'Mirror Mirror' Critic Reviews

52%
MovieWeb:   2 reviews
49%
Rotten Tomatoes:   182 reviews
  • John Wirt Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA)
    100
    The movie's greatest flaw may be its passive-aggressive approach to the Grimm brothers' tale. Timidity doesn't suit reinvention. But endings being so important, the movie finally puts the pieces together for an entertaining finale.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Matthew Turner ViewLondon
    80
    Charming, funny and beautifully designed, this is a hugely enjoyable fairy tale comedy with a witty script and terrific performances from all three leads.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Tim Brayton Antagony & Ecstasy
    60
    It's entirely fair to say that a huge part of the "point" lies in creating a physically plausible version of an illustrated storybook. A+ all around on that count.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Tim Grierson Gawker
    You'll laugh intermittently, but more often, you'll notice where you're supposed to be laughing and aren't.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Ken Hanke Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
    80
    What's surprising is just how clearly Singh has left his fingerprints all over the film.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Michael Dequina TheMovieReport.com
    75
    Such light comedy is right in the Julia Roberts wheelhouse, and she clearly relishes the chance to flex her proven timing while inhabiting a villainous character.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • John Beifuss Commercial Appeal (Memphis, TN)
    63
    The sets and especially the costumes delight the eye, even if the action they are meant to support is rather static...
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Philip French Observer [UK]
    The sets and special effects are unremarkable, and no honest mirror would tell Julia Roberts that Lily Collins was fairer than her.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Alex Zane Sun Online
    60
    Singh's visuals are - as always - impressive and thanks to a better script this is a far more enjoyable experience than his recent Immortals.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Lisa Giles-Keddie Real.com
    40
    A magical muddle minus any real mirrored mystery ... makes sure we all know Roberts is the fairest (and unfunniest) of them all ...
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Liverpool Echo
    Mirror Mirror is an effervescent and occasionally uproarious romp, which references the familiar elements including an enchanted looking glass and a poisoned apple.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Kimberley Jones Austin Chronicle
    40
    This umpteenth reiteration of the fairy tale has held fast to its most tiresome aspects: Snow White's dull sweetness and the evil Queen's one-track motivation.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • David Edwards Daily Mirror [UK]
    40
    This grim offering isn't just terribly unfunny and mean spirited, it's also very boring.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Christopher Tookey Daily Mail [UK]
    40
    Singh's main fault is identical to the wicked queen's: he can't see the point of anything beyond prettification.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Niki Boyle The List
    40
    Weighed down by a script that relies heavily on Shrek-like modern snarkiness in period garb for its laughs, but without any Shrek-like jokes.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat Spirituality and Practice
    20
    This retelling of the famous Grimm fairy tale tries too hard to be funny.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Francesca Steele Sky Movies
    60
    Mirror Mirror treads a difficult line between childish innocence and more seasoned humour but it just about pulls it off, chugging along at a decent pace throughout with an admirable sense of its own silliness.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Ron Wilkinson Monsters and Critics
    70
    No surprises here, just a fun and funny piece of PG eye candy.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Henry Fitzherbert Daily Express
    60
    It's inconsequential, campy fun but a sharper and funnier script would have made it more memorable and entertaining.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Graham Young Birmingham Post
    40
    With the ludicrous Bollywood-style finale having nothing to do with the rest of the movie, you do wonder if Singh has dared to look at his own face in the mirror since he put the film to bed.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jackie K. Cooper jackiekcooper.com
    60
    May not be the fairest of them all but it is still pretty good.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Cath Clarke Time Out
    60
    'Mirror Mirror' is as gaudily spectacular as you expect if you've seen director Tarsem Singh's films, 'The Fall' and 'Immortals'.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Neil Smith Total Film
    40
    To borrow a line Roberts spits at Collins, there's something about Mirror that's incredibly irritating.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Peter Keough Boston Phoenix
    13
    Singh indulges his unwholesome weirdness with a kind of innocence, but only in the closing Bollywood number does his folly take flight.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Dennis Schwartz Ozus' World Movie Reviews
    50
    Cheeky version of the Brothers Grimm.
    Full Review » 2 years ago