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Enchanted Reviews

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Craig Outhier
Orange County Register
December 10, 2014
In Enchanted, even the vermin whistle while they work.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Scott Foundas
L.A. Weekly
December 10, 2014
By the time you are reading this, the ads will already be proclaiming that Enchanted is "enchanting," and for once they'll be spot on.
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
November 26, 2013
Like the Cinderella figure she plays in Disney's Enchanted, Amy Adams spreads a contagion of delight. The movie is great fun, but she's enchanting.
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Anthony Lane
New Yorker
November 26, 2013
Happily, the leads carry the day: James Marsden as a prince of grinning vanity, Susan Sarandon as the wicked stepmother, and, above all, Amy Adams, who, in the role of a would-be princess, finds true momentum, not just sappiness, in the farce of innocence.
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Christopher Orr
The New Republic
September 22, 2008
Though the film is full of allusions to the Disney canon, they are generally unobtrusive echoes rather than eager satires. This is a children's movie at which adults are also welcome, not a cartoon for grownups.
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David Fear
Time Out
January 18, 2008
For a movie filled with magical occurences, Enchanted commits a cardinal sin: It forgets to cast a spell on the audience.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Derek Adams
Time Out
December 13, 2007
It's only when the story hits the streets of NYC and Adams starts hamming it up (much like Julie Hagerty did in 'Airplane') that we start seeing the fruits of a grand Mickey-take.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor
December 4, 2007
It may sound like faint praise to say that Enchanted is the movie of the year for smart and spirited 11-year-old girls. But a movie that genuinely respects that audience is not to be belittled.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Dana Stevens
Slate
December 1, 2007
Disney can afford to poke fun at a lot of things about itself, and in Enchanted, it does exactly that, to largely charming effect.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
November 24, 2007
Enchanted earns its label as a "family film" by virtue of its ability to captivate audience members both young and old.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Keith Phipps
AV Club
November 21, 2007
The gag wouldn't work with just anyone in the lead, but Adams' openhearted performance never winks. She really does want the best for everyone, and can't fathom why they don't all feel the same.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
November 21, 2007
Maybe it's not a whole new world, but it's one you already know and love quite well.
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader
November 21, 2007
Disney goes meta in this witty, exuberant musical comedy whose parody and nostalgia serve a sweet and affecting romance.
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Walter V. Addiego
San Francisco Chronicle
November 21, 2007
Portraying a version of Disney's Snow White, [Adams] owns the character, down to every warble and twirl.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
November 21, 2007
An inspired Disney fairy-tale mash-up.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
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Tom Long
Detroit News
November 21, 2007
Enchanted is not a perfect movie ... But it is so thoroughly delightful when Adams is on screen you forgive its faults with a smile.
Full Review | Original Score: A
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John Monaghan
Detroit Free Press
November 21, 2007
What could have been an epic Disney misfire is saved by the charming Adams.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
November 21, 2007
Enchanted isn't just a culture-clash fable, it's also a throwback to one of classic Hollywood's giddiest genres: the screwball comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
November 21, 2007
The film, anchored by an entrancing performance by Amy Adams and a strong ensemble cast, is cleverly written. The situations are funny, and the story feels effortlessly entertaining.
| Original Score: 3/4
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Peter Howell
Toronto Star
November 21, 2007
How refreshing it is that Enchanted gently makes fun of Disney tradition while upholding it at the same time. There are no cheap or vulgar jokes, and sentiment never turns to treacle.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
November 21, 2007
An irresistible blend of screwball comedy and Disney fairy-tale musical, Enchanted takes its enchanting premise and prances away with it, holding the audience happily captive.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Steven Boone
Newark Star-Ledger
November 21, 2007
The results look something like an overscaled Muppet movie (which ain't such a bad thing in itself).
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
November 21, 2007
Enchanted is worth seeing for Adams, and children will adore the slapstick performers, including a prominently featured CGI chipmunk.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Elizabeth Weitzman
New York Daily News
November 21, 2007
Cute and clever enough to enchant little girls -- not to mention their mothers.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Rene Rodriguez
Miami Herald
November 21, 2007
The film affectionally spoofs animated-fantasy formulas.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
November 21, 2007
It's obvious but inescapable: Enchanted is as good as its name.
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Amy Biancolli
Houston Chronicle
November 21, 2007
A gently meta fairy tale that pokes fun at Disney's animated classics, just never too hard to hurt.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail
November 21, 2007
Enchanted manages the trick of recasting sugar spun Disney fairy tales of old into a winning, modern-day comedy. Walt Disney would be impressed.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
November 21, 2007
A heart-winning musical comedy that skips lightly and sprightly from the lily pads of hope to the manhole covers of actuality, if you see what I mean. I'm not sure I do.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Wesley Morris
Boston Globe
November 21, 2007
The sight of Adams gliding and beaming and chirping in this movie is just about the happiest time I've had watching an actor do anything all year.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
November 21, 2007
Enchanted works its magic largely by sending up some of the very stereotypes that have long been Walt Disney Pictures' profitable stock in trade.
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
November 20, 2007
The best Disney fantasy-musical since Mary Poppins, a hilarious, dazzling send-up of the thing that made Disney what it is today fairy-tale princesses.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
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Colin Covert
Minneapolis Star Tribune
November 20, 2007
Adams is daffy and delicious in a star-making role, and the script, direction and music are spot-on.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune
November 20, 2007
[Amy Adams is] every Disney princess in one ebullient package.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
November 20, 2007
This charmer of a film runs a little long and is heavy on the CGI dragon. The real special effect is Adams, who sings the Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz songs with brio, complementing her vivacious performance.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Frank Scheck
Hollywood Reporter
November 20, 2007
Enchantment only goes so far in Disney's Enchanted, a sometimes clever, other times grating mix of live action and animation that plays tricks with levels of movie reality as the world of fairy-tale animation invades contemporary New York.
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Kerry Lengel
Arizona Republic
November 20, 2007
When it's funny, it's good. But when it takes a turn for the heartwarming, it feels more like a Disney knockoff than a send-up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Gene Seymour
Newsday
November 20, 2007
A shimmering pastiche of missed opportunities.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Ann Hornaday
Washington Post
November 20, 2007
That rare comedy that will appeal to the whole family, as it indulges in all the dreams of fairy-tale romance while making a few 21st-century adjustments.
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Robert Wilonsky
Village Voice
November 20, 2007
Enchanted isn't something to get worked up over -- not only because it's so boring, but because it can't even be bothered to adhere to its own internal logic.
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Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper
November 19, 2007
Amy Adams is this movie.
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Todd McCarthy
Variety
November 19, 2007
More than lives up to its title. A full-blown musical that commutes between Disney's patented cartoon universe and the real world with cleverness and grace, this splashy production reminds one of nothing in the Disney canon so much as Mary Poppins.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
November 15, 2007
Adams is the wish your heart makes when you want a storybook princess for the ages. She's wicked good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4