'Mirror Mirror' Critic Reviews

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Rotten Tomatoes:   182 reviews
  • Lisa Schwarzbaum Entertainment Weekly (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Mike Hale New York Times (Top Critic)
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  • Manohla Dargis New York Times (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Peter Bradshaw Guardian [UK] (Top Critic)
    The film sleepwalks along confidently enough in its numb, semi-unfunny, semi-unserious way. But the tale's passion and subversion have been removed.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Claudia Puig USA Today (Top Critic)
    Singh brings cheeky humor, an eccentric sensibility and an enchanting look to his re-imagined tale.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Sandie Angulo Chen Washington Post (Top Critic)
    As Snow White, actress Lily Collins is a washout.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Ty Burr Boston Globe (Top Critic)
    "Mirror Mirror'' is just a limp, jokey family film that wants to have its fairy tale magic and its hip irony, too.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Nick Pinkerton Village Voice (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Joe Neumaier New York Daily News (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Chris Vognar Dallas Morning News (Top Critic)
    There's no center to Mirror Mirror, no sense that anyone involved knew what exactly what they were shooting for.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Glenn Kenny MSN Movies (Top Critic)
    ...one needn't be asking too much of Mirror Mirror in order to be at least occasionally disarmed by its pockets of genuine eccentricity.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • J. R. Jones Chicago Reader (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer (Top Critic)
    Everything looks, well, fantastic.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Bill Goodykoontz Arizona Republic (Top Critic)
    Not all of the twists on the story work, but for the most part it's well-meaning, goofy good fun.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Justin Chang Variety (Top Critic)
    [It] ultimately suffers the same fatal flaw as Julia Roberts' evil queen: It doesn't really care about anything except how pretty it looks.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Kyle Smith New York Post (Top Critic)
    The screenwriters of this attempt to do a hip comedic take on the legend were licked by Page 5. Why did they keep going?
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Linda Barnard Toronto Star (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Eric D. Snider Film.com (Top Critic)
    An attitude of mischief and charm rather than outright satire.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Rick Groen Globe and Mail (Top Critic)
    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.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Forrest Wickman Slate (Top Critic)
    Mirror Mirror is an odd little fantasia of a movie -- part jaunty adventure, part broad romantic comedy, part auteurist spectacle.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • James Berardinelli ReelViews (Top Critic)
    Perhaps the overriding problem with Mirror Mirror is that it mines territory so overworked that there's nothing new or valuable to be found.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • David Rooney Hollywood Reporter (Top Critic)
    A twisted spin on the classic Snow White fairytale that strives for a humorous contemporary edge but mostly misses.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Christy Lemire Associated Press (Top Critic)
    The dialogue and the action are, for the most part, rather dull and weirdly devoid of energy.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
  • Richard Corliss TIME Magazine (Top Critic)
    Even if you're as annoyed by the movie as I was, you'll come out laughing the costumes.
    Full Review » 3 years ago
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