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A Little Princess Reviews

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Peter Stack
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The 1939 Shirley Temple version of this book came closer to capturing Sara's vitality.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Common Sense Media Editors
Common Sense Media
January 1, 2011
Wonderful movie of a lonely girl's triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
Cuaron's version of magic realism consists of seeing incredibly fanciful sets and situations in precise detail.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
It's not only suitable for consumption by those over age 10, it's actually enjoyable.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
May 11, 2002
| Original Score: 4/5
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
June 10, 2008
An astonishing work of studio artifice, A Little Princess is that rarest of creations, a children's film that plays equally well to kids and adults.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Mexican director Alfonso Cuaron gives the film a nice feel for a New York girls' school of the time (though actually the novel was set in an English girls' school).
Full Review | Original Score: low +1 out of -4..+4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
September 18, 2013
One of the very best children's movies of the past quarter-century.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
May 27, 2011
The film uses studio resources to create an entrancing world both in New York and in the heroine's fantasies about India.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
February 9, 2006
An exemplary version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
August 22, 2002
| Original Score: 3/5
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 30, 2002
Enchanting drama based on a children's classic.
Jeanne Aufmuth
Palo Alto Weekly
May 14, 2003
| Original Score: 4/4
Dan Lybarger
Nitrate Online
July 28, 2003
A truly captivating children's film that never got its due in the theaters.
| Original Score: 5/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
August 4, 1995
There are moments in A Little Princess when you may just want to clap from pleasure.
Full Review | Original Score: A
Boyd van Hoeij
european-films.net
April 2, 2007
| Original Score: 4/5
Carol Cling
Las Vegas Review-Journal
November 7, 2003
| Original Score: 5/5
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
September 8, 2002
| Original Score: 5/5
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)
May 16, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5
Luis Martinez
Cinenganos
May 20, 2002
No es una película. Es un trozo de magia esparcido sobre el celuloide.
| Original Score: 8.5/10
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 28, 2011
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