• PG-13, 2 hr.
  • Drama, Romance
  • Directed By:
    Andy Tennant
    In Theaters:
    Jul 31, 1998 Wide
    On DVD:
    Mar 2, 1999
  • 20th Century Fox

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Ever After: A Cinderella Story Reviews

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Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy

Charmng [thanks to] its game cast who are having an obviously marvelous time sashaying about and saying gaily artificial dialogue.

Full Review Source: Antagony & Ecstasy | Original Score: 7/10

June 11, 2012
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media

Charming take on Cinderella tale has strong heroine.

Full Review Source: Common Sense Media | Original Score: 4/5

December 30, 2010

Film4

An affable film that helped affirm Drew Barrymore's place in the Hollywood firmament as something cosier than a one-trick wild child.

Full Review Source: Film4

August 16, 2010
Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
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Drew Barrymore plays the complicated belle of the climactic ball and develops a convincing intellectually based friendship with the prince.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

August 16, 2010
Maitland McDonagh
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Once upon a time there was a feisty young woman who didn't sit around twiddling her pretty thumbs and singing "Someday My Prince Will Come."

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 3/4

August 16, 2010
Leonard Klady
Variety
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The script by Susannah Grant, Rick Parks and director Andy Tennant successfully maintains the story's period trappings while introducing a heroine with modern resonance.

Full Review Source: Variety

July 1, 2008
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

A delightful movie, full of feisty, three-dimensional characters romping through comedy, romance and otherwise gloriously colorful moments.

Full Review Source: Combustible Celluloid | Original Score: 3.5/4

February 17, 2007
Wally Hammond
Time Out
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Given that this is adolescent romance, never straying far from traditional stereotypes, its 'progressive' feel-good aura is mainly down to Barrymore, whose limitations are only exposed in big love scenes.

Full Review Source: Time Out

January 26, 2006
Laura Clifford
Reeling Reviews

Drew Barrymore is delightful as Danielle, straightforward yet provocative, beautiful even when her face is smeared with the ashes from the fireplace.

Full Review Source: Reeling Reviews | Original Score: B+

April 9, 2005
Judith Egerton
Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY)

You won't see a fairy godmother flitting from scene to scene. Nor will a pumpkin magically transform into a chariot.

Full Review Source: Courier-Journal (Louisville, KY) | Original Score: 3/4

July 1, 2004
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette

The real magic is found in Andrew Dunn's stunningly lovely photography, which makes every scene look like a vintage storybook illustration.

Full Review Source: Kalamazoo Gazette

July 2, 2003
Eugene Novikov
Film Blather

One of the year's best films.

Full Review Source: Film Blather | Original Score: A

May 22, 2003
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com

The bottom line is: it's cute. And it's relatively inoffensive.

Full Review Source: Needcoffee.com | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 16, 2003
John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

There are a few nice moments when Barrymore's acting talent shines through, and the same can be said for Huston and Scott. But as a romantic comedy, this film is only slightly above average.

Full Review Source: Film Quips Online | Original Score: 3.5/5

February 8, 2003
Margaret A. McGurk
Cincinnati Enquirer

A high-spirited Renaissance romance starring the thoroughly modern Drew Barrymore.

Full Review Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Original Score: 3/4

October 15, 2002
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix

Barrymore aces her 16th-century elocution, but her vampy magnetism -- always her dominant charm -- is snuffed in this goody-goody role.

Full Review Source: Boston Phoenix

March 24, 2002
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

An enchanting rendition of the classic Cinderella tale set in sixteenth century France.

Full Review Source: Spirituality and Practice

March 3, 2002

Cinderella is a classic story for a reason, but this modern interpretation somehow feels more true.

Full Review | Original Score: 4.5

June 15, 2001
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

A surprisingly passionate reworking of the classic Grimm Brothers' tale.

Full Review Source: Q Network Film Desk | Original Score: 3/4

February 27, 2001
Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
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Though director Andy Tennant was enthusiastic about putting this kind of spin on Cinderella, his touch turns out to be counterproductive.

Full Review Source: Los Angeles Times | Original Score: 2.5/5

February 14, 2001
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