Reviews

Mar 26, 2019
What you take away from this dark film, filled with several twisted characters and twisty turns, is a great deal of nicely-crafted atmosphere, and a terrific performance from Charlize Theron as the evil stepmother.
Aug 30, 2018
Rupert Sanders' vision of enchantment is a Thomas Kinkade painting brought to life.
Sep 8, 2017
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.
Oct 6, 2015
Theron gives the picture some spine. As Snow White, Kristen Stewart supplies the heart.
Oct 6, 2015
Strong effects, good design, and an exciting use of nature help to empower Stewart and Theron, who inject a rich, double dose of feminism.
Jun 20, 2013
Stewart's Snow White, meanwhile, pouts her lips, bats her bedroom eyes, and scarcely seems to have more on her mind than who might take her to the senior prom
Feb 12, 2013
For all the money that was spent on "Snow White and the Huntsman," apparently there wasn't any allotment in the budget for enjoyment.
Sep 13, 2012
Too much of the film is mired in the bleak, gritty world of Hollywood Medieval Grunge...Have filmmakers never looked at medieval art? They had pretty colors back then, I'm almost certain.
Jun 14, 2012
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.
Jun 2, 2012
Sanders's grimy epic allows in a surprising amount of blood and gratifying degrees of entry-level horror.
Jun 1, 2012
When a movie's biggest thrill is watching Charlize Theron go from young to old, turn into birds then mud and back again, there are serious problems.
Jun 1, 2012
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.
Jun 1, 2012
Vastly superior to Mirror, Mirror in every way. Great work from Charlize Theron.
Jun 1, 2012
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.
Jun 1, 2012
Only Bob Hoskins as the blind seer Muir comes close to making us care. We can almost glean Snow White's heroic possibilities through his clouded eyes. As much as we'd like to, we certainly can't from Stewart's efforts.
Jun 1, 2012
Some of the fairy tale effects are marvelous; but the odyssey from darkness to light is unduly long and sloggy, and Stewart, with her contemporary edge, seems to be acting in the wrong era.
Jun 1, 2012
Snow White and the Huntsman, in its most illuminated stretches, finds the sweet spot between folklore's elemental urges and the hard-fought, pragmatic women-centrism of contemporary cinematic heroism.
Jun 1, 2012
"Snow White and the Huntsman," a solemn but mostly savvy rewrite, is a welcome upgrade.
Jun 1, 2012
I can't imagine who the filmmakers envisioned as their target audience. Is it a date movie? I don't think so. It's really not for children, either, unless they happen to be members of the Addams Family. Why?
Jun 1, 2012
A virtual orchard of toxic excess, starting with the unnecessarily sprawling cast of characters.