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A Cinderella Story Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 21, 2010
Funny and sweet update of the Cinderella story.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Cole Smithey
ColeSmithey.com
July 11, 2010
The movie will wash over adolescent female audiences who don't know any better like melted Brie on 110-degree asphalt, but for the rest of us it's a grueling waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: D-
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
April 29, 2009
Duff has yet another brainless movie to add to her repertoire.
Amber Wilkinson
Eye for Film
June 13, 2008
Charles Perrault must be spinning in his grave.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Peter T. Chattaway
Christianity Today
September 11, 2006
I took a friend's 10-year-old daughter to see the film, and she found it 'too childish.' And who am I to argue with a member of this film's target audience?
| Original Score: 1.5/4
Anthony Del Valle
Las Vegas Mercury
November 4, 2004
'A Cinderella Story' makes so many good chocies, you wish you could like it more than you do.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
October 18, 2004
Rather than anything original or humorous or, heaven forbid, romantic developing from this fable, we get only tired clichés and worn-out stereotypes.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
Mark Collette
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
September 16, 2004
A benign, whimsical semblance of its namesake fairy tale.
| Original Score: 1/4
Steve Newton
Georgia Straight
August 21, 2004
A couple of cruel stepsisters are thrown in to push the Cinderella angle, but their asinine antics merely highlight first-time screenwriter Leigh Dunlap's stunning lack of talent and imagination.
| Original Score: 1.5/5
Anna Smith
Empire Magazine
August 19, 2004
This is simple, lazy storytelling rendered merely functional by appealing leads and the eternal lure of romantic fantasy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Wendy Ide
Times (UK)
August 19, 2004
Every high school cliché in the book is dredged up for this piece of fluff
David Noh
Film Journal International
August 8, 2004
It's all way too bland.
Tony Toscano
Talking Pictures (U.S.)
August 7, 2004
I look at "Cinderella Story" as I would look at early Elvis films - this is a teen movie made for the sheer enjoyment of her fans.
Full Review| Original Score: 1.5/4
Neil Smith
BBC.com
August 3, 2004
The result is pure pumpkin, though fans of squeaky-clean, helium-voiced Hilary Duff might fall under its sickly sweet spell.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Chris Hewitt (St. Paul)
St. Paul Pioneer Press
July 23, 2004
This year's one-zillionth mean-girl movie, and that's not the only thing here that's played out.
| Original Score: 2/4
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly
July 23, 2004
The only thing missing is the pumpkin that turns into a coach. That's OK, because Duff turns into a turkey way before midnight.
Kit Bowen
Hollywood.com
July 21, 2004
Besides adolescent girls who either want to be Hilary Duff or want to slobber over Chad Michael Murray, the story offers nothing new to an already beaten-to-death teen genre.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Bob Bloom
Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
July 21, 2004
A Cinderella Story definitely is for the younger film crowd. It's unabashedly simplistic and formulaic, made to highlight the charms of (Hilary) Duff.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
Mark Palermo
The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
July 20, 2004
[It] treads the confused ground of instilling anti-image and antiauthoritarian values while its heroine's bliss is wrapped in an idea that status and wealth equal happiness.
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Pete Vonder Haar
Film Threat
July 20, 2004
At worst, it's an insult even to the intelligence of 12-year olds.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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