Cinderella (2015)


Critic Consensus: Refreshingly traditional in a revisionist era, Kenneth Branagh's Cinderella proves Disney hasn't lost any of its old-fashioned magic.


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Cate Blanchett stars in this new vision of the Cinderella tale from director Kenneth Branagh and the screenwriting team of Chris Weitz and Aline Brosh McKenna for Disney Pictures. ~ Jeremy Wheeler, Rovi

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Cate Blanchett
as The Wicked Stepmother
Helena Bonham Carter
as The Fairy Godmother
Nonso Anozie
as Captain
Ben Chaplin
as Ella's Father
Hayley Atwell
as Ella's Mother
Rob Brydon
as Master Phineus
Jana Perez
as Princess Chelina of Zaragosa
Alex MacQueen
as Royal Crier
Tom Edden
as Lizard Footman
Gareth Mason
as Goose Coachman
Eloise Webb
as Ella (10 Years)
Joshua McGuire
as Palace Official
Matthew Steer
as Halberdier
Mimi Ndiweni
as Slipper Lady
Laura Elsworthy
as Slipper Lady
Ella Smith
as Slipper Lady
Ann Davies
as Slipper Lady
Gerard Horan
as Lord Veneering
Daniel Tuite
as Gardener
Stuart Neal
as Stable Roy
Tomiwa Edun
as Trooper
Joseph Kloska
as Royal Crier's Assistant
Andy Apollo
as Prince Retinue Member
Craig Mather
as Prince Retinue Member
Jonny Owen Last
as Prince Retinue Member
Nari Blair Mangat
as Prince Retinue Member
Michael Jenn
as King's Doctor
Josh O'Connor
as Ballroom Palace Guard
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Critic Reviews for Cinderella

All Critics (227) | Top Critics (47)

Nearly a century after that black-and-white cartoon short, and 65 years after a "classic" animated feature that missed the mark, Disney finally got Cinderella right -- for now and, happily, ever after.

Mar 16, 2015 | Full Review…

Cinderella is a wonderfully realized family feature that retains the strengths of its source material while at the same time updating it for today's audiences.

Mar 15, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

The colors - good lord. They're like nothing you could experience in the real world. Cinderella's behemoth of a ball gown alone is 50 shades of blue.

Mar 15, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

Some of the supporting players, most resplendently Cate Blanchett as the wicked stepmother and Derek Jacobi as the ailing king, are very fine. The film never soars, though.

Mar 13, 2015 | Rating: B- | Full Review…

I'm all for confection, but this movie takes that too far. Cinderella and the prince look like they belong on a wedding cake.

Mar 13, 2015 | Full Review…

The new film... is nothing if not a tribute to old-fashioned virtues, of care and craft and modesty, of simple stories well told.

Mar 13, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Cinderella

In times of subversive and revisionist takes on fairy tales, it is a pleasure to see Branagh be so faithful to the classic story with such a passionate, magical and dazzling approach that includes a gorgeous art direction and costume design, astonishing visual effects and a beautiful score.

Carlos Magalhães
Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer


It's a more broadened take of Disney's classical fairy tale that is more spectacular than people would anticipate. The live-action Cinderella grasps everything magnificent about the 1950s animated landmark and updates its presentation with grand effects and scale that's both magical and memorable as the original. 4.5/5

Eugene Bernabe
Eugene Bernabe

Super Reviewer


Simple yet utterly charming. Cinderella never tries to ground its story in realism but rather embraces the magic of Disney. While the movie does lay some foundational ground for some characters it remains a faithful adaptation of the 1950 animated classic. Lily James plays an innocent, kind and enigmatic Cinderella gracing the screen with a sincere performance, while Cate Blanchett also adds some menacing depth to Lady Tremaine. The direction is flawless from Kenneth Branagh, with livid and breathtaking set pieces especially that of the royal palace. The chemistry with "Kit" Charming (Richard "there must always be a Stark in Winterfell" Madden) and Cinderella is also authentic and believable. The movie never claims to be less or more but rather a re-telling of a beloved classic. Disney's second renaissance is now flourishing. 3.5/5

Jarrad Climpson
Jarrad Climpson

Super Reviewer


Not bad at all. I actually quite enjoyed this adaptation. The evil stepmother really cane through and visually it was awesome.

Wildaly M
Wildaly M

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