Ella Enchanted Reviews

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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").
September 22, 2006
The Narrator begins and ends the story talking about how fairy tales transport us to another place, but the sad fact is that Ella lets us stay right where we are.
December 6, 2005
August 8, 2004
The idea of mixing the modern with the medieval is a dubious Mulligan's stew -- and annoys quickly.
April 23, 2004
Someone should tell O'Haver and the gaggle of writers it took to write this unenchanted mess that updated doesn't have to mean washed-up and dumbed-down.
April 22, 2004
It looks tiring for a movie to flaunt its sense of irony as eagerly as Ella Enchanted while remaining so naive.
April 22, 2004
Looks an awful lot like "Shrek," down to the funky closing dance sequence.
April 20, 2004
An overcalculated fusion of Shrek and The Princess Bride with all the smarts replaced by smartass.
April 17, 2004
if they ruined...as badly as they ruined "Ella Enchanted" then we're going to have to start a revolution or something.
April 16, 2004
An artificially flavored movie potion...audiences may be less than enchanted with the gobbledygook results.
April 14, 2004
There's lots of activity and energy, but no joy nor sense of spontaneity.
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.
April 13, 2004
As one concerned fan of the book wrote on the Internet Movie Database after seeing the trailer, 'The producers are changing too much things in it and making it too stupid.' Exactly.
April 12, 2004
It had some creative touches, but I thought the special effects were kind of cheesy.
April 12, 2004
April 11, 2004
Veers wildly from juvenile comedy to romance to morality lesson, never quite finds its footing.
April 9, 2004
April 9, 2004
April 9, 2004
Ella is under a spell that makes her obey all orders -- will someone please order Hathaway to stay pretty in better movies?
April 9, 2004
Squanders the comic potential of the source material through poorly timed gags and hit-or-miss one-liners.
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