New Cinderella 2015 movie got mostly positive reviews from top critics. Walt Disney Pictures released their new fantasy/romance flick, “Cinderella,” into theaters this weekend, and all the reviews are in from the top movie critics. It turns out that it went over pretty well with most of them, getting an overall 65 score out of a possible 100 across 40 reviews at

The movie stars: Helena Bonham Carter, Cate Blanchett, Stellan Skarsgård, Derek Jacobi, Nonso Anozie, Holliday Grainger, Lily James, Richard Madden and Sophie McShera. We’ve added blurbs from a few of the critics,below.

Betsy Sharkey at 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 an 88 grade. He said: “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 over at The Hollywood Reporter, gave it an 80 score, stating: ” 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 from USA Today, gave it a 75 score. She said: ” With its vibrant sparkle and enchanting visuals, Cinderella almost makes you believe in magic.”

Ty Burr at the Boston Globe, gave it a 75 as well, saying: ” 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 from, gave it a 75 grade. He stated: “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 over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 75 grade, stating: “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 at Entertainment Weekly, gave it a 75 score, saying: “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 from Rolling Stone, gave it a 75 grade. He stated: “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 at the Wall Street Journal, gave it a 70, saying: “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 from Variety, gave it a 70 score, stating: “Though this Cinderella could never replace Disney’s animated classic, it’s no ugly stepsister either, but a deserving companion.”

Joe Neumaier from the New York Daily News, gave it a 60 grade, saying: “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 from the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 50 score, stating: “The curious thing about this new Cinderella is that every old and familiar element is done beautifully.”

Manohla Dargis at The New York Times, gave it a 50 grade, stating: ” 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.”

Lastly, Sara Stewart at the New York Post, gave it a very mediocre 50 grade, claiming: ” This Cinderella is all dressed up with nowhere very interesting to go.” Stay tuned. Follow us on Facebook by Clicking Here. Follow us on Google Plus by Clicking Here. Follow us on Twitter by Clicking Here.

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