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Mirror Mirror (2012)



Critic Consensus: Like most of Tarsem Singh's films, Mirror Mirror is undeniably beautiful -- but its treatment of the age-old Snow White fable lacks enough depth or originality to set it apart from the countless other adaptations of the tale.

Movie Info

One of the most beloved stories of all time is coming to life in the motion picture event for the whole family, Mirror Mirror. A fresh and funny retelling of the Snow White legend, Mirror Mirror features breakout star Lily Collins as Snow White, a princess in exile, and Julia Roberts as the evil Queen who ruthlessly rules her captured kingdom. Seven courageous rebel dwarfs join forces with Snow White as she fights to reclaim her birthright and win her Prince in this magical comedy filled with jealousy, romance, and betrayal that will capture the hearts and imaginations of audiences the world over. The film also stars Armie Hammer as the Prince, and Nathan Lane as the hapless and bungling servant to the Queen. -- (C) Relativitymore
Rating: PG (for some fantasy action and mild rude humor)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Melisa Wallack, Melissa Wallack, Melissa Wallack, Jason Keller, Marc Klein
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 26, 2012
Box Office: $64.9M
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Julia Roberts
as The Evil Queen
Lily Collins
as Snow White
Armie Hammer
as Prince Alcott
Sean Bean
as The King
Nathan Lane
as Brighton
Robert Emms
as Charles Renbock
Mare Winningham
as Baker Margaret
Mark Povinelli
as Half Pint
Bonnie Bentley
as Caroline (Poor Woman...
Arthur Holden
as Noble #1
Kwasi Songui
as Noble #2
Eric Davis
as Noble #3
Kathleen Fee
as Noble #4
Adam Butcher
as Servant #2
Dawn Ford
as Townswoman
Alex Ivanovici
as Town Magistrate
Andre Lanthier
as Lord Waverly
Lisa Noto
as Magical Cottage Quee...
William Calvert
as Door Guard #1
Nicholas Guest
as Door Guard #2
Frank Welker
as Mannequins/Beast
William Calvert
as Door Guard #1
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Critic Reviews for Mirror Mirror

All Critics (174) | Top Critics (35)

Credit director Tarsem Singh with the flickers of originality you'll find.

Full Review… | April 13, 2015

You can only disappoint your fans so often before they turn and run in droves. Just ask Roberts' close friend, Mel Gibson.

Full Review… | May 26, 2013
The Patriot Ledger

Mirror Mirror features over-indulgent story moments and, at times, hammy performances but still delivers a mostly fun riff on the Snow White story.

Full Review… | September 27, 2012

While it may not be as memorable as his other good projects, Singh has delivered a film that should delight audiences of all ages because of the timelessness of the story and the spin the writers have put on it.

Full Review… | September 16, 2012

Mirror Mirror is an aesthetically fantastical yet ultimately tedious film that may occasionally please the tots in the audience. However, it will leave adults far less enchanted.

Full Review… | September 15, 2012
We Got This Covered

The tone is campy and fun, although Roberts is better with the lighthearted dark comedy side of her role. Still, the script is light and witty, poking a lot of fun at itself and the visual artistry is absolutely gorgeous to look at.

Full Review… | September 4, 2012

Audience Reviews for Mirror Mirror

Julia Roberts seems to be having a lot of fun in this amusing satire that plays with fairy tale clichés. Full of witty dialogue and with a solid script, this feminist take of the classic story is much more inspired than Snow White and the Huntsman, even if not remarkable.

Carlos Magalhães

Super Reviewer

A charming, creative (and uneven) re-imagining of the Snow White tale. Entertaining performances by Armie Hammer and Nathan Lane. Julia Roberts was a disappointment, seeming to have dialed it in with the passion and skill of a high school drama teacher.

Christian C

Super Reviewer

Snow White's story gets a pseudo-feminist re-boot, but much of the story remains intact.
I was ready to give this film three stars, a stretch for me because films like this are not my cup of tea, but the closing credits were scored by an auto-tuned, dance-club number that is, in the words of Super Reviewer Alice Shen, "half-Bollywood." I didn't even watch the full number. It was revolting.
I watched the film for its costume design, the category for which it's nominated, and the costumes and production design are indeed nomination-worthy. Lush, colorful schemes abound, and the film is a visual delight.
We all know the story. I have always contended that Snow White is coded racism and sexism; after all, the "fairest of the land" can be a synonym for "whitest," and Snow White is confined to domestic duties when she joins the dwarves. But when Snow eschews the Prince's help, she essentially deploys a feminist message, saying that she doesn't need a man to rescue her. I wish they had stuck with this, but the plot eventually proves that she does need rescuing. The film was so close to something unique.
All the performances are fine. Nathan Lane is Nathan Lane, and Julia Roberts is charmingly caddy. Lily Collins was there too.
Overall, this film had promise once upon a time.

Jim Hunter

Super Reviewer

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