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Cinderella (2015) Synopsis
A live-action feature inspired by the classic fairy tale, “Cinderella” brings to life the timeless images from Disney’s 1950 animated masterpiece as fully-realized characters in a visually-dazzling spectacle for a whole new generation.
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

Like its titular fairy tale heroine, Cinderella is sincere, not an ironic bone in it.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Richard Roeper
The world didn’t need yet another Cinderella story, but the one we got is one of the best versions ever put on film.
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88

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Cinderella is a wonderfully realized family feature that retains the strengths of its source material while at the same time updating it...
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83

The Playlist

By Jessica Kiang
With no sheen of reflexivity, and no in-jokey admission of its hokiness to hide behind, can this non-ironic un-re-invention possibly work?...
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80

The Hollywood Reporter

By David Rooney
Screenwriter Chris Weitz embraces both the magic and the humanity of the classic fairy tale. He underlines the virtues of kindness and...
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75

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
Every generation gets a new one, and this time, replete with computer graphics and singing mice, Kenneth Branagh has created a live-action...
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75

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Although James and Madden are no Fred and Ginger when it comes time for the fabled ball, her breathy swoons and glitter-splashed...
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75

TheWrap

By Alonso Duralde
There’s a lot to like about director Kenneth Branagh’s gorgeously fanciful tale.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
With its vibrant sparkle and enchanting visuals, Cinderella almost makes you believe in magic.
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70

Variety

By Peter Debruge
Though this Cinderella could never replace Disney’s animated classic, it’s no ugly stepsister either, but a deserving companion.
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Perfection!

By donnamomto4
The cinematography was amazing. The props were so detailed. The film gave more back story on her family and I loved that. The transformation scene was incredible the animals were particularly...

Can't Wait

By funnyjoni
Love the colorful style. It's nice to see a fairly tale that hasn't been remade as a darker version....

WHAT HAS DISNEY DONE?!

By boo53098
My friends and I (who are HUGE Disney fans) went to a special screening back in July 2014. We were VERY disappointed with how this movie turned out. The story was so slow and boring! I was just...

Definitely will go see!

By nansee_c
It's a must see classic...though the actress isn't actually Lily Collins, but in fact Lily James...sorry Fandango, thought you might like to correct that....

Looks Good

By ShanynD
Trailer looks like it will be amazing!!! My daughter will love it!...

Cinderella - Made Magical Again

By FIKEJSDG
Lucky enough to see a screening of Cinderella with my granddaughter (Thanks, Fandango). In my 50-plus years, I've seen many Cinderella's; this Cinderella is the very best, the most well-made,...

AMAZING movie!!! Better than the original.

By abantorres
You need to get up your chair and get your girlfriend, fiance, spouse (whatever you got) and go watch this movie RIGHT NOW. Beginning to end simply amazing. My wife wants me to go take her again to...

It was fabulous!!

By shaniam
Just enough of the same story from the animation classic, but some differences to keep it interesting. Just enough quirkiness to keep it humorous but not over the top silly. Courage and Kindness is...

Cinderella

By cynthiaspencer501
I can't wait to see this movie. I'm a huge fan of Cinderella and other fairy tales as well. It will be wonderful to see it come to life with real live people. Can't wait!...

Magical!

By tatianadon2410
My sister and I were the only adults without children watching this movie on Thursday night. From the very beginning, the movie was enchanting and visually delightful. I found myself excited and...

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Rated PG | For Mild Thematic Elements
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 6+ Gorgeous, but it's the same old fairy tale.
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