The grace of the effects makes it some kind of classic.
Dave Kehr - Chicago Reader
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.
Variety Staff - Variety
The sets are luxuriant, the songs lilting, the scenario witty but impeccably sentimental, and the supporting cast only a pinfeather short of perfection.
Dean Essner - TIME Magazine
World's coolest nanny celebrates family and fun.
Common Sense Media Editors - Common Sense Media
One of the best films ever produced by Disney, indeed one of the best American films of the 1960s... a fantasy of the most delicate touch and charming disposition.
Tim Brayton - Antagony & Ecstasy
With all the subtlety of Battleship Potemkin, a queue full of sour-faced old school nannies is shown blowing away into thin air to make way for the embodiment of modern female assertiveness.
Eric Henderson - Slant Magazine
Arguably, it already seemed dated by the early 1970s, within a decade of its 1964 release. Yet still, somehow, the substantial charms of Mary Poppins live on.
Brian Webster - Apollo Guide
The film was deservedly a mega-hit.
Dean Essner - Film4
One of the greatest children's films ever.
Dean Essner - TV Guide's Movie Guide
Felix Gonzalez Jr. - DVD Review
One of Disney's greats.
Emma Cochrane - Empire Magazine
Brian Tallerico - UGO
The first Disney movie ever to be nominated for the Best Picture Oscar, the musical received 13 nods. setting a record for musicals; My Fair Lady earned 12 nominations.
Emanuel Levy - EmanuelLevy.Com
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.
Dean Essner - Time Out
Practically perfect in every way.
Phil Villarreal - Arizona Daily Star
Classic Disney at his most lavish.
John Wirt - Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
At her most startlingly beautiful here, Julie Andrews does not play the chipper, loving nanny people might expect or remember. She carefully layers a distantly dangerous and even spooky side to her character.
Jeffrey M. Anderson - Combustible Celluloid
It's truly supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!
Betty Jo Tucker - ReelTalk Movie Reviews
Mary Poppins is definitely worth popping for. (40th Anniversary Edition)
John J. Puccio - DVDTown.com
John J. Puccio - Movie Metropolis
The message is clear: Everyone should take care of their jobs and responsibilities, but have fun as well.
Pete Croatto - Filmcritic.com
Disney classic musical even concludes with a strengthened family flying kites together. Uplifting!
Steve Crum - Kansas City Kansan
Even better than you remember, better than anyone could have hoped, better than almost any other movie of its kind.
Nick Davis - Nick's Flick Picks
Sophisticated yet wide open to its audience, with exciting dance sequences and inviting performances.
Jake Euker - F5 (Wichita, KS)
Sarah Chauncey - Reel.com
A lot of fun -- for kids and adults, alike.
Alex Sandell - Juicy Cerebellum
Derek Smith - Apollo Guide
Spence D. - IGN Movies
Michael Dequina - TheMovieReport.com
Rich Cline - Shadows on the Wall
Ryan Cracknell - Movie Views
Mixed bag of great sequences and cutesy overkill.
Ken Hanke - Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
There are few things in this world as sublime as watching Dick Van Dyke dance with penguins.
Widgett Walls - Needcoffee.com
One of the most loved Disney movies that has delighted families since it was made in 1964, Mary Poppins, like its central character, is practically Perfect in Every Way.
Urban Cinefile Critics - Urban Cinefile
A wonderful film for the whole family. Julie Andrews is a delight.
Clint Morris - Moviehole
Classic Disney musical
Robert Roten - Laramie Movie Scope
Philip Martin - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Effortlessly charming. It's a true family classic.
Scott Weinberg - eFilmCritic.com
Nell Minow - Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
Disney had done a magnificent job of adapting the PL Travers character to the screen, using cinematic effects to the full in creating an enchanting story.
George Perry - BBC