Snow White and the Huntsman Reviews

  • Director Rupert Sanders is quite skilled in his feature film debut. He succeeds in creating a fantasy world with a striking dichotomy of darkness and light.

    Julian Roman — MovieWeb

  • 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.

    Owen Gleiberman — Entertainment Weekly

  • There is something exciting about how seriously "Snow White and the Huntsman" takes its themes.

    A.O. Scott — New York Times

  • Stunningly shot and inconsistently acted and written, Snow White has enough visual fireworks to keep the film afloat, even if star Kristen Stewart can't get out of Twilight mode.

    Scott Bowles — USA Today

  • A virtual orchard of toxic excess, starting with the unnecessarily sprawling cast of characters.

    Michael O'Sullivan — Washington Post

  • After a while, you just sit back and let the thing wash over you, marveling and giggling as necessary.

    Ty Burr — Boston Globe

  • A film that's considerably longer than it needs be, in which the evocative eloquence of storybook pictures is consistently garbled by the need to overexplain and psychoanalyze.

    Nick Pinkerton — Village Voice

  • "Snow White and the Huntsman," a solemn but mostly savvy rewrite, is a welcome upgrade.

    Elizabeth Weitzman — New York Daily News

  • The director sets a heart-pounding pace, pausing only for such interludes as Snow White's encounter with seven dwarfs who could not be more distant from their Disney forebears.

    Joe Morgenstern — Wall Street Journal

  • 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.

    Chris Vognar — Dallas Morning News

  • 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.

    Lisa Kennedy — Denver Post

  • This slightly overstuffed entertainment rises, in part thanks to [Hemsworth], to one of the most pleasant surprises of the summer movie season so far.

    Glenn Kenny — MSN Movies

  • "Snow White and the Huntsman" reinvents the legendary story in a film of astonishing beauty and imagination.

    Roger Ebert — Chicago Sun-Times

  • At its best, "Snow White and the Huntsman" feels less like a desperate blockbuster and more like a handmade object.

    Michael Phillips — Chicago Tribune

  • A surprisingly fine, fantastic movie it is.

    Steven Rea — Philadelphia Inquirer

  • The film has the DNA of a blockbuster and the soul of a haunting folk tale. It is as dangerous, dark, intelligent and beautiful as its wraithlike villainess.

    Colin Covert — Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Perhaps the best thing about "Snow White and the Huntsman" is it doesn't smirk at itself. It plays out as a story about mortality and greed and oppression in a fantastical world, but it doesn't act as if anything is silly.

    Tom Long — Detroit News

  • "Snow White and the Huntsman" never quite delivers on its promise -- a dark retelling of the fairy tale in which women hold the true power, good and evil -- but it certainly is an attractive misfire.

    Bill Goodykoontz — Arizona Republic

  • Handsome but hollow.

    Brian Lowry — Variety

  • Fails to realize the full potential of its ambitiously dark vision.

    Lou Lumenick — New York Post

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