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  • Summary: In this animated comedy an alliance of evil-doers attempts to take over Fairly Tale Land, let the bad guys win and turn the ending of all the stories to "Happily N’Ever After." (Lionsgate)
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 13 out of 22
  1. Reviewed by: Peter Debruge
    60
    Colorful, crowd-pleasing toon.
  2. 50
    This movie is the worst kind of offender: it thinks its funny and clever, but it is neither. The filmmakers have mistaken banality for wit and silliness for humor, and that doesn't begin to address how visually clunky this motion picture is.
  3. While the cast members, Dick and Prinze in particular, have fun with Robert Moreland's sassy script, the exaggerated, unappealing animation seems to belong to another movie altogether.
  4. The rationale behind this unattractive animated comedy, a U.S.-German coproduction, seems to be that since it can't create a fairy-tale world of its own, it might as well riffle through many of the more familiar ones, with particular emphasis on Cinderella's, pretending to deconstruct them with postmodernist glosses, adolescent wisecracks, and a few high-tech anachronisms.
  5. N'ever was an apostrophe so misplaced, n'ever was the prospect of good cheer so perversely defeated.
  6. Happily N'Ever After carjacks "Cinderella" and puts her wicked stepmother behind the wheel.
  7. 0
    If you really want the kids to see a colorfully cryptic meta fairy tale, be subversive and go rent 'em some Alejandro Jodorowsky. No child deserves Happily N'Ever After.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 9 out of 15
  1. Aug 16, 2010
    9
    I'm probably the only person in the world who likes this movie. I know everyone else hates this, and I admit I can see why they hate it. But I liked it. Good cast, decent animation, and neat twist. It does rip-off Shrek, though. Expand
  2. Jun 16, 2011
    8
    Yes The Film Is NOT Creative.. But Sarah Michelle Gellar DOES A+++++ Voicing! The Plot Is Not Very Good... This Cast Of Voices Is The Best Cast I Have Herd In Along Time! Overall 8! Collapse
  3. ChristinaR.
    Oct 5, 2009
    7
    Saw this movie with my little sister. Cute and yes childish, BUT IT WAS MADE FOR KIDS! Enjoyable and cute.
  4. DaveM.
    Jan 5, 2007
    3
    A childish piece of garbage that contains impressive animation a cheap laughs. Nothing phenemomenal. Sure to be a flop. Nice idea, but overall a stinker. LionsGate should not make animated Movies. Leave that two the five central studio animation leaders- 20th Century Fox (Ice Age, Happy Feet), Dreamworks (Shrek, Shrek 2), Disney (The Incredibles, Finding Nemo), Paramount (Spongebob SquarePants Movie) and Pixar (Toy Story, Monsters Inc, Cars)...LionsGate cannot match up to those 5 and they prove it in this rubbish film. For now we must wait for Shrek 3. Expand
  5. DeniseM.
    May 24, 2007
    3
    This is a crap movie. The storyline wasn't creative and the technology was bad. I mean come on, even the fiirst CG movie ever made (Toy Story) had better graphics than this. But more imortantly, the characters and pretty much everything else stunk. But the thing that shocks me the most is the fact that it was made in "these days". Did they really think they could compete with modern movies with this nonsense? I give it a 3 because they tried. Expand
  6. LindaP.
    Jan 5, 2007
    2
    A piece of sh!t. Do not waste your money.
  7. guy!
    Aug 12, 2007
    0
    Poor acting, bad animation, utterly stupid, 'nuff said.

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