Read Reviews for Mary Poppins Returns With Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda

The Verdict   Read Reviews for Mary Poppins Returns With Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda
 
The movie-musical sequel to the 1964 classic is due in theatres December 19.

Mary Poppins Returns, Disney's movie-musical sequel to the 1964 classic, is due in theatres December 19.

Hamilton writer-star and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda co-stars as Jack, an "optimistic streetlamp lighter," opposite Emily Blunt (Into the Woods) in the title role. Ben Whishaw (The Crucible on Broadway) plays grown-up Michael Banks, with Emily Mortimer (Hugo) as his sister Jane. Also making cameos in the film are Angela Lansbury, Meryl Streep, and original Mary Poppins star Dick Van Dyke.

Read: HOW LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA GREETED ANGELA LANSBURY ON THE MARY POPPINS RETURNS SET

Directed by Rob Marshall (Into the Woods, Chicago), the film includes an all-new score by Tony Award-winning Hairspray songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Both Miranda and Blunt received Golden Globe nominations for their performances in the film, which is also nominated for Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy, and Best Original Score for Marc Shaiman.

2019 GOLDEN GLOBE NOMINATIONS: MOVIE MUSICALS MARY POPPINS RETURNS AND A STAR IS BORN AMONG CONTENDERS

Read what critics thought of the movie musical below. Playbill will continue to update this list as more reviews come in.

BBC (Nicholas Barber)

Business Insider (Jason Guerrasio)

Collider (Matt Goldberg)

Entertainment Weekly (Leah Greenblatt)

The Guardian (Peter Bradshaw)

The Hollywood Reporter (David Rooney)

IGN (Laura Prudom)

IndieWire (David Ehrlich)

Los Angeles Times (Charles McNulty)

New York Magazine/Vulture (David Edelstein)

The Telegraph (Robbie Collin)

USA Today (Brian Truitt)

Variety (Owen Glieberman)

Vox (Alissa Wiklnson)

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