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Ever After: A Cinderella Story Reviews

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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader
August 16, 2010
Drew Barrymore plays the complicated belle of the climactic ball and develops a convincing intellectually based friendship with the prince.
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Leonard Klady
Variety
July 1, 2008
The script by Susannah Grant, Rick Parks and director Andy Tennant successfully maintains the story's period trappings while introducing a heroine with modern resonance.
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Wally Hammond
Time Out
January 26, 2006
Given that this is adolescent romance, never straying far from traditional stereotypes, its 'progressive' feel-good aura is mainly down to Barrymore, whose limitations are only exposed in big love scenes.
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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
February 14, 2001
Though director Andy Tennant was enthusiastic about putting this kind of spin on Cinderella, his touch turns out to be counterproductive.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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Susan Wloszczyna
USA Today
January 1, 2000
Too much talk, not enough wooing. In the end, Ever After's spell is only half cast.
| Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The old tale still has life and passion in it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Stephen Holden
New York Times
January 1, 2000
Veering wildly between farce and suds, the movie never makes up its mind whether it's a spoof, a soap opera or a feminist pep talk.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
January 1, 2000
The best Cinderella movie ever.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A Cinderella without mice as coachmen, in other words, had better have a mighty fine excuse for tampering with a successful formula. Against many odds, Ever After comes up with a good one.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Moira MacDonald
Film.com
January 1, 2000
This Cinderella is undeniably magical.
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Robert Horton
Film.com
January 1, 2000
It may be fluff, but this movie works.
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John Hartl
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Ever After is a droll, uneven treatment of a familiar story that could become as popular with children as the 1950 Disney cartoon version.
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Charles Taylor
Salon.com
January 1, 2000
Barrymore has the sort of charm that can make you cockeyed with happiness.
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Sean P. Means
Film.com
January 1, 2000
Too bad Barrymore's charming personality goes to waste in Ever After, a reworking of Cinderella with muddled motives and uneven execution.
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
January 1, 2000
Sure to be a hit with almost everyone who sees it.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
Handsomely set in 15th-century France, it gracefully folds in all sorts of 20th-century values.
| Original Score: 3/4