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: September 15, 2015
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Critic Score: 85% 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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Rob Vaux
Sci-Fi Movie Page

For those who don't look for miracles, this Cinderella resolutely delivers everything you could reasonably expect.

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James Berardinelli

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

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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Jim Lane
Sacramento News & Review

In the title role, Lily James is a revelation: sweet without being sugary, simple without being simple-minded and beaming with what must be the most radiant smile in movie history.

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Christy Lemire

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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Todd Jorgenson

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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Flixster Audience Score: 81% Flixster User Reviews
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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