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Mirror Mirror Reviews

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Cath Clarke
Time Out
April 3, 2012
'Mirror Mirror' is as gaudily spectacular as you expect if you've seen director Tarsem Singh's films, 'The Fall' and 'Immortals'.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Roeper
Richard Roeper.com
March 31, 2012
'Mirror, Mirror' is a trippy version of the Snow White story.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Lisa Schwarzbaum
Entertainment Weekly
March 31, 2012
Mirror Mirror is a film that's all picture and no propulsion, each scene static in a basic set-decoration color scheme of teabag and banana.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
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Nick Pinkerton
Village Voice
March 30, 2012
Here, the familiar tale is retold with concessions to feminist self-determination and camp humor, bending the Grimm Brothers' tale without infringing on its basic beauty.
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J. R. Jones
Chicago Reader
March 30, 2012
Singh is much more skilled as a visual artist than a storyteller, and his artistic fortunes seem to rise and fall with the inspiration of his screenwriters. In this case he's lucked out.
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Peter Travers
Rolling Stone
March 30, 2012
Who wants to see a fairy tale that weighs a ton? Mirror Mirror reflects badly on everyone involved.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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March 30, 2012
Mirror Mirror is an odd little fantasia of a movie -- part jaunty adventure, part broad romantic comedy, part auteurist spectacle.
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Linda Barnard
Toronto Star
March 30, 2012
This rambling version of Snow White's tale is a pretty, spun-sugar confection, airy as a plate of Easter egg-coloured macarons and similarly devoid of substance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger
March 30, 2012
The dwarves provide wonderful fun, Singh's visuals have true magic and Alan Menken's score is charming.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Leah Rozen
TheWrap
March 30, 2012
Part of Mirror's problem is that the screenplay, credited to two writers and with a third getting a story credit, is all over the place.
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Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle
March 30, 2012
All we get are scattered bits of cleverness, some hit and some miss.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Rick Groen
Globe and Mail
March 30, 2012
When the dust settles, all that's left are a few motes of lame comedy atop a few million bucks worth of overdressed sets. Call me Grumpy, but this seems less an adaptation than a random assault.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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Newsday
March 30, 2012
Loved it!
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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer
March 30, 2012
Everything looks, well, fantastic.
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Kyle Smith
New York Post
March 30, 2012
The screenwriters of this attempt to do a hip comedic take on the legend were licked by Page 5. Why did they keep going?
Full Review | Original Score: 0/4
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Sandie Angulo Chen
Washington Post
March 30, 2012
As Snow White, actress Lily Collins is a washout.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Eric D. Snider
Film.com
March 30, 2012
An attitude of mischief and charm rather than outright satire.
Full Review | Original Score: B
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Claudia Puig
USA Today
March 29, 2012
Singh brings cheeky humor, an eccentric sensibility and an enchanting look to his re-imagined tale.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
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Keith Uhlich
Time Out
March 29, 2012
Like all of Tarsem's films, story takes a backseat to visuals, and there's plenty to pop the eyes-love those life-size string-puppet assassins!-if not, ultimately, to stir the soul.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine
March 29, 2012
Even if you're as annoyed by the movie as I was, you'll come out laughing the costumes.
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March 29, 2012
It's a clever, luscious-looking fairy tale you really can take kids to - no allegedly family-friendly snot-and-fart humor here - and a bundle of high style and sharp wit and terrific performances for yourself.
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Ty Burr
Boston Globe
March 29, 2012
"Mirror Mirror'' is just a limp, jokey family film that wants to have its fairy tale magic and its hip irony, too.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sheri Linden
Los Angeles Times
March 29, 2012
A booster shot of testosterone lends kinetic kick to director Tarsem Singh's visually inventive interpretation, without shortchanging the requisite froufrou or sugarcoating the story's dark Oedipal heart.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
March 29, 2012
Perhaps the overriding problem with Mirror Mirror is that it mines territory so overworked that there's nothing new or valuable to be found.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times
March 29, 2012
Yes, Tarsem Singh's goofy take on the "Snow White and the Seven Dwarves" fairy tale looks the part; pity the characters had to open their mouths.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Joe Neumaier
New York Daily News
March 29, 2012
It's charmless, shoddily executed and will surely be explained away by Roberts as the kind of film actors do "for their kids." If that's so, she should've done a better movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter
March 29, 2012
A twisted spin on the classic Snow White fairytale that strives for a humorous contemporary edge but mostly misses.
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Justin Chang
Variety
March 29, 2012
[It] ultimately suffers the same fatal flaw as Julia Roberts' evil queen: It doesn't really care about anything except how pretty it looks.
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Chris Vognar
Dallas Morning News
March 29, 2012
There's no center to Mirror Mirror, no sense that anyone involved knew what exactly what they were shooting for.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic
March 29, 2012
Not all of the twists on the story work, but for the most part it's well-meaning, goofy good fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Tasha Robinson
AV Club
March 29, 2012
All of Mirror Mirror is visually striking, even when it works on no other levels.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
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Christy Lemire
Associated Press
March 29, 2012
The dialogue and the action are, for the most part, rather dull and weirdly devoid of energy.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Glenn Kenny
MSN Movies
March 29, 2012
...one needn't be asking too much of Mirror Mirror in order to be at least occasionally disarmed by its pockets of genuine eccentricity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
March 29, 2012
The dialogue is rather flat, the movie sort of boring, and there's not much energy in the two places it should really be felt: Between the Queen and Snow White, and between Snow and the Prince.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Manohla Dargis
New York Times
October 25, 2011
While Mr. Singh knows how to make performers and sets look good, he has trouble putting them into vibrant, kinetic, meaningful play, which effectively means that he's a better window dresser than a movie director.
| Original Score: 2.5/5