Cinderella | Movie Review 20 Mar 2015   361


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Star Cast: Lily James, Richard Madden, Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skarsgård, Holliday Grainger, Derek Jacobi, Helena Bonham Carter
Direction: Kenneth Branagh
Genre: Fantasy
Duration: 1 hour 52 minutes

Critics Review/Rating

Times Of India (TOI):

You’ll be happy to know that the adaptation of French author Charles Perrault’s oft rendered Cendrillon is done with depth. After the studio’s attempt to redefine the contours of preachy fairytales (with films like Maleficent), director Kenneth Branagh delivers quintessential comfort cinema with this flick…
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DNA:

Poor little rich girl. Evil stepmother. Dead dad. Prince Charming. Fairy godmother. Glass slipper. Happily ever after. Admit it, you know how to connect those words…
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Mid-Day:

Cinderella has been seeped into the world’s pop culture since the past 50 years or so. It was sort of the first story that ushered the ‘princess in a castle rescued by a prince’ genre onto the world. There have been countless plays, storybooks and film adaptations based on the story, and with the new film, Disney continues to establish their brand lives on forever…
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NDTV Movies:

Poor Cinderella – she still can’t catch a break. In the 1950 Disney animated musical, her friendly neighborhood mice know the score and give it song:Night and day, it’s Cinderelly! ‘Make the fire, fix-a breakfast, wash the dishes, do the mopping, and the sweeping and the dusting’…
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CNN IBN:

Encouraged no doubt by the enormous success of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland, and Maleficent, the revisionist take on Sleeping Beauty that starred Angelina Jolie as the misunderstood witch, Disney gives another one of its animated classics the live-action makeover…
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Rediff:

Most fairy tales conclude on such a delightful note, it’s easy to ignore the drudgery that paves the path of dream-come-trues. Even at its most simplistic they signify something truly profound — magic doesn’t simply fall in your lap, you have to earn it…
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