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The Princess Diaries Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 28, 2010
Terrific fun for girls and their families, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 5/5
Cole Smithey
July 19, 2009
The unexpected rewards of director Garry Marshall's ("Beaches") latest spin on the well-worn Pygmalion fairy tale are numerous.
Full Review | Original Score: B+
March 9, 2009
This Cinderella fantasy transforms a geek into a princess, and teaches a few life lessons along the way.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Heather Wadowski
Film Threat
December 6, 2005
One of the most delightful and touching comedies to grace the big-screen in years that features no swearing, no sex, no violence, no drugs -- and no dull moments.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/5
Jeffrey Westhoff
Northwest Herald (Crystal Lake, IL)
June 20, 2002
Garry Marshall directs with the same fairy tale charm he gave "Pretty Woman," but without the disturbing prostitution angle.
Full Review| Original Score: 3/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
June 10, 2002
The film was directed by Garry Marshall, who turned "Pretty Woman" into a fairy tale for big girls 11 years ago. In many ways, "Diaries" is the G-rated remake...
Luis Martinez
June 8, 2002
El Diario de la Princesa es el regreso de estos estudios a las comedias blancas e inocentes.
| Original Score: 8/10
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide
May 9, 2002
Those in the market for what it has to offer will find it pleasantly agreeable, and those who aren’t won’t be in the theater in the first place.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Ben Falk
December 3, 2001
A very watchable, very warm little Disney comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Mike McGranaghan
Aisle Seat
September 4, 2001
As far out of the intended demographic as I am, I have to admit there were certain pleasures to the movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Ross Anthony
Hollywood Report Card
August 23, 2001
Those in the target audience will love it.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Kamal 'The Diva' Larsuel
3BlackChicks Review
August 20, 2001
The Princess may need a therapist not a diary when everyone is finished with her.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Easterbrook
Matt's Movie Reviews
August 12, 2001
"Above all, The Princess Diaries has heart. That's rare to find nowadays"
| Original Score: 4/5
James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk
August 8, 2001
its very unhipness is part of its charm
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Top Critic
Ed Park
Village Voice
August 7, 2001
A modest, enjoyable fairy tale that easily outcharms its animated stablemates of the past decade.
Louis B. Hobson
Jam! Movies
August 6, 2001
A charming story that transcends gender and age entertaining with sprightly ease.
Bruce Kirkland
Jam! Movies
August 6, 2001
Does raise a lot of decent if familiar themes, exploring teen self-awareness, self-consciousness, friendship, ego and the like.
Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice
August 4, 2001
All young girls are princesses inside, although many don't know it and some never will. The more movies that let us in on this wonderful secret, the better.
Dustin Putman
August 3, 2001
Entertaining, light-hearted, and maybe even a little wise.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid
August 3, 2001
This old-time story works one more time due to newcomer Hathaway.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Andrew Rodgers
February 25, 2004
Top Critic
Rita Kempley
Washington Post
January 6, 2002
| Original Score: 2.5/5
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Ebert & Roeper
August 9, 2001
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