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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
Matthew Turner
August 19, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
July 19, 2004
A Cinderella Story doesn't break any new ground, but it's a well-acted little breeze of a film -- perfect if you're a 12-year-old girl.
Evan Henerson
Los Angeles Daily News
July 16, 2004
The premise -- scripted by Leigh Dunlap with a reported uncredited polish by Callie Khouri -- is largely preposterous, but Rosman embraces rather than evades those obstacles.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Bruce Westbrook
Houston Chronicle
July 16, 2004
Duff plays off her Lizzie Maguire persona as a cute but unassuming girl, but also conveys soulfulness and earnest longing.
Read More | Original Score: B-
Daniel M. Kimmel
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
July 16, 2004
This reviewer's young daughter and her friend - both anticipating third grade - decided they enjoyed the film because the mushy stuff was kept to a minimum.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
July 15, 2004
The efforts to find Cinderella and struggles with Fiona take longer than they should, but there is an old-fashioned happily ever after ending for everyone who deserves one.
Read More | Original Score: B+
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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News
July 15, 2004
In typical Lizzie spirit, it's harmless, it's sweet, it's corny, it's fun and it all comes out impossibly right.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Randy Cordova
Arizona Republic
July 15, 2004
Thanks to a charming cast and several bubbly moments, adults in the audience may find themselves genuinely entertained by the pleasantly feathery story.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/5
Dustin Putman
July 10, 2004
Does justice to its well-known source material while putting a pleasant spin on it. It's better than one may be lead to expect, which is perhaps the best compliment of all.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Cole Smithey
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.
Mark Halverson
Sacramento News & Review
August 7, 2008
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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?
Read More | Original Score: 1.5/4

Film Threat
December 6, 2005
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
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
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