88

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
The radiant Barrymore energizes Cinderella with a tough core of intelligence and wit.
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88

New York Daily News

By Robert Dominguez
The pleasure of Ever After is that it never takes itself seriously. [31Jul1998, Pg. 47]
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Obviously, Barrymore is not ideally cast outside modern times, but her presence is so good-natured that she makes an audience want to work with her.
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75

TV Guide

By Maitland McDonagh
Once upon a time there was a feisty young woman who didn't sit around twiddling her pretty thumbs and singing "Someday My Prince Will Come." That's the revisionist spin on Cinderella, and it twirls very nicely.
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75

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Rick Groen
Well, I didn't exactly leave the theatre barefoot, but there's a lot to like here -- the result is pretty darn cute and hardly ever cloying.
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75

San Francisco Examiner

By Barbara Shulgasser
Tennant and company do a fine job of retaining the otherworldliness of a fairy tale while at the same time explaining all the archaisms for a modern audience.
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75

ReelViews

By James Berardinelli
Tennant takes this familiar material and crafts a charming, captivating motion picture.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
Here, as the little cinder girl, she is able to at last put aside her bedraggled losers and flower as a fresh young beauty, and she brings poignancy and fire to the role.
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Between bouts of decisive action, the characters mill around the French countryside (in lovely costumes, to be sure, by Jenny Beavan) as if unsure of which sexual stereotype to bust next.
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63

USA Today

By Susan Wloszczyna
Too much talk, not enough wooing. In the end, Ever After's spell is only half cast. [31 Jul 1998, Pg. 07.E]
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66 out of 100
Generally favorable reviews
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