Ever After: A Cinderella Story Reviews

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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Veering wildly between farce and suds, the movie never makes up its mind whether it's a spoof, a soap opera or a feminist pep talk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Too much talk, not enough wooing. In the end, Ever After's spell is only half cast.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
Alicia Potter
Boston Phoenix
March 24, 2002
Barrymore aces her 16th-century elocution, but her vampy magnetism -- always her dominant charm -- is snuffed in this goody-goody role.
Widgett Walls
Needcoffee.com
February 16, 2003
The bottom line is: it's cute. And it's relatively inoffensive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Sean Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Too bad Barrymore's charming personality goes to waste in Ever After, a reworking of Cinderella with muddled motives and uneven execution.
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Though director Andy Tennant was enthusiastic about putting this kind of spin on Cinderella, his touch turns out to be counterproductive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The old tale still has life and passion in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Sure to be a hit with almost everyone who sees it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
January 1, 2000
Sumptuously filmed.
| Original Score: 5/5
Kevin Lally
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Barrymore is the ideal revisionist Cinderella.
Mark R. Leeper
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Nothing great here, but it is a pleasant film to watch and is nicely visualized.
Full Review | Original Score: +1 out of -4..+4
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
June 11, 2012
Charmng [thanks to] its game cast who are having an obviously marvelous time sashaying about and saying gaily artificial dialogue.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
S. Jhoanna Robledo
Common Sense Media
December 30, 2010
Charming take on Cinderella tale has strong heroine.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
February 17, 2007
A delightful movie, full of feisty, three-dimensional characters romping through comedy, romance and otherwise gloriously colorful moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Joe Baltake
Sacramento Bee
January 1, 2000
Doesn't quite make sense, but that's part of its charm.
Christopher Null
Filmcritic.com
January 1, 2000
Cute and fairly witty.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
January 26, 2006
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.
Bob Bloom
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
It's colorful, enjoyable and tame enough for the entire family.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher
January 1, 2000
A frothy delight.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
Rob Blackwelder
SPLICEDWire
January 1, 2000
The most fun I've had at the movies all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
Ray Pride
Newcity
January 1, 2000
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