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: June 1, 2012
DVD 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
CNN.com

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

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James Berardinelli
ReelViews

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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Neely Swanson
Easy Reader (California)

One had hoped for better.

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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
Richard Roeper.com

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

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Candice Frederick
Reel Talk Online

Not a perfect movie by any stretch of the imagination, Snow White and the Huntsman can boast truly magnificent performances--minus Stewart, of course--an interesting take on a beloved tale, and gorgeous scenes. Too bad about some of that plot though.

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Leonard Maltin
indieWire

If you don't walk out of the movie (as I was sorely tempted to do) you'll eventually get to meet the seven dwarfs... This touch of whimsy is welcome but comes too late to rescue the dark-hearted movie.

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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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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Overly long and slow-moving, it's serious and ponderous from the get go, and doesn't really change gear until its underwhelming climax.

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Flixster Audience Score: 52% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
There was a part that made me think they were copying Lord of the Rings with Snow White playing the part of Frodo. I was not too impressed with the movie.
Matthew Samuel Mirliani
There was a good idea in there somewhere---and several of the sequences are admittedly visually stunning---but ultimately Snow White and the Huntsman is a… More
Carlos Magalh„es
The darker tone is consistent with the German original tale but it is hard to overlook the problems in this adaptation: the dwarfs totally wasted, a pathetic… More
Jens S.
The point of fairy tale remakes that want to attract both the Lord of the Rings and the Twilight viewers may be debatable. The result is pretty decent here,… More
KJ Proulx
Of the endless adaptations of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," it was not expected that a Kristen Stewart-lead version would be enjoyable at all,… 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