'Mirror Mirror' Critic Reviews

52%
MovieWeb:   2 reviews
49%
Rotten Tomatoes:   182 reviews
  • Jeffrey M. Anderson San Francisco Examiner
    63
    Singh, famous for directing music videos and creating striking and glitzy shots, is not particularly good at moving the tale forward.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Olly Richards Empire Magazine
    40
    Superlative performances from Roberts and Hammer almost cover the shortcomings. Like most Tarsem films it's a muddle, but this time not one with enough distracting dazzle.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Simon Weaving Screenwize
    70
    A romantic panto-style romp through goody-gum drops land, full of the best natured fun you'll find on the big screen, and with an inspired performance from Julia Roberts.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Film4
    70
    Bonkers but bloody good fun, especially if you're under the age of 10.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Nadia Attia Little White Lies
    60
    A colourful and sophisticated spin on a well-known tale, recommended for children of all ages.
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  • Jayne Nelson SFX Magazine
    50
    So desperate to play it safe that it actually becomes drab.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Scott Nash Three Movie Buffs
    63
    The children in the audience seemed to enjoy it and as they seem to be the intended audience then on that level at least it succeeded.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Anne Thompson Thompson on Hollywood
    42
    Lily Collins' Snow White is a doltish drip,..While the often incoherent filmmaker has always favored style over content in the past, he was never this insipid.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Scotsman
    60
    Younger children might enjoy Mirror Mirror because it's bright, shiny and pretty.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jeff Bayer The Scorecard Review
    60
    I don't think you'll feel 'happily ever after' when the film ends, but you'll be pleased enough by its magic.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Matt Brunson Creative Loafing
    38
    This dull trifle forced me to co-opt the names Sleepy and Grumpy for the duration of its running time.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Daniel M. Kimmel New England Movies Weekly
    70
    ...an entertaining and creative retelling of an old fairy tale that should entertain children and adults alike.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Nell Minow Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
    75
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  • Diva Velez TheDivaReview.com
    60
    Far below par for a Tarsem picture, if seen solely on the basis of the family film Mirror Mirror wants so badly to be; the very youngest viewers will be sufficiently entertained by the dwarves' hijinks and silly, slapstick humour.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Jason Best Movie Talk
    'Who's the fairest of them all,' is a cruel question to pose to a Hollywood beauty in her forties facing competition from ever-younger starlets, but Julia Roberts gamely takes it on the chin in this tongue-in-cheek reinvention of the classic fairy tale
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Richard Roeper ReelzChannel.com
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  • Susan Granger SSG Syndicate
    50
    Uneven, subversively flamboyant, tediously tweaking the 'Once Upon a Time' concept
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Robbie Collin Daily Telegraph
    80
    This is a film in which bee-stung lips are achieved with real bees' stings and puppy love can make a man behave like an actual puppy. Truly, it's the stuff of fairy tales.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Donald Clarke Irish Times
    40
    The magical back-story makes absolutely no sense. Why does Julia keep flitting back to a wicker-covered island on a vacant lake? What is the mirror's hidden agenda?
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Lawrence Toppman Charlotte Observer
    50
    Julia Roberts' archly evil queen remains as jaw-droppingly dull as her costumes are jaw-droppingly gaudy. Watching her, we can only wonder what Glenn Close or Meryl Streep might have done in this role 15 years ago.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Peter Sobczynski eFilmCritic.com
    80
    Whatever Tarsem Singh's sins as a filmmaker may be in the yes of some, he seems constitutionally incapable of making a film that is boring to look at.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Julie Rigg MovieTime, ABC Radio National
    I enjoyed the modernisation of the two characters. Roberts's wisecracking Queen, and Collins's fighting princess. Tarsem Singh brings a choice splash of Bollywood to the closing spectacle. Not bad at all, for a family outing.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Rich Cline Shadows on the Wall
    60
    While it's too uneven and corny to be a classic, it's still a lot of fun.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Gary Thompson Philadelphia Daily News
    63
    The cast is very game. Hammer and Roberts have the right attitude, and Collins makes a pretty Snow White.
    Full Review » 2 years ago
  • Kimberly Gadette Doddle
    35
    Just like the Queen, while "Mirror Mirror" looks good on the outside ... it's rotting from within. We are far from enchanted ...
    Full Review » 2 years ago