A Cinderella Story
A Cinderella Story (2004)

Cute but geeky high-school student Samantha Martin (Hilary Duff) is knocked off her feet by her father's untimely death, which leaves his diner and Samantha's well-being in the care of Fiona (Jennifer Coolidge), Sam's thoroughly… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: July 16, 2004
DVD Release Date: October 19, 2004
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Critic Score: 11% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: An uninspired, generic updating of the classic fairy tale.

Richard Roeper
Ebert & Roeper

A Cinderella Story doesn't break any new ground, but it's a well-acted little breeze of a film -- perfect if you're a 12-year-old girl.

Mike Clark
USA Today

Desperately conceived by even the most insipid standards of contemporary teen-queen cinema.

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Funny and sweet update of the Cinderella story.

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Desson Thomson
Washington Post

Let me get quickly to the word that best describes this movie. It is horrible.

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Susan Walker
Toronto Star

Give this wannabe Cinderella a big Bibbitti Bobbitti Boo.

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Cole Smithey

The movie will wash over adolescent female audiences who don't know any better like melted Brie on 110-degree asphalt, but for the rest of us it's a grueling waste of time.

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Stephen Hunter
Washington Post

You can say of this movie, truly, that they took the most famous tale in the world and broke it.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Duff is cute and chirpy; Murray is cute and bland, and the stepsisters squabble a lot. Ho-hum.

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed

Duff has yet another brainless movie to add to her repertoire.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
Nicki Marie
I had this marked as a 3 1/2 star movie. Downgraded to 2 1/2 after a re watch 2015. It's a young teens movie, but I have enjoyed a lot of those over the… More
Jason Spencer
Alice Shen
Kinda cute or whatever. I never liked Hilary Duff in her prime (mostly due to some inexplicable aversion to her face), but she actually seemed to be a pretty… More
Bethany Murphy
I used to watch this every day. I was obssessed! One of the best chick flicks and one of my favourite quotes 'Never let the fear of striking out, keep you… More
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fluffy sweet cute chick flick!