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Cinderella Reviews

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August 30, 2018
The plot is essentially the exact same plot as the 1950 Disney animated film, but this version is missing the fun bits.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
June 5, 2017
Cinderella is a story that really demands nuance in 2015, and that feature is sadly lacking in this adaptation.
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
March 12, 2015
If you're looking for a tried-and-true telling filled with elaborate settings and beautiful ball gowns, this glass slipper is the right fit. However, if you're looking for a fresh, modern take on your average fairy tale, don't bother trying on this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 26, 2015
There is a lot of dying early on and also quite a lot later on, when you will feel you are dying, of boredom, of ennui and, possibly, the full weight of the patriarchy, pressing down hard on your chest.
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
March 12, 2015
Why does Cinderella seem extra-ordinary instead of extraordinary? Perhaps it's because we're so familiar with the story that this by-the-book, new version comes off as solid but not spectacular.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 13, 2015
If it weren't for the imaginative and eye-catching costumes by three-time Oscar winner Sandy Powell, Cinderella could be mistaken for a typical Disney Channel special.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
December 21, 2015
Why do the whole Cinderella thing again anyway?
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 3, 2015
It's hard to see this new Cinders as anything more than a brand-based cash grab when its sole function is to succeed (and perhaps replace) a movie that's ageless.
March 15, 2015
Most fairy tales on film contain either enough wit or verve or spectacle to engage an entire audience, but there is nothing here to engage the adult viewer. Nothing.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 12, 2015
It's easy to get swept up in the prettiness of it all, and hard to give a damn whether it might end one minute or the next.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 11, 2015
It's a lavish, handsomely staged production, but it's also dramatically inert, a pretty diorama led by a pair of good-looking but forgettable TV actors.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 10, 2015
A lovely, lifeless and mirthless corpse
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 11, 2015
This new Cinderella tells more or less the same tale with little variation in terms of story (fair enough), tone (problematic), or characterization (very problematic).
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
March 13, 2015
The audience already primed for more "happily ever after" will be more than satisfied with the results. Everyone else will wonder what the studio was/is thinking with this strategy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
March 12, 2015
Mr. Branagh's ascension into big-budget studio directing largely remains a mystery, and there's little in "Cinderella" beyond its faces and gowns that captures the eye or the imagination.
March 20, 2015
The studio has managed to do the impossible, and portray a version of the classic fairy tale heroine who's even more of an insipid doormat that the one in its 1950 animated classic.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/10
March 12, 2015
This "Cinderella" is all dressed up with nowhere very interesting to go.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
March 12, 2015
Really, really made me mad. Like, seething. Like, I want this entire review to be: WHAT IS THE POINT WHAT IS THE POINT WHAT IS THE POINT WHAT IS THE POINT WHAT IS THE POINT?!
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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