Cinderella
Cinderella (2015)

Cate Blanchett stars in this new vision of the Cinderella tale from director Kenneth Branagh and the screenwriting team of Chris Weitz and Aline Brosh McKenna for Disney Pictures. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 13, 2015
DVD Release Date: September 15, 2015
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Critic Score: 83% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Refreshingly traditional in a revisionist era, Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella proves Disney hasn't lost any of its old-fashioned magic.

Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

Nearly a century after that black-and-white cartoon short, and 65 years after a "classic" animated feature that missed the mark, Disney finally got Cinderella right -- for now and, happily, ever after.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Some of the supporting players, most resplendently Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and Derek Jacobi as the ailing king, are very fine. The film never soars, though.

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Jason Bailey
Flavorwire

It's such a rote recitation of a story we've heard a thousand times that it's hard to imagine why on earth they're telling it to us again.

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

Cinderella is a wonderfully realized family feature that retains the strengths of its source material while at the same time updating it for today's audiences.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

I'm all for confection, but this movie takes that too far. Cinderella and the prince look like they belong on a wedding cake.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Kenneth Branagh's live action adaptation of Cinderella is a delightful rendition, if surprisingly traditional, that honours the classic fairy tale with a sweet, humorous and earnest treatment befitting a Disney film.

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Christy Lemire
ChristyLemire.com

The colors - good lord. They're like nothing you could experience in the real world. Cinderella's behemoth of a ball gown alone is 50 shades of blue.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

The new film... is nothing if not a tribute to old-fashioned virtues, of care and craft and modesty, of simple stories well told.

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J. Olson
Cinemixtape

The story doesn't work nearly as well in live action, losing the buffer zone of disbelief inherent in Disney's classic animated version.

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Flixster Audience Score: 78% Flixster User Reviews
Jarrad Climpson
Simple yet utterly charming. Cinderella never tries to ground its story in realism but rather embraces the magic of Disney. While the movie does lay some… More
Nate Zoebl
What is it about old stories that we enjoy so much? I pose this question after watching a commercial for the TV movie, Killing Jesus, based upon Bill… More
Wildaly M
Not bad at all. I actually quite enjoyed this adaptation. The evil stepmother really cane through and visually it was awesome.
Alice Shen
I may not be into Kenneth Branagh as an actor, but his directorial efforts have been remarkably solid. This live-action "Cinderella" is magical in… More
Michael S
What a refreshing take on a classic tale seemingly ready to hit the glue factory as far as cinema is concerned. Kenneth Branagh's "Cinderella"… More
Carlos Magalh„es
In times of subversive and revisionist takes on fairy tales, it is a pleasure to see Branagh be so faithful to the classic story with such a passionate, magical… More