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  • Summary: A classic Disney fairy tale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess from the land of Andalasia who is thrust into the heart of New York City by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love afterA classic Disney fairy tale collides with modern-day New York City in a story about a fairytale princess from the land of Andalasia who is thrust into the heart of New York City by an evil queen. Soon after her arrival, Princess Giselle begins to change her views on life and love after meeting a handsome lawyer. Can a storybook view of romance survive in the real world? (Walt Disney) Expand
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  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 90
    It’s the sort of buoyant, all-ages entertainment that Hollywood has been laboring to revive in recent years (most recently with Hairspray) but hasn’t managed to get right until now, and the glue holding it all together is the incomparable Adams (an Oscar nominee for 2005’s Junebug), who gives the kind of blissful screwball performance that seemed to go out of fashion after "I Love Lucy" left the airwaves.
  2. It may sound like faint praise to say that Enchanted is the movie of the year for smart and spirited 11-year-old girls. But a movie that genuinely respects that audience is not to be belittled.
  3. The film works its magic largely by sending up, at times with a wink, at times with a hard nudge, some of the very stereotypes that have long been this company’s profitable stock in trade.
  4. Reviewed by: Ryan Stewart
    75
    The movie isn't a send-up or a takedown of fairy tales -- it's a fairy tale.
  5. Reviewed by: Staff (Not credited)
    75
    The first half hour or so of Enchanted is brilliant.
  6. 75
    It is a testament to just how well Enchanted works that by the time a dragon is flying around New York City, you've forgotten all about the movie's high-concept humor and become invested in the plight of its characters instead.
  7. Given the possibilities it's not particularly inventive, but it is nice to see a comedy so affectionate with the conventions it spoofs.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 62 out of 73
  2. Negative: 7 out of 73
  1. HughO.
    Nov 23, 2007
    10
    Took 6 kids, boys and girls, 4 to 14, and 2 adults. All laughed, were fully entertained. Shrek like combo of kid and adult humor. NYC used Took 6 kids, boys and girls, 4 to 14, and 2 adults. All laughed, were fully entertained. Shrek like combo of kid and adult humor. NYC used effectively. Disney pokes fun at itself. Not too scary. A pleasant surprise with actual character development. Expand
  2. PrincessC
    Apr 7, 2008
    10
    This is an absolute adorable movie. This movie took a fairy tale like story and modernized it. Although it changes from cartoon to real life This is an absolute adorable movie. This movie took a fairy tale like story and modernized it. Although it changes from cartoon to real life it is an enjoyable film for everyone. It was nice to see a movie that was not all about violence and sex. This a great movie for kids as well as adults. This movie filled with warmth was definitely worth my money. Expand
  3. StephenP.
    Jan 25, 2008
    10
    Simply one of the happiest, warmest films in years. I just loved it!
  4. KenM.
    Nov 25, 2007
    9
    The three leading actors -- especially Adams and Marsden -- are superb. Everything is cleverly conceived and executed. A little corny, maybe, The three leading actors -- especially Adams and Marsden -- are superb. Everything is cleverly conceived and executed. A little corny, maybe, but sometimes the best things in life are corny if you're honest about them. Expand
  5. K.O.
    Dec 1, 2007
    8
    I was dragged to this by my wife and i admit that it was charming and Amy Adams proves JUNEBUG was not a fluke.
  6. BillyS.
    Nov 21, 2007
    7
    Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium was a kids movie that lacked on crucial ingrediant - the Wonder. Enchanted, on the other hand, lives up Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium was a kids movie that lacked on crucial ingrediant - the Wonder. Enchanted, on the other hand, lives up to its title by practically bursting with enchantment! The melding of animation into a live action film is handled seamlessly as a Snow White type cartoon heroine is banished from her cartoon kingdom to the harsh cruel world of New York City with her cartoon Prince Charming following her to stage a fairy tale rescue. Enchanted is first though, the movie that will propel Amy Adams to the top of Hollywood's acting pool. She is a joy to watch and her charm simply pours off the screen, comparisons to Julie Andrews in Mary Poppins are sure to come and justified they are. It's the kind of under the radar performance that people will be talking about come Oscar time. James Marsden is just as charming in the role of the prince and Susan Sarandon's entrance as the evil Queen into the streets of NYC is a spectacular visual feast. By taking my neice to see a Disney film, I have witnessed Amy Adams become a A-List Star in a thoroughly enjoyable enchanting movie! Expand
  7. charlie
    Dec 12, 2007
    0
    Terrible. Even for a children's movie.

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