Snow White and the Huntsman
Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

In the epic action-adventure Snow White and the Huntsman, Kristen Stewart plays the only person in the land fairer than the evil queen (Charlize Theron) out to destroy her. But what the wicked ruler never imagined is that the young woman… More

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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: September 11, 2012
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Critic Score: 48% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: While it offers an appropriately dark take on the fairy tale that inspired it, Snow White and the Huntsman is undone by uneven acting, problematic pacing, and a confused script.

Tom Charity

Theron gives the picture some spine. As Snow White, Kristen Stewart supplies the heart.

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Christopher Orr
The Atlantic

Sanders does not (yet) share Guillermo del Toro's gifts, but he, too, has an eye for the beautiful and the grotesque, and for that entrancing borderline where the two meet.

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Christopher Lawrence
Las Vegas Review-Journal

This Snow White may not be the fairest of them all, but sometimes, especially during the heat of summer, fair-to-middling does just fine.

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James Berardinelli

As far as live-action reimaginings of fairy tales are concerned, this is one of the more inventive ones and is unquestionably better than 2011's Red Riding Hood misfire.

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Lisa Kennedy
Denver Post

Only Bob Hoskins as the blind seer Muir comes close to making us care. We can almost glean Snow White's heroic possibilities through his clouded eyes. As much as we'd like to, we certainly can't from Stewart's efforts.

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David Elliott
San Diego Reader

Strong effects, good design, and an exciting use of nature help to empower Stewart and Theron, who inject a rich, double dose of feminism.

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Richard Roeper

Vastly superior to Mirror, Mirror in every way. Great work from Charlize Theron.

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Peter Rainer
Christian Science Monitor

Some of the fairy tale effects are marvelous; but the odyssey from darkness to light is unduly long and sloggy, and Stewart, with her contemporary edge, seems to be acting in the wrong era.

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Brian D. Johnson
Maclean's Magazine

Like its vain Queen, it's so enamored of its own mirror image that it's hard to see past the style and get lost in the story. But as sheer spectacle, it delivers the goods.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
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Julie B
Zzzzz. Serious snooze-fest. Some pretty (not just talkin' about Thor) but you saw all of that in the preview. If you're looking for a reason to… More
Kevin M. Williams
Looking at the other critiques for this film simply leaves me speechless. Did Nurse Ratched not check to see if the other inmates at this asylum were indeed… More
Raymond Wieser
An overlong, uneven, but mostly well-acted update on the Snow White fairytale, this live-action version features stunning visual effects, a terrific performance… More
paul sandberg
Many a dollar was spent on this dark re-imagining of the classic fairy tale; and while entertaining to a point (love the CGI), ultimately the film is hampered… More
Alice Shen
I thoroughly enjoyed this. Now, I'm a Kristen Stewart fan, so I may go into her movies looking for things to like, but there are certainly some beautiful… More