Cinderella Reviews

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March 27, 2015
Darlings, just breathless with the news: Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella is a sumptuous, candy-coloured rush of romance, with added thespian backbone from Cate Blanchett as the evil stepmother.
March 27, 2015
Chris Weitz's screenplay updates the old Charles Perrault yarn in a fresh and witty way. The performances are very lively too.
March 27, 2015
A remarkably faithful, full-hearted live action rendition of Cinderella, well cast and sumptuously staged, picking its way carefully between Walt Disney's classic musical animation of 1950 and Perrault's definitive text.
March 26, 2015
Slightly eerie in its dead-eyed coldness, but you get used to it.
March 26, 2015
It's good-natured and silly, with nice support from Rob Brydon, Nonso Anozie, Derek Jacobi and Katie West.
March 16, 2015
Nearly a century after that black-and-white cartoon short, and 65 years after a "classic" animated feature that missed the mark, Disney finally got Cinderella right -- for now and, happily, ever after.
March 15, 2015
Cinderella is a wonderfully realized family feature that retains the strengths of its source material while at the same time updating it for today's audiences.
March 15, 2015
The colors - good lord. They're like nothing you could experience in the real world. Cinderella's behemoth of a ball gown alone is 50 shades of blue.
March 13, 2015
Some of the supporting players, most resplendently Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and Derek Jacobi as the ailing king, are very fine. The film never soars, though.
March 13, 2015
I'm all for confection, but this movie takes that too far. Cinderella and the prince look like they belong on a wedding cake.
March 13, 2015
The new film... is nothing if not a tribute to old-fashioned virtues, of care and craft and modesty, of simple stories well told.
March 13, 2015
"Cinderella" feels real enough to be sincerely touching at the same time it's visually inventive enough to be magical. We've all seen this story, true; but we haven't seen it told this effectively.
March 13, 2015
Directed by Kenneth Branagh with a sprinkling of stardust, dashes of good humor, and a respect for the corniest kinds of romance, Cinderella is a winning re-do of Disney's 1950 animated classic.
March 12, 2015
In being faithful to the traditional tale interpreted by Disney in their animated 1950 classic, this Cinderella is crisp escapist enjoyment.
March 12, 2015
For all its gossamer, gauze, filigree and refinement, "Cinderella" drags when it should skip as lightly as its title character when she's late getting home from the ball.
March 12, 2015
The movie grinds down ... in plot details that fatten the narrative while deflating the spirit.
Top Critic
March 12, 2015
Young children are guaranteed to love this, even though it's rated PG for no reason (fine, "mild thematic elements").
March 12, 2015
"Cinderella" is so scrubbed of personality, it's not even worth calling a mess.
March 12, 2015
Disney's Cinderella has been magically transformed into as sumptuous a live-action re-imagining of its 1950 animated classic as any princess could dream of.
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.
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