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8.2

Universal acclaim- based on 222 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 12 out of 222
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  1. JezzaR
    Dec 20, 2007
    5
    Sometimes you feel that a lot more could have been done with this idea.
  2. ChadS.
    Dec 16, 2007
    5
    At the ball, Giselle(Amy Adams) is finally able to differentiate real love from storybook love when Robert(Patrick Dempsey) meets her gaze, and it's such a perfect moment, ironic, too, because a crystalline moment that pure and unadulterated is indeed storybook in nature. "Enchanted" enchants, finally. Before the swoon, however, this near-miss movie is hampered by lazy writing. At the ball, Giselle(Amy Adams) is finally able to differentiate real love from storybook love when Robert(Patrick Dempsey) meets her gaze, and it's such a perfect moment, ironic, too, because a crystalline moment that pure and unadulterated is indeed storybook in nature. "Enchanted" enchants, finally. Before the swoon, however, this near-miss movie is hampered by lazy writing. "Enchanted" doesn't properly address the shock an animated character would experience upon entrance into the real world. For example, when Giselle falls from some scaffolding, the film fails to acknowledge that a cartoon figure would never experience physical pain in their animated realm. In Wim Wenders' "Faraway So Close"(the sequel to "Wings of Desire"), an angel sees his blood for the first time. "Enchanted" would be far better if Giselle was just a tad more existential, and inquistive about the differences between both worlds. The real world doesn't acknowledge the existence of animated films. When Prince Edward(James Marsden) uses the television remote, he never encounters the world of his previous incarnation as an animated figure. "Enchanted" doesn't want to get too complicated, which is an insult of sorts, because this film is obviously for young girls. There's also an insidious anti-feminist ideology at work, too. Rather than be a smart woman like Mata Hari, or a strong woman like Rosa Parks(from a book Robert gives Rachel(Morgan Phillip) on her birthday), the young girl is confronted with a princess as her primary role model. Well, I'll shut the hell up now. "Enchanted" is redeemed by an ultra-romantic ending. Expand
  3. KevinL.
    Dec 26, 2007
    4
    I loved Amy Adams in JUNEBUG, and was so hoping she'd hit this out of the park. She's the best thing in it, no doubt,;but in the end it's still a fantasy piece in a mythical unrecognizable Manhattan without much charm because it lacks sass. Overall, a disappointment.
  4. Nov 8, 2012
    5
    I feel more disconnected than Enchanted, despite some delightful sequences.
  5. GDer
    Jul 27, 2008
    6
    The begnning is cute and Amy Adams stays in character pulling it off, the rest of the enchanted cast not so and the ending bombed, Susan Saradon was mediocre. A shame they did not develop a characters or a strong story line. Although the Alan Menken songs are terrific.
  6. TroyK
    Nov 25, 2007
    6
    Very funny movie that was enjoyed by all of my family. Just be prepared for it to all fall apart towards the end. Could have been a classic.
  7. May 29, 2012
    6
    It definitely feels like a lot of work was put into it and it benefits from just that. Its got romance, humor, and great characters, even if the action is somewhat unbeneficial
  8. Aug 25, 2014
    6
    This movie was pretty much as funny as I expected - and then again, in the end, it turned about to be sappier and more about silly romance than I usually like. And, no, I didn't like the love story and happy ending in this one, either. Sorry guys.

    The idea of the movie is brilliant, though, and the characters are great and well acted. The sarcasm towards fairytales is pretty much there
    This movie was pretty much as funny as I expected - and then again, in the end, it turned about to be sappier and more about silly romance than I usually like. And, no, I didn't like the love story and happy ending in this one, either. Sorry guys.

    The idea of the movie is brilliant, though, and the characters are great and well acted. The sarcasm towards fairytales is pretty much there all the time (in the beginning, anyway).

    The questions directed at the irrational world of fairytales are admirable - and so are the answers :P Life might not be this simple, but what the hell.
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  9. Apr 2, 2012
    6
    Enchanted is good enough to watch mainly because of Amy Adams, which brings life to the entire movie. Very predictable with lots of corny scenes but bearable.
  10. Jul 30, 2014
    6
    "Enchanted" has something of its fairy-tale magic. It features a childish love story, but it looks fresh and vivid. Amy Adams deserves acclaim for her enjoyable performance, even if her portrayal of Giselle brings nothing new or original. The plot is disturbingly generic, but this is a Disney film, after all. The orchestral score is nice, but it lacks the modern feel of New York that could"Enchanted" has something of its fairy-tale magic. It features a childish love story, but it looks fresh and vivid. Amy Adams deserves acclaim for her enjoyable performance, even if her portrayal of Giselle brings nothing new or original. The plot is disturbingly generic, but this is a Disney film, after all. The orchestral score is nice, but it lacks the modern feel of New York that could suit the film's atmosphere, while the visual effects, especially regarding the dragon, look a bit out of date. Overall, it's a good film to pass some time, mainly for children. Expand
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Reviewed by: Olly Richards
    60
    It’s essentially, y’know, for kids, but the dedicated fairy tale fan will have tons of fun spotting all the references. Adams, meanwhile, gives one of the comedy performances of the year.
  2. 75
    Not since Julie Andrews rode an umbrella to glory in Mary Poppins has Disney given us such a real-life doll (Amy Adams).
  3. Reviewed by: Todd McCarthy
    80
    A full-blown musical that commutes between Disney's patented cartoon universe and the "real" world with cleverness and grace, this splashy production reminds one of nothing in the Disney canon so much as "Mary Poppins," not least due to the "star is born" aura that surrounds Amy Adams here, just as it did Julie Andrews 43 years ago.