Snow White and the Huntsman Reviews

Snow White and the Huntsman


Genre :

Action, Adventure, Fantasy

Release Date :

June 01, 2012

MPAA Rating :


Director :

Rupert Sanders

Starring :

Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth, Charlize Theron, Ian McShane, Sam Claflin, Ray Winstone, Bob Hoskins, Eddie Marsan, Lily Cole, Toby Jones, Nick Frost, Liberty Ross, Noah Huntley, Sam Spruell

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

4 of 5

“..this version does have dwarves, and they're played by non-dwarf actors who've been reduced by special effects..”
by Glenn Kenny [MSN Movies]
3 of 5

“..this revisionist fairy tale does not give us is a passionate love - its kisses are as chaste as the snow is white..”
by Betsy Sharkey [Los Angeles Times]
“..they summon up a sumptuously dark and revisionist kingdom that's closer to "Game of Thrones" than the Brothers Grimm..”
by Joe Morgenstern [Wall Street Journal]
“..there's no sense of narrative priority-the filmmakers can't see the Dark Forest for the trees..”
by Nick Pinkerton [Village Voice]
2 of 5

“..the script and dialogue are both frequently dull and there's a painful lack of humour throughout..”
by Matthew Turner [ViewLondon]
3.5 of 5

“..the climactic battle provides a fitting end, but it's too long getting there..”
by Bill Goodykoontz [Arizona Republic]
2 of 4

“..none of which look vaguely real or born of emotion..”
by Linda Barnard [Toronto Star]
3.5 of 4

“..it falters in its storytelling..”
by Roger Ebert [Chicago Sun-Times]
3 of 4

“..imperfections in first-time director Rupert Sanders' surreal epic fantasy don't ruin the overall effect, just tarnish it a little..”
by Randy Myers [San Jose Mercury News]
4 of 4

“..he film has the DNA of a blockbuster and the soul of a haunting folk tale. It is as dangerous, dark, intelligent and beautiful as its wraithlike villainess..”
by Colin Covert [Minneapolis Star Tribune]
Review rate : C

“..has enough visual flourish to provide periodic distraction from its narrative and thematic muddle..”
by Chris Vognar [Dallas Morning News]
2.5 of 4

“..has enough visual fireworks to keep the film afloat, even if star Kristen Stewart can't get out of Twilight mode..”
by Scott Bowles [USA Today]
3 of 4

“..freaky and twee..”
by Steven Rea [Philadelphia Inquirer]
2.5 of 4

“..feels like it was made from the pieces of every fantasy-action movie ever made..”
by Ty Burr [Boston Globe]
2.5 of 4

“..as a director of actors, Sanders has no flair for modulation..”
by Peter Travers [Rolling Stone]
1 of 4

“..a slow, boring film that has no charm and is highlighted only by a handful of special effects..”
by Mick LaSalle [San Francisco Chronicle]

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