• Sure, it’s old-fashioned, but this film is as pretty as a fairy tale…The film also does little to hide the regressive backbone of the story, where a girl is rescued from her problems in life only because a handsome prince shows up and whisks her away. After Frozen, one would think Disney had the insight to impart strong and battle like values to young girls, and told them that finding prince charming is not the only target in life. Alas, no such subversion is to be found here.

  • Ironically, the motto that Ella in Cinderella lives by is, “Have courage and be kind.” Had Brannagh found some courage with his storytelling, he would have shown kindness to audiences who walk in to Cinderella hoping for Brannagh’s storytelling skills and instead get old-fashioned slop that’s so unimaginative that it borders on offensive.
    Parents, don’t take your daughters to see this one, even if it is a Disney film.

  • …this ‘Cinderella’ with “her courage, kindness and a little bit of magic” is worth a watch.

  • Venky Vembu
    Venky Vembu
    The Hindu


    A modern — and chromatically rich — retelling of the old classic fairy tale.