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
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Critic Score: 84% 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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Todd Jorgenson
Cinemalogue.com

Running contrary to its message, the film seems content to fit in rather than stand out from its numerous predecessors on stage and screen.

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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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Witney Seibold
Legion of Leia

The problems with the story are still present - this is most certainly not a feminist polemic - but one can't help but be caught up in Branagh's theatrical spirit.

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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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Chris Stuckmann
ChrisStuckmann.com

If the young girl who sat in front of me is to speak for children everywhere, they are going to adore this film.

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Flixster Audience Score: 84% Flixster User Reviews
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
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
KJ Proulx
While not really trying anything new, this live action update of "Cinderella" may just be the best one Disney has released to date. With all of the… More
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
Jens S.
If you decided to approach this film with the right dose of cynicism, you could easily find plenty to complain about while getting a sugar shock from it. You… More