A Little Princess 1995

Critics score:
97 / 100

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Janet Maslin, New York Times: A bright, beautiful and enchantingly childlike vision. Read more

Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal: Read more

Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader: The film uses studio resources to create an entrancing world both in New York and in the heroine's fantasies about India. Read more

Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly: There are moments in A Little Princess when you may just want to clap from pleasure. Read more

James Berardinelli, ReelViews: It's not only suitable for consumption by those over age 10, it's actually enjoyable. Read more

Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times: Cuaron's version of magic realism consists of seeing incredibly fanciful sets and situations in precise detail. Read more

Peter Stack, San Francisco Chronicle: The 1939 Shirley Temple version of this book came closer to capturing Sara's vitality. Read more

Wally Hammond, Time Out: An exemplary version of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel. Read more

Todd McCarthy, Variety: An astonishing work of studio artifice, A Little Princess is that rarest of creations, a children's film that plays equally well to kids and adults. Read more

Rita Kempley, Washington Post: A Little Princess exquisitely re-creates the ephemeral world of childhood, an enchanted kingdom where everything, even make-believe, seems possible. Read more