An unsteady empowerment film for 'tweenage girls and their moms, Ice Princess boasts more spark than sparkle.
Keith PhippsThe A.V. Club
Ice Princess will probably connect most strongly with kids who have yet to develop an awareness of sports- and family-film clichés.
Ella TaylorL.A. Weekly
Joan Cusack and Kim Cattrall bring some nice ambiguity to their thankless roles as the mothers, while pintsize Kirsten Olson and punked-out Julianna Cannarozzo, both professional skaters, leaven this Disney sugarplum with much-needed wit.
Allison BenediktChicago Tribune
I'll describe the central characters in Disney's new ice-skating flick, Ice Princess, and you guess the plot.
Connie OgleMiami Herald
The cast, which includes Kim Cattrall (Sex and the City) as a coach who pushes her daughter too hard, is likable and energetic, and the film's messages are entirely reasonable.
The most sparkling aspect to Ice Princess is Juliana Cannarozzo, a real-life, nationally ranked skater.