50

San Francisco Chronicle

By Carla Meyer
It's not a terrible movie, just a disappointingly pleasant one.
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
Deeply, proudly average..."Mean Girls" it's not; a plastic butter knife has more edge. But sometimes it's nice to know your kids won't cut their fingers.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Carrie Rickey
A mostly charmless affair.
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
When not unnecessarily bland, synthetic, and indistinguishable from undistinguished teen TV, A Cinderella Story is unnecessarily coarse and dumbed down, with every character except Sam and Austin subject to perfunctory ridicule.
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38

Chicago Tribune

Of all the teen performers out there, Duff has to be the blandest (especially since the Olsens hit the skids).
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38

New York Post

By Megan Lehmann
Not as vile as "Sleepover," nor as tangy as "Mean Girls."
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38

USA Today

By Mike Clark
Desperately conceived by even the most insipid standards of contemporary teen-queen cinema, A Cinderella Story operates under a rotting pumpkin of a supposition.
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38

New York Daily News

By Jami Bernard
The only intriguing character is the manager of the diner (and de facto fairy godmother), played by Regina King.
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30

The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
From its uninspiring title -- and certain turnoff for young males -- to its limp slapstick and uneven acting, A Cinderella Story arrives with a dull thud.
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25

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
It's probably the movie event of the summer if you're an eight-year-old girl who doesn't get out much.
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25 out of 100
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