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  • 75
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    Entertaining and pleasing for children and parents, and not in the schizophrenic way of most kid's movies, which toss naughty in-jokes over the kiddies' heads. show more

  • 75
    Susan Wloszczyna USA Today

    Isn't always perfect. But it fills an empty spot in the hearts of girls of all ages who have been pining all summer for a movie like this. show more

  • 50
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    The extent to which The Princess Diaries succeeds is the result of how pretty Hathaway at first mimics, then internalizes, Andrews' essential majesty. show more

  • 50
    Jami Bernard New York Daily News

    Prepubescent girls might get a few safe giggles while others around them are yawning. show more

  • 75
    Loren King Chicago Tribune

    Manages to wring some originality out of its fairy-tale plot. This freshness compensates for the expected hackneyed qualities in this Cinderella tale. show more

  • 63
    Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer

    A mixed bag with a huge amount of heart. show more

  • 50
    David Sterritt Christian Science Monitor

    Goes on much too long, stretching a modest story into a marathon that outlasts its welcome by about 30 minutes. show more

  • 50
    Miami Herald

    If Andrews oozes regal poise and Hathaway radiates movie star allure -- and they do -- credit the actresses, not this flimsy fairy tale. show more

  • 50
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    Occasionally funny but more often hackneyed, schmaltzy, predictable and overdone fairy tale that seems longer than 100 choruses of ''Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious." show more

  • 50
    Boston Globe

    Unfortunately, the filmmakers seem to have forgotten that comedy is a requisite feature in a comedy. show more

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