Baishe: Yuanqi

critic Reviews

, 68% Fresh Tomatometer Score
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    Kristen Yoonsoo KimNew York Times
    The film's landscape shots look breathtakingly real, but animated figures, especially during fight scenes, are tripped up by a dimension-flattening veneer that makes "White Snake" look more like an iPhone game.
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    Simon AbramsRogerEbert.com
    There's not enough on-screen to make this listless time-waster worth recommending.
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    Frank ScheckHollywood Reporter
    A superior effort that should find enthusiastic audiences on our shores.
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    Pat PaduaWashington Post
    Even if you're not familiar with the source material, this Chinese production provides plenty of supernatural thrills for the modern young adult.
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    Charles SolomonLos Angeles Times
    "White Snake" leaves the viewer with the equivalent of a hangover from too many over-the-top visuals, rather than the satisfaction of seeing two star-crossed lovers achieve the happiness they deserve.
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    Carlos AguilarTheWrap
    Glistens as a finely cut and polished CG gem.
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    Kevin L. LeeFilm Inquiry
    White Snake is a romance at heart that was stretched and mixed into an action epic. The film's ideas don't work all the time, but it is fun to see the filmmakers try.
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    Christopher L. InoaHyperallergic
    It's obvious that the team created this world with great care. Unfortunately, this level of detail does not extend to the overall story and characters.
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    Matt BrunsonFilm Frenzy
    The backdrops are often spectacular to behold, but the story could use a bit more oomph.
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    Hoai-Tran BuiSlashfilm
    The level of detail in the film is staggering, with loving attention given to the vibrant environments and the surreal experimental sequences that look like traditional Chinese calligraphy paintings brought to life in eye-popping 3D animation.
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