Madeline (1998)

The indomitable Madeline and her 11 friends live at a school run by Miss Clavel in an old house in Paris. The smallest of all the girls, Madeline is also the most adventurous. She loses her appendix but gains an awesome scar, falls into the… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: June 10, 1998
DVD Release Date: December 15, 1998
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Critic Score: 62% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Ella Taylor
L.A. Weekly

This pleasant but pedestrian live-action film has one great thing going for it in the shape of Hatty Jones, a tiny Brit with currant-bun eyes full of forthcoming transgression.

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John R. McEwen
Film Quips Online

...Adequately simple for children, though perhaps a bit pedestrian for adults.

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David Sterritt
Christian Science Monitor

Deserves credit for solid professionalism.

Nell Minow
Common Sense Media

Great for young kids and fans of the books.

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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat
Spirituality and Practice

In Madeline's final adventure, she uses her spunk and creativity in the service of compassion.

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Maria Garcia
Film Journal International

Clever production and costume design reflect the simplicity of Bemelmans' drawings, and keep the audience firmly in touch with the author's whimsical sensibilities.

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Jeffrey Huston
Jeff Huston's Believe Me

A disarming, charming fable so artfully crafted that adults will fall under its spell.

Brandon Judell
Critics Inc./America Online

No horribly arch double entendres to draw in audiences who can't spend two hours in a theater without having their libido massaged.

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Flixster Audience Score: 42% Flixster User Reviews
Aj V
A great adaptation of the children's series. The actors do a fine job, the story is good, and it's an entertaining movie.
Deb S
"Madeline", the movie, is based on the children's books by Ludwig Bemelman featuring the spirited redheaded heroine, as the titular character who… More
Jennifer D
Oh man... I saw this when it came out... YEARS ago.... really the book is MUCH better
Film Crazy
its gd and funny bits

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