Film Review: ‘Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase’

When it comes to name recognition, few American detectives rank as high as Nancy Drew with audiences, owing to the fact that millions devoured the yellow-spined novels, and no small number of celebs (including executive producer Ellen DeGeneres) went on to credit the character with inspiring them at a young age. As a result, it’s no mystery why so many have tried to develop the character into a proper film or TV franchise — including small-screen attempts by CBS, Ncb and The CW in the last few years alone.

In the case of Warner Bros., the studio bought the rights to the character for just $6,000 back in 1937, and has opted to dust off and remake “Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase” from its own library. And so, Nancy’s back, reborn in the form of super-charismatic, redheaded Sophia Lillis as an assertive, redheaded millennial who embodies the classic character’s best traits — intelligence,
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