Blancanieves

Metascore
82

Universal acclaim - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21

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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Nick McCarthy
    Mar 28, 2013
    50
    Pablo Berger digs for emotional intensity in his gothic retelling of Snow White and only uncovers layers of gloss.

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User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 30, 2016
    6
    Blancanieves is a charming little Spanish film with great cinematography, but never seems to really fit into the genre. Its details areBlancanieves is a charming little Spanish film with great cinematography, but never seems to really fit into the genre. Its details are fitting, but the overall picture is only average. Full Review »
  2. Jul 7, 2013
    9
    "Blancanieves" has all the charm and race in a Spanish film. With the typical local folklore, Berger gets revisit the classic tale of Snow"Blancanieves" has all the charm and race in a Spanish film. With the typical local folklore, Berger gets revisit the classic tale of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (six in this film) in a way that, hopefully, in Hollywood would have been. "Mirror, Mirror" and "Snow White and the Huntsman," which both were released the same year in Spain, unable to reach the strength of this Snow White. Congratulations! Full Review »
  3. May 10, 2013
    9
    The fact that a B&W and silent film is released the year after another one like that wins the Best Picture Oscar, I think did hurt a littleThe fact that a B&W and silent film is released the year after another one like that wins the Best Picture Oscar, I think did hurt a little Blancanieves. Even though, apparently, the project started before The Artist was made, so there was no copying from each other whatsoever. Having said that, it is amazing how B&W, silent films can produce strong emotions, at least as powerful as "traditional (today) films can be. Beautiful photography, and wonderful sets alone would make this film worth seeing. Add to that a good story, great direction, and an extraordinary music score, and this film is a winner. Full Review »