Madeline (1998) - Comedy, Family

Hohum Score

15

Watchable

Horrified at the prospect of her beloved school being sold, a young French girl uses her wit and craftiness to attempt to save it, making an unlikely new friend in the process.

IMDB: 5.9
Director: Daisy von Scherler Mayer
Stars: Frances McDormand, Nigel Hawthorne
Length: 88 Minutes
PG Rating: PG
Reviews: 5 out of 44 found boring (11.36%)

One-line Reviews (28)

Madeline is a film designed for children that is well worth watching with just the right mix of humour, suspense and fun that keeps its viewers entertained from start to finish.

I kept waiting for the story to start and in my opinion, there was no story.

This film is overall an enjoyable one.

You will have more fun watching paint dry.

I highly recommend it!

The acting was brilliant, the plot was thrilling and original, and the soundtrack was amazing.

The whole plot of the school closing is very gripping.

It's sweet, but also gripping at times (not telling you when!

Formulaic but still entertaining enough to write it off .

By the 1/2 point they were bored and wanted to do something else.

Her anger, her fearlessness, her mischief, her sadness, her precociousness was enjoyable to watch and this was my movie as a kid.

This average comedy is very predictable.

It can be syrupy and corny sometimes but it's got some entertaining moments, too.

One of the worst movies I have seen in my entire life.

Even if the story takes place in the 50s, many things are cliché.

Little Hatty Jones is charm itself as Madeline, engaging in various misadventures that lack the urgency of most other kiddie movies, and almost certainly the same level of violence.

I found it a big bore.

It is a charming and entertaining film that you can laugh at and enjoy.

This is one of the worst movies I have seen in my entire life!!!

Like the books, it'll be entertaining to people below the age of ten.

The only minor problem,as my wife pointed out,is the occasional switch from English to french which younger children might find confusing.

Madeline is a highly entertaining and well-crafted film designed especially for children although most of their parents enjoy it too.

The reviews of Madeline range from superb to rubbish, the villain is believable or hopeless, the children charming or irritating, the story gripping or arduous, loved by kids or hated by kids.

Overall Madeline is a film that is well worth watching with just the right mix of humour, suspense and fun that keeps its viewers entertained from start to finish.

Pleasantly pointless .

I highly recommend it.

Gripping (literally) through a younger critic's eyes .

She only let go of my arm half-way into the film, and at every suspenseful scene was desperately imploring me, 'Daddy, what happened to Madeline/Genevieve/Pepito?