New Cinderella 2015 Movie Received Mostly Positive Reviews From Major Critics
Walt Disney Pictures released their new fantasy/romance movie, “Cinderella,” into theaters this weekend, and all the top,major movie critics have submitted their reviews. It turns out that most of them liked it, or a least, thought it was ok with an overall 65 score out of a possible 100 across 40 reviews at the Metacritic.com site.
The film stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skarsgård, Derek Jacobi, Nonso Anozie, Holliday Grainger, Lily James, Richard Madden and Sophie McShera. We’ve supplied blurbs from a couple of the critics,below.
Betsy Sharkey from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a great 90 score, saying: “As pure of heart as its heroine, Cinderella floats across the screen like a gossamer confection, full of elegant beauty and quiet grace.”
Richard Roeperat the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a nice 88 score. He stated: “The world didn’t need yet another Cinderella story, but the one we got is one of the best versions ever put on film.”
David Rooney from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an 80 grade, saying: ” Screenwriter Chris Weitz embraces both the magic and the humanity of the classic fairy tale. He underlines the virtues of kindness and courage in a heroine right out of the pages of a traditional storybook, who gradually reveals the qualities of a self-possessed modern girl.”
Claudia Puig over at USA Today, gave it a 75 grade. She stated: ” With its vibrant sparkle and enchanting visuals, Cinderella almost makes you believe in magic.”
Ty Burr from the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 as well, claiming: ” Cinderella — the new, live-action Cinderella, that is — is an attempt by the Mouse House to revive one of Walt’s oldest fairy-tale adaptations with care and class and modernity and timelessness.”
Susan Wloszczyna over at RogerEbert.com, gave it a 75 score. He said: “Still, you can’t fault a family entertainment extravaganza too much if it actually goes out of its way to integrate the ensemble of a fairy tale in an Old World European setting with a diverse array of supporting players. Branagh deserves an extra bravo just for that. And we mean it sincerely.”
Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 75 score, saying: “Branagh’s regular composer, Patrick Doyle, delivers a persistent dribbling stream of forgettable mood music, and that’s too bad; most of the scenes are acted so well, you don’t want anything competing with them.”
Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “The fizzy cocktail combination of Blanchett’s cartoonish hauteur and Branagh’s visual razzle-dazzle and confectionary sets (courtesy of the legendary Dante Ferretti) manages to take a tale as wheezy as Cinderella and make it feel almost magical again.”
Peter Travers over at Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 score. He said: “Count Cinderella as a dazzling dream of a movie from director Kenneth Branagh, who can leap from the Bard (Henry V) to the boffo (Thor) with no apparent sweat.”
Joe Morgenstern from the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 70 score, stating: “Disney’s new live-action version is for the most part beguilingly good, even though it’s no replacement for the studio’s 1950 animated classic.”
Peter Debruge over at Variety, gave it a 70 grade, saying: “Though this Cinderella could never replace Disney’s animated classic, it’s no ugly stepsister either, but a deserving companion.”
Joe Neumaier over at the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 score, stating: “Branagh, working from a script by Chris Weitz, gives the film emotional heft. James’ performance — never saccharine, often staunchly independent — makes the story’s more regressive elements float away.”
Mick LaSalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 grade, saying: “The curious thing about this new Cinderella is that every old and familiar element is done beautifully.”
Manohla Dargis from The New York Times, gave it a 50 score, saying: ” Mr. Branagh’s ascension into big-budget studio directing largely remains a mystery, and there’s little in Cinderella beyond its faces and gowns that captures the eye or the imagination.”
Finally, Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a very less than stellar 50 score, claiming: “This Cinderella is all dressed up with nowhere very interesting to go.” Stay tuned. Also, get your favorite Movie stuff, and more by Clicking Here.