Mirror Mirror Reviews

  • 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.

    Lisa Schwarzbaum — Entertainment Weekly

  • 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.

    Manohla Dargis — New York Times

  • Singh brings cheeky humor, an eccentric sensibility and an enchanting look to his re-imagined tale.

    Claudia Puig — USA Today

  • As Snow White, actress Lily Collins is a washout.

    Sandie Angulo Chen — Washington Post

  • "Mirror Mirror'' is just a limp, jokey family film that wants to have its fairy tale magic and its hip irony, too.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • 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.

    Nick Pinkerton — Village Voice

  • 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.

    Joe Neumaier — New York Daily News

  • There's no center to Mirror Mirror, no sense that anyone involved knew what exactly what they were shooting for.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • ...one needn't be asking too much of Mirror Mirror in order to be at least occasionally disarmed by its pockets of genuine eccentricity.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • 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.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • 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.

    J. R. Jones — Chicago Reader

  • Everything looks, well, fantastic.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • Not all of the twists on the story work, but for the most part it's well-meaning, goofy good fun.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • [It] ultimately suffers the same fatal flaw as Julia Roberts' evil queen: It doesn't really care about anything except how pretty it looks.

    Justin Chang — Variety

  • The screenwriters of this attempt to do a hip comedic take on the legend were licked by Page 5. Why did they keep going?

    Kyle Smith — New York Post

  • 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.

    Linda Barnard — Toronto Star

  • An attitude of mischief and charm rather than outright satire.

    Eric D. Snider — Film.com

  • 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.

    Rick Groen — Globe and Mail

  • Mirror Mirror is an odd little fantasia of a movie -- part jaunty adventure, part broad romantic comedy, part auteurist spectacle.

    Forrest Wickman — Slate

  • Perhaps the overriding problem with Mirror Mirror is that it mines territory so overworked that there's nothing new or valuable to be found.

    James Berardinelli — ReelViews

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