Review: Nimona

The animated film Nimona is a pleasant surprise.


When Ballister, a knight in a futuristic city, is framed for the murder of their queen, he has no choice but to flee. Soon, he encounters the chaos-loving teenager Nimona - who turns out to be the creature he swore to protect the city from, with the ability to assume any form.

The knights protect the city from evil creatures - and when Ballister finds himself on the wrong side of the law, he needs to escape.

Together, they set out to uncover who framed Ballister and why. It quickly becomes apparent that things aren't quite as the city's leaders claim...

For the whole family

This film has a delightful sense of humor and proved to be a hit with our entire family - all of my children loved it. I have never before heard such loud laughter in unison in our home, all four of them laughed and giggled over and over again.

Nimona's ability to transform into various forms keeps this film surprising.

The thing is, the humor didn't feel "cheap" either - the film is genuinely funny in a way that suits both its style and storyline. Additionally, some jokes are more geared toward adults throughout the film - which is always appreciated when watching movies with children.


The voice of Ballister by Riz Ahmed (and he looks quite similar to him!) and Nimona by Chloë Grace Moretz. Both fit their roles perfectly and have great chemistry.

Nimona as a giant pink rhinoceros.

Since the film relies heavily on humor, the actors need to have good timing and convincing voices, and they receive top marks from me. Exceptional performances.


This is the best animated film I've seen in years, and I watch quite a few movies with my children. It has beautiful animations, great music, an engaging story, and good humor.

The film has a unique style featuring knights protecting a futuristic city.

This film captures the Disney magic that Disney haven't entirely managed to create in their recent films. Watch it today!

The good

  •   A strong and solid story

The Bad

  •   A little scary towards the end


Nimona gets the score 8 out of 10.


A thrilling adventure that truly embodies the "Disney magic" - something that Disney themselves haven't achieved in recent years. This is the best animated film I've seen in years.

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Grace Charlton


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