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Cinderella Reviews

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Jason Bailey
May 28, 2016
It's such a rote recitation of a story we've heard a thousand times that it's hard to imagine why on earth they're telling it to us again.
John Lui
The Straits Times (Singapore)
May 24, 2016
When gown (James) meets jodhpurs (Madden) in the pivotal ballroom scene, the chemistry is palpable. In a scene that could have been a large bowl of Edwardian cheese, the two young actors give off plenty of old-fashioned romantic sparks.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald
April 26, 2016
Kenneth Branagh's live action adaptation of Cinderella is a delightful rendition, if surprisingly traditional, that honours the classic fairy tale with a sweet, humorous and earnest treatment befitting a Disney film.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
J. Olson
April 9, 2016
The story doesn't work nearly as well in live action, losing the buffer zone of disbelief inherent in Disney's classic animated version.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
Nathan Bartlebaugh
The Film Stage
February 23, 2016
For better or worse, Branagh has redefined the template for what Disney's princess franchise will look like going forward.
Full Review | Original Score: B
Jonathan Kiefer
SF Weekly
January 1, 2016
Even allowing that Blanchett wrings a wee bit of actual pathos from the added backstory of her character's bitterness, these performances, like the CG concessions of animated animals, are irritatingly overdone.
Alex Zane
The Sun (UK)
December 29, 2015
Kenneth Branagh's remake of this much-loved Disney classic is a sumptuous, magical delight -- albeit in a fairly traditional and safe sense.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Nick Dent
Daily Telegraph (Australia)
December 21, 2015
A very tame live-action retelling of a story everybody already knows.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
December 21, 2015
Why do the whole Cinderella thing again anyway?
| Original Score: 2.5/5
Norman Wilner
NOW Toronto
December 18, 2015
For a movie that has no reason to exist, Disney's Cinderella is pleasant enough.
| Original Score: 3/5
James D. Watts Jr.
Tulsa World
December 18, 2015
It's a pleasure simply to hear a familiar story well-told.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
December 17, 2015
A good story can cover up all manner of sins. But that ball gown is indicative of the film's whole approach - covering a thin, needlessly bloated story with beautiful surfaces.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Margot Harrison
Seven Days
December 1, 2015
While it's as unchallenging as comfort food, this Cinderella is almost as hard to hate.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Josh Terry
Deseret News, Salt Lake City
November 5, 2015
The little girls who fill theater seats in their princess dresses will still have a great time.
Jeff Beck
The Blu Spot
September 14, 2015
Sir Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Cinderella may not add anything new to the beloved tale, but with an excellent cast and an elegant sense of style, it makes for a magical and quite charming version of the story that all ages can enjoy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
Rob Vaux
June 12, 2015
For those who don't look for miracles, this Cinderella resolutely delivers everything you could reasonably expect.
Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review
May 30, 2015
In the title role, Lily James is a revelation: sweet without being sugary, simple without being simple-minded and beaming with what must be the most radiant smile in movie history.
| Original Score: 4/5
Rashid Irani
Hindustan Times
May 30, 2015
The special effects, especially the transformation of a pumpkin into the golden carriage, are uniformly impressive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Todd Jorgenson
May 1, 2015
Running contrary to its message, the film seems content to fit in rather than stand out from its numerous predecessors on stage and screen.
Witney Seibold
Legion of Leia
April 23, 2015
The problems with the story are still present - this is most certainly not a feminist polemic - but one can't help but be caught up in Branagh's theatrical spirit.
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