90

The New York Times

By Elvis Mitchell
Something special.
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88

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jay Scott
The intelligence and wit of this glass-slipper heart-of-gold fantasy are shocking.
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88

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The sweetest and most openhearted love fable since "The Princess Bride."
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80

Empire

A modern-day treatment of Pygmalion and Cinderella rolled into one, it is graced by first-class performances from two easy-on-the-eye stars and a sharp, funny script.
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63

USA Today

By Mike Clark
For the first time in years (even counting his excellent work in “Internal Affairs”), Richard Gere's acting gears aren't too obviously apparent; Julia Roberts, though the breadth of her emotional range remains in question, is beautiful and can act - a not-bad blueprint for continued employment. [23 Mar 1990, Life, p.4D]
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50

TV Guide

The silly script lurches from one jarring, implausible moment to another, and Marshall directs like he was wearing earplugs and boxing gloves on the set.
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50

Christian Science Monitor

By David Sterritt
The message is plain: Men, especially rich men, have all the power. So be sure to do what they tell you, and maybe they'll treat you nicely… It's not one I like to hear. [27 Apr 1990, Arts, p.10]
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25

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
It's one of those self-consciously cute pictures, about as hard to take as a person who stands in front of a mirror and preens all day. [23 Mar 1990, Daily Datebook, p.E1]
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25

Chicago Tribune

By Dave Kehr
It sounds like standard Cinderella stuff (and the script comes complete with plenty of allusions to princesses in towers), but it's played here with an emphasis on possessions and possessing that borders on the obscene… It's a pretty ugly movie. [23 Mar 1990, Friday, p.C]
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25

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
Starts out as a neo-Pygmalion comedy, but the film is slow, earnest, and rhythmless.
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51 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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