Snow White and the Huntsman Reviews

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May 31, 2012
Tangled and overblown.
Top Critic
May 31, 2012
What dooms Snow White and the Huntsman is ultimately not how over the top it is, but how dull it is.
May 31, 2012
Snow White and the Huntsman has a darkness that seeps into the soul - but it's also definitely a missed opportunity. Director Rupert Sanders loses his nerve just when the story starts cooking.
May 31, 2012
A surprisingly fine, fantastic movie it is.
May 31, 2012
Rare among the recent fairy tale adaptions (from Mirror Mirror to the dreadful Red Riding Hood) the invigorating Snow White and the Huntsman actually breathes new life into an old story.
May 31, 2012
Sanders makes all the mistakes of a neophyte filmmaker, but doing it with such a massive budget leads to a cinematic hodgepodge of fractured fairy-tale imagery, computer-generated menacing forests and gamboling, turtle-riding fairies.
May 31, 2012
There is something exciting about how seriously "Snow White and the Huntsman" takes its themes.
May 31, 2012
This over-crammed, disjointed, and lugubrious film is misconceived from the ground up.
May 31, 2012
Hollywood's fairy tale fad reaches its nadir with this listless, witless, bum-numbing adventure-whimsy...
May 31, 2012
The only one who comes out of this odd pairing unscathed is Walt Disney, looking smarter than ever for boiling the tale down to its mythical essence way back in 1937.
May 31, 2012
Handsome but hollow.
May 31, 2012
At its best, "Snow White and the Huntsman" feels less like a desperate blockbuster and more like a handmade object.
May 31, 2012
[It] all feels like serious, pay-attention-now, schoolroom stuff - Shakespeare without the poetry, "Braveheart" without the performances.
May 31, 2012
When Snow rides into battle wielding a sword, you want to tell her to put that thing down before she pokes her eye out.
May 31, 2012
A bold rethinking of a familiar old story and striking design elements are undercut by a draggy mid-section and undeveloped characters in Snow White and the Huntsman.
May 31, 2012
This "Snow White" is one of those revisionist fairy tales in which the princess takes control of her own destiny. A different actress might have been able to sell that, but Stewart can't...
May 31, 2012
Huntsman feints at being the Snow White retelling no one has ever seen before, but ultimately becomes the "been there, done that" of fairy-tale filmmaking.
May 31, 2012
"Snow White and the Huntsman" reinvents the legendary story in a film of astonishing beauty and imagination.
May 30, 2012
It turns into a clangy medieval epic, full of random woodland monsters and battles, and it begins to lose the pulse of its fairy-tale mystique. It's like watching Clash of the Titans IV: Revenge of the Blood Apple.
May 30, 2012
I resisted this derivative mishmash of classic fairytale and modern epic fantasy for as long as I could, but ultimately it swept me up into its geeky but manly embrace and carried me away on a white charger.
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