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Cinderella Reviews

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Matt Brunson
Creative Loafing
October 13, 2012
One of the best animated features in the Disney stable, this was also the box office smash that saved Walt's studio during the precarious post-war period.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Emanuel Levy
August 25, 2012
One of Disney's most admired feature animations, Cinderella was nominated for several Oscars.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
April 15, 2011
It's not all action, and while there's plenty to keep the kids entertained, there are also nice poetic touches of animated artistry that will appeal more to adults.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 22, 2010
Sweet fairy tale classic for little princesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Tim Brayton
Antagony & Ecstasy
November 9, 2009
Great animation, but not quite as great as the pre-war standard; deeply problematic gender issues in a reed-thin story; some brilliant characters, a lot of fairly dull ones.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10

Empire Magazine
November 3, 2009
Yes, it's beautiful, and yes, it's classic. But it's also got rather a bland pair of lead characters. That said, it's still enjoyable family entertainment, and shall remain forever so.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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TIME Magazine
November 3, 2009
Cinderella is beguiling proof that Walt Disney still knows his way around fairyland.
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Variety Staff
October 27, 2008
The musical numbers woven into the fantasy are generally solid, with at least two or three likely hit tunes standing out in the half-dozen songs.
September 3, 2008
Excellent animation, marvelous color, and lovely music make Cinderella a delight all the way around.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
September 3, 2008
This 1950 effort shows Disney at the tail end of his best period, when his backgrounds were still luminous with depth and detail and his incidental characters still had range and bite.
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times
May 6, 2008
Considering the army of craftsmen who work on a Disney cartoon film, it is hard to give individual credits, for the memorable qualities.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
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Time Out
November 2, 2006
As usual, everything is slightly glossy, soppy and hearty, yet not a string is left untwanged.
David Nusair
Reel Film Reviews
February 4, 2006
...there's no denying the overall effectiveness of this familiar tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
December 2, 2005
Of all the Cinderella stories on film, this one has the most villainous stepmother (voiced by Eleanor Audley) and the most charming mice.
Rory L. Aronsky
Film Threat
October 20, 2005
Disney films have lasted for years by those good-natured moments and the superlative animation...
Full Review | Original Score: 4.5/5
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
October 15, 2005
Represents, alas, the early stages of Disney-itis… follows the fairy-tale template [but] doesn't do much to elevate the material the way [Disney's] earlier features did.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
October 5, 2005
The 1950 classic arrives on DVD for the first time with its charm enhanced and plenty of extras to delight fans of the fairytale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin Carr
7M Pictures
October 4, 2005
the mice are the reason to see this movie
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Bill Chambers
Film Freak Central
October 4, 2005
It's Lynchian--Bu˝uelian, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Norm Schrager
September 25, 2005
a true cinematic fairytale
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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