Snow White and the Huntsman
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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 threatening her reign has been training in the art of war with a huntsman (Chris Hemsworth) dispatched to kill her. Sam Claflin joins the cast as the prince long enchanted by Snow White's beauty and power. -- (C) Universal Pictures

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 48%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"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."
‑ James Berardinelli, ReelViews
"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."
‑ Lisa Kennedy, Denver Post
"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."
‑ Brian D. Johnson, Maclean's Magazine
"Stewart's Snow White, meanwhile, pouts her lips, bats her bedroom eyes, and scarcely seems to have more on her mind than who might take her to the senior prom"
‑ Scott Foundas, Film Comment Magazine
"If you're going to mess with a fairy tale, then you'd better mess with it well. "Snow White and the Huntsman" toes the line - very closely - but eventually falls on the right side of it, once you get past the first half hour or so."
‑ Nour Habib, Tulsa World
"Vastly superior to Mirror, Mirror in every way. Great work from Charlize Theron."
‑ Richard Roeper, Richard
"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."
‑ Peter Rainer, Christian Science Monitor
"Ostracized teacher fights to clear his name after false child molestation accusation."
‑ Kam Williams, Baret News
"Movie, movie on the wall, who's the lamest of them all? In 'Snow White and the Huntsman' that distinction is pretty much up for grabs."
‑ Al Alexander, The Patriot Ledger
"Thank God for Charlize Theron, who dials the crazy up to 'Warning: Panto!' As a result, she's the only one who looks like she's having any fun."
‑ Ali Gray,
"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."
‑ Christopher Orr, The Atlantic
""Snow White and the Huntsman," a solemn but mostly savvy rewrite, is a welcome upgrade."
‑ Elizabeth Weitzman, New York Daily News
"Director Rupert Sanders and actress Charlize help elevate this otherwise forgettable fairy tale."
‑ John Hanlon, Big Hollywood
"Visually impressive but a little hollow overall, not unlike its lead."
‑ Tom Glasson, Concrete Playground
"For all the money that was spent on "Snow White and the Huntsman," apparently there wasn't any allotment in the budget for enjoyment."
‑ Tim Grierson, Deadspin
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