A Little Princess Reviews

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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
May 28, 2011
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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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Todd McCarthy
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.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
February 9, 2006
An exemplary version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A bright, beautiful and enchantingly childlike vision.
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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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
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James Berardinelli
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
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Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
A Little Princess exquisitely re-creates the ephemeral world of childhood, an enchanted kingdom where everything, even make-believe, seems possible.
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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