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Ella Enchanted Reviews

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April 8, 2004
Considering its pedigree, this Ella could have been a whole lot more enchanting.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 9, 2004
It's barely got a laugh in it.
April 8, 2004
The movie is an embarrassment -- another example of Hollywood excess overwhelming and sinking an otherwise unassuming story.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
April 9, 2004
Anne Hathaway's performance as a cursed maiden in this time-jumbled fantasy is enchanting... but the movie is not.
Full Review | Original Score: D
April 5, 2004
Nothing un-beguiles a fairy tale more than forced whimsy and labored magic.
April 12, 2004
It had some creative touches, but I thought the special effects were kind of cheesy.
March 28, 2004
From the very beginning, the film's primary dysfunction is that it can't decide exactly how smarmy or adorably postmodern it wants to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 8, 2004
To watch the witless, ham-fisted attempt at fairy-tale romance that is Ella Enchanted, you'd never know the book it's based on is actually rather clever and charming.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
April 6, 2004
Cheesy and witless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
May 4, 2009
Anne Hathaway is the cheery spark in this glitzy girl's fantasy story from screenwriters Karen McCullah Lutz and Kirsten Smith ("Legally Blonde").
Full Review | Original Score: C+
April 6, 2004
Anne Hathaway is charming and magnetic, but her journey across fairyland is laughable, a series of co-incidences and instantaneous edits.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
April 8, 2004
In its attempt to fuse a fairy-tale fantasy with a modern sensibility, the movie winds up a corny, derivative mishmash.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 9, 2004
What could have been wonderful has been processed into cute but throwaway fluff. It lingers like a half-cast spell.
Full Review| Original Score: 2.5/4
April 9, 2004
Every single attempt at levity or whimsy not only fails but actually melts down with a rancid nuclear tinge.
April 13, 2004
The mentality of the movie seemed to aim a little low, missing its core Princess Diaries audience and becoming pure Disney Channel fodder to follow Boy Meets World reruns.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
April 8, 2004
After the first half hour or so, it sinks deeper and deeper into a mediocre self-aware pseudo-hipness.
Read More | Original Score: C
April 8, 2004
Occasionally fun but too reliant on gimmicks and purloined plotlines to rank alongside the better kids' movies.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 8, 2004
Though its moral is 'to thine own self be true,' the filmmakers failed to listen to its spin-doctored Cinderella and instead recycle elements of Shrek, The Lion King, and Lizzie McGuire.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 8, 2004
An ugly-looking mismash of a fairytale.
Read More | Original Score: 2/4
April 9, 2004
Read More | Original Score: C+
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