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A Little Princess Reviews

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September 18, 2013
One of the very best children's movies of the past quarter-century.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
May 27, 2011
This new version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's children's classic boasts first-rate production values and a political sensitivity befitting the '90s, but it doesn't quite capture the magic of the 1939 Shirley Temple vehicle.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
May 27, 2011
Cuaron finds the perfect style for this trusted formula; what could have been routine kids' stuff flourishes with his sure feeling for space, light and colour.
May 27, 2011
Soppy and girlish in the extreme, this should keep even the tiniest viewer rapt, while all too many adults may fall victim to an inexplicable bout of eye-watering long before the closing credits.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
January 1, 2011
Wonderful movie of a lonely girl's triumph.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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.
February 9, 2006
An exemplary version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel.
August 30, 2004
A bright, beautiful and enchantingly childlike vision.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
July 28, 2003
A truly captivating children's film that never got its due in the theaters.
| Original Score: 5/5
March 23, 2003
This is a magical film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
August 30, 2002
Enchanting drama based on a children's classic.
May 20, 2002
No es una película. Es un trozo de magia esparcido sobre el celuloide.
| Original Score: 8.5/10
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
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
January 1, 2000
A Little Princess exquisitely re-creates the ephemeral world of childhood, an enchanted kingdom where everything, even make-believe, seems possible.
January 1, 2000
Enchanting family fare.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
From the exquisite costumes to the remarkable set design to the superb performances, this fairy tale comes to life in a way that makes you despair at its ending. But though end it must, its spirit of imagination and its magic of abiding love lingers on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
January 1, 2000
[Best character was] Indian manservant who almost never spoke ... Powerful eyes.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
January 1, 2000
A delightfully enchanting family fantasy, A Little Princess has all the earmarks of a classic.
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