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Ella Enchanted Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 24, 2010
Endearing, enduring, with just a few bits of crude humor
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5

Empire Magazine
April 1, 2006
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matthew Turner
ViewLondon
December 18, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
September 16, 2004
Avoids a misstep common among girl-empowerment flicks, which often emasculate the male lead to make the heroine truly heroic… manages to make both leads appealing.
Full Review | Original Score: B
July 20, 2004
'El público seguramente quedará encantado por la inocencia, el humor y la magia de una película a la que seguramente el tiempo dará el lugar que merece.'
| Original Score: 3/4
Pablo Villaça
Cinema em Cena
June 17, 2004
Mesmo pecando por ser convencional demais, este é um filme charmoso e bem-intencionado - e certamente fará grande sucesso entre as crianças.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Top Critic
David Rooney
Variety
April 27, 2004
A thoroughly charming performer with a bracing freshness about her that carries the film, [Hathaway] establishes credible chemistry with Brit thesp Dancy.
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope
April 27, 2004
A sweet little anachronistic musical fairy tale along the lines of 'Shrek.'
Full Review | Original Score: B
Linda Cook
Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)
April 19, 2004
It's sweet, it's quirky, and the whole family can fall under its spell.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
Steve Rhodes
Internet Reviews
April 18, 2004
Wonderfully sweet and thoroughly enjoyable, it's like a live-action Shrek.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Rich Cline
Shadows on the Wall
April 18, 2004
There's enough attitude here to keep the audience laughing, even when the film tips into stupid spoofery.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
April 16, 2004
I wouldn't even mind watching it more than once, which is the true test.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Vince Koehler
Entertainment Spectrum
April 12, 2004
A contemporary fairy tale starring Ann Hathaway is enchanting, funny and fun for kids and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Brett Buckalew
FilmStew.com
April 12, 2004
Like The Phantom Tollbooth and the cult TV series H.R. Puffnstuff, this film appears to have convalesced into head-trip allegories for older, pharmaceutically-savvy viewers.
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
April 12, 2004
It's an interesting mix, entertaining and yet so light and familiar that the film seems more of a knockoff than an original.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
April 11, 2004
Delightfully subversive.
Full Review| Original Score: B
Christine James
Boxoffice Magazine
April 11, 2004
Ella Enchanted may be a little too enchanted with itself, but it conjures enough magical moments to keep its target audience entranced.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
April 10, 2004
Ella Enchanted is a pleasurable surprise, a superior family film that is destined to entertain both children and adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Top Critic
Michael O'Sullivan
Washington Post
April 9, 2004
In its innocence, sweet heart and abundant wit, it has more going for it, by my accounting, than a dozen more expensive-looking films.
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Teresa Wiltz
Washington Post
April 9, 2004
This all makes for good and entertaining fun, from the musical numbers of 1980s pop tunes to the flamboyant fight scenes. For a while. But you've seen this all before.
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Urban Cinefile Critics
Urban Cinefile
October 18, 2008
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
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Houston Chronicle
July 21, 2005

BBC.com
December 14, 2004

Hindustan Times
October 6, 2004
Janet Smith
Georgia Straight
August 21, 2004

ComingSoon.net
April 17, 2004
Jonathan W. Hickman
Entertainment Insiders
April 17, 2004

Boston Phoenix
April 17, 2004
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch
April 9, 2004
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