In Theaters: March 30th, 2012
Runtime: 1 hour 46 minutes (106 minutes)
Rated PG for some fantasy action and mild rude humor.
Mirror Mirror is a spectacular reimagining of the classic fairy tale starring Oscar(R) winner Julia Roberts as the Queen, Lily Collins (The Blind Side) as Snow White, Armie Hammer (The Social Network) as Prince Alcott, Sean Bean ("The Game of Thrones", The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King) as the King andNathan Lane (The Lion King, The Birdcage) as the Queen's hapless and bungling servant, Brighton. An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright in a spirited adventure comedy filled with jealousy, romance and betrayal that will capture the imagination of audiences the world over. Visionary director Tarsem Singh (Immortals) rewrites fairy tale history as a wicked enchantress (Roberts) schemes and scrambles for control of a spirited orphan's (Collins) throne and the attention of a charming prince (Hammer). When Snow White's beauty wins the heart of the prince that she desperately pursues, the Queen banishes her to the forest, where a ravening man-eating beast hungrily awaits. Rescued by a band of diminutive highway robbers, Snow White grows into an indomitable young woman determined to take back her realm from the treacherous Queen. With the support of her subjects, she roars into action in an epic battle that blends spectacle, magic and contemporary humor in Singh's signature, jaw-dropping visual style.
Singh brings cheeky humor, an eccentric sensibility and an enchanting look to his re-imagined tale.
Critic Score: 4/5
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.
Critic Score: 3.5/5
Who wants to see a fairy tale that weighs a ton? Mirror Mirror reflects badly on everyone involved.
Critic Score: 2.5/5
'Mirror, Mirror' is a trippy version of the Snow White story.
Critic Score: 2/5
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.
Critic Score: 3/5
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.
Critic Score: 2.5/5