still Photographer:
  • Christian Black
  • Distributor:
  • B&H Film
  • Forum Hungary
  • Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures
  • Sound Effects Editor:
  • Wyatt Sprague
  • Sound Re-recording Mixer:
  • Scott Millan
  • Screenplay Writer:
  • Story Writer:
  • Gaffer:
  • David Sinfield
  • Foley Artist:
  • Kevin Schultz
  • Goro Koyama
  • Andy Malcolm
  • Production Designer:
  • Guy Hendrix Dyas
  • Set Decorator:
  • Lisa Chugg
  • Clara Gomez del Moral
  • Storyboard Artist:
  • Tony Chance
  • Makeup Artist:
  • Marc Pilcher
  • Hannah Edwards
  • Zoe Clare Brown
  • Kat Ali
  • Hair Stylist:
  • Zoe Clare Brown
  • Oonagh Bagley
  • Special Effects Coordinator:
  • Chris Corbould
  • Special Effects Technician:
  • Toby Marrow
  • Christopher Smith
  • Stunt Coordinator:
  • Ben Cooke
  • Stunt Performer:
  • Adam Basil
  • Rachelle Beinart
  • Visual Effects Coordinator:
  • Andrea Atwater
  • Digital Compositor:
  • Marco Bordignon
  • Visual Effects Artist:
  • Kevin Christensen
  • Boom Operator:
  • Kyle Pickford
  • Key Grip:
  • Kevin Fraser
  • Prop Master:
  • Roy Chapman
  • Daniel Ainslie
  • Foley Editor:
  • Michael McMenomy
  • Comic Book Writer:
  • ETA Hoffmann
  • Supporting Actors:
  • Lindy Barrett
  • Marian Lorencik
  • Matthew Macfadyen
  • Maxamillian Hofgartner
  • Meera Syal
  • Miranda Hart
  • Misty Copeland
  • Nick Mohammed
  • Omid Djalili
  • Richard E Grant
  • Sergei Polunin
  • Tom Sweet
  • Zachary Catazaro
  • Joe Watts
  • Jessie Vinning
  • Jayden Fowora Knight
  • Keira Knightley
  • Mackenzie Foy
  • Morgan Freeman
  • Albert Tang
  • Eddy Shore
  • Ellie Bamber
  • Emily Ng
  • Eugenio Derbez
  • Finley Howard
  • Flor Ferraco
  • Helen Mirren
  • Henry Helm
  • Jack Whitehall
  • Zoe Scott

The Nutcracker And The Four Realms is a fantasy adventure film scripted by Ashleigh Powell and directed by Joe Johnston and Lasse Hallstrom. The film has the star cast of Mackenzie Foy, Jayden Fowora Knight, Keira Knightley, Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, Misty Copeland, Eugenio Derbez, Richard E Grant, Matthew Macfadyen, Sergei Polunin, Anna Madeley, Ellie Bamber, Tom Sweet, Jack Whitehall, Omid Djalili, Meera Syal and Charles Lil Buck Riley. Mark Gordon and Larry Franco produced the film under the banners Walt Disney Pictures and The Mark Gordon Company. James Newton Howard is the music composer and the cinematography is by Linus Sandgren. Stuart Levy is the editor.


Stahlbaum and his family live in the Victorian era. Marie, the wife of Stahlbaum, is dying. To fulfill his wife’s last wish, Stahlbaum presents his children with Christmas gifts. His younger child Clara, who has a mechanical brain, is interested in solving the puzzles. She receives an egg-shaped box as a Christmas gift. Clara was unable to unlock it. She gets a clue from Drosselmeyer, an engineer to unlock it. However, she has to travel to a parallel world. The world that had mother Ginger had banished her now for her behavior. Clara, who gets into the world to find out the key to unlock her egg puzzle, had to solve the issues across the four realms. Did she do? Watch the film in theaters!

Star Performance

All the stars who could perform well are provided with a blunt role and they had to do what they had been provided.


The directors hadn’t polished anything specific with the script woven by Ashleigh Powell. However, the characters in the fantasy world are quite decent. With the Award Winning stars, the directors could have designed a better screenplay. The CGI works are good and the cinematography is decent.

What’s There?

  • Performances of the stars are okayish
  • The VFX and the cinematography are good
  • Fantasy world portions are good
  • The emotional portions are good

What’s Not There?

  • Highly talented stars should have been given better performance oriented roles
  • The screenplay didn’t impress much
  • BGM is not much impressive


Although the film might not impress the elders, it might attract the youngsters. With some flaws, the film manages to engage the audiences. The Nutcracker And The Four Realms- could be watched once!