The Princess Diaries Reviews

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February 9, 2006
Notions of responsibility, surrogacy, rites of passage and the value of friendship are gone through, but the highlighting of modern tropes merely serves to emphasise the film's conventionality.
July 21, 2005
Screenwriter Gina Wendkos, working from Meg Cabot's novel, resorts to monotonous movie clichs: almost uniformly cruel classmates and a callous, cacophonous mob of media jackals.
August 7, 2001
A modest, enjoyable fairy tale that easily outcharms its animated stablemates of the past decade.
August 3, 2001
Bumpy but endearing.
August 3, 2001
A sweet movie from a sweet director.
August 3, 2001
Hardly a cross-dressing update of My Fair Lady. But in its own blanded-down fashion, it captures just enough of that show's metamorphic zest to make you wish it were.
May 1, 2011
This fairy tale, which feels as if it were made in the 1960s, deatures a star-making performance from the child-actress Anne Hathaway
December 28, 2010
Terrific fun for girls and their families, too.
July 19, 2009
The unexpected rewards of director Garry Marshall's ("Beaches") latest spin on the well-worn Pygmalion fairy tale are numerous.
March 9, 2009
This Cinderella fantasy transforms a geek into a princess, and teaches a few life lessons along the way.
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