- Rated: PG-13
- Run Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes
- Video: Color
- Released: March 18, 2014
- Originally Released: 2013
- Label: Walt Disney Video
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Note: Deleted scene - "Nanny Song"
- Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 2.39
- Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - English, French, Spanish
- Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, French, Spanish
- Subtitles - English, French, Spanish
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Total Film - 11/25/2013
"Wringing every ounce of repressed heartbreak and winsome crabbiness out of the role, Thompson gives her best performance in years..."
Empire - 11/22/2013
4 stars out of 5 -- "[A] delicate and brilliantly acted story of overcoming the past to embrace an uncertain future. Emma Thompson, in particular, is magic."
Entertainment Weekly - 12/20/2013
"Thompson gives a master class on playing the snippy sour lemon." -- Grade: B+
Wall Street Journal -
"SAVING MR. BANKS wraps a seduction inside a seduction with enjoyable results. It's a Disney film in every sense of the term."
Los Angeles Times - 12/12/2013
"[With] a savvy script that sticks to the truth only when it needs to and an actress who gives a gleeful, ripsnorter of a performance."
USA Today - 12/14/2013
3 stars out of 4 -- "The legions who grew up on Disney's Mary Poppins will find it delightfully satisfying to hear snippets of its enormously catchy songs and watch its captivating creative journey."
Rolling Stone - 12/12/2013
3 stars out of 4 -- "Thompson is a spit-spot pleasure in the role, sharp-tongued and deadpan-hilarious."
Chicago Sun-Times - 12/12/2013
"Director John Lee Hancock gives us a stylized and gorgeous version of 1961 Los Angeles."
RogerEbert.com - 12/13/2013
3 stars out of 4 -- "[I]nspired by a Disney fairy tale based on fact: the making of MARY POPPINS....Serving it all with panache is a standout ensemble of seasoned players..."
Washington Post - 12/12/2013
3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] richly rendered, engrossing dramatization of Walt Disney's efforts to adapt Travers's novel 'Mary Poppins' into one of his confectionery extravaganzas..."
Film Comment - 12/11/2013
"The film cleverly plays our sympathies both ways, encouraging us at different times to identify with the viewpoint of the big-hearted, innocently mystified Americans and that of the witty, sharply intelligent, suffer-no-fools Travers..."