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: 49% 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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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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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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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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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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Leonard Maltin

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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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
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
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
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