Mirror Mirror

Metascore
46

Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 34
  2. Negative: 6 out of 34

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  1. Reviewed by: Sheri Linden
    Mar 29, 2012
    60
    The finery and regalia of their contributions are integral to Singh's vision, giving this mostly conventional princess story its fair share of romantic froth and more than a little moxie.
  2. Reviewed by: Pete Hammond
    Mar 29, 2012
    60
    Strictly for kids, but pure movie fun nonetheless,
  3. Reviewed by: Keith Uhlich
    Mar 29, 2012
    60
    Like all of Tarsem's films, story takes a backseat to visuals, and there's plenty to pop the eyes-love those life-size string-puppet assassins!-if not, ultimately, to stir the soul.
  4. Reviewed by: Bill Goodykoontz
    Mar 29, 2012
    60
    As reinventions of fairy tales go, this one has some pretty big holes. Not all of the twists on the story work, but for the most part it's well-meaning, goofy good fun.
  5. Reviewed by: Lisa Schwarzbaum
    Mar 31, 2012
    58
    A dull and unbewitching movie.
  6. 50
    The Snow White comedy Mirror, Mirror turns out to be not that terrible - or maybe it's that the terrible first half hour wears you down so much that the rest seems relatively pleasant.
  7. Reviewed by: Lawrence Toppman
    Mar 31, 2012
    50
    It's hampered further by a piece of star miscasting unmatched in recent memory: Julia Roberts' archly evil queen remains as jaw-droppingly dull as her costumes are jaw-droppingly gaudy.
  8. Reviewed by: Andy Klein
    Mar 30, 2012
    50
    The costumes and design are gorgeous enough to distract us from the wildly erratic tone – some of the time.
  9. Reviewed by: Forrest Wickman
    Mar 30, 2012
    50
    Mirror Mirror is an odd little fantasia of a movie - part jaunty adventure, part broad romantic comedy, part auteurist spectacle. Half the fun is figuring out what the hell you're watching.
  10. Reviewed by: Sandie Angulo Chen
    Mar 29, 2012
    50
    As Snow White, actress Lily Collins is a washout.
  11. Reviewed by: Mick LaSalle
    Mar 29, 2012
    50
    Cleverness won't carry it. Nothing less than overarching vision is required; otherwise, the audience will laugh for 10 minutes and then start to check out. And that pretty much states the problem of Mirror Mirror.
  12. Reviewed by: Manohla Dargis
    Mar 29, 2012
    50
    Consistently watchable, even when it drifts into dullness because Mr. Singh always gives you something to look at,
  13. Reviewed by: Ty Burr
    Mar 29, 2012
    50
    Just a limp, jokey family film that wants to have its fairy tale magic and its hip irony, too.
  14. Reviewed by: R. Kurt Osenlund
    Mar 29, 2012
    50
    For all its pomp and fabulosity, Mirror Mirror is actually Tarsem Singh's most minimalistic effort, a dialed-down game board of elaborate pieces that's akin to the human chess set captained by Julia Robert's evil Queen Clementianna.
  15. Reviewed by: Steve Persall
    Mar 29, 2012
    50
    Flat and polished is a fine condition for mirrors, not movies. There is imagination galore but no genuine magic in Mirror Mirror, a Grimmly disappointing take on Snow White's fairy tale.
  16. Reviewed by: Kimberley Jones
    Apr 5, 2012
    40
    This is fussy filmmaking, overly made-up (the costume mandate seems to include the buzzwords "coffee filters," "croquembouche," and "Day-Glo paint") and bereft of wit.
  17. Reviewed by: Neil Smith
    Apr 4, 2012
    40
    To borrow a line Roberts spits at Collins, there's something about Mirror that's incredibly irritating. Fingers crossed Huntsman has more edge.
  18. Reviewed by: Peter Bradshaw
    Apr 2, 2012
    40
    It's evasive and feeble; Julia Roberts is not a properly funny or satisfying villain, and yet neither is she the interestingly flawed, even sympathetic figure she might have been if the film had kept the all-important question she asks the mirror.
  19. Reviewed by: Olly Richards
    Apr 2, 2012
    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.
  20. Reviewed by: Justin Chang
    Mar 29, 2012
    40
    Poised between revisionist fairy tale and smirking sendup, this gaudy, over-frosted cream puff of a movie half-heartedly positions its famous heroine as a dagger-wielding proto-feminist, yet ultimately suffers the same fatal flaw as Julia Roberts' evil queen: It doesn't really care about anything except how pretty it looks.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 140 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 59
  2. Negative: 13 out of 59
  1. Mar 31, 2012
    8
    The critics really need to lighten up, this is pure fun entertainment. Mirror Mirror wasn't good, it was great. The cast was hilariouslyThe critics really need to lighten up, this is pure fun entertainment. Mirror Mirror wasn't good, it was great. The cast was hilariously perfect. Julia Roberts is a constant scene-stealer, Armie Hammer was the perfect prince, the dwarves were funny, and hot newcomer Lily Collins was solid. Goofy entertainment for the kids and the script was extremely funny, adults will love all the double entendre's and some social commentary on the upper classes that govern the people. Singh even managed to fit in some hilarious lines on forced inter-species intercourse that had me burst with laughter in the theatre. Stay for the credits to see Snow White's Bollywood-inspired end. Will definitely watch it again Full Review »
  2. Apr 1, 2012
    4
    Although it tries to be good, Mirror Mirror just ends up being what you would expect from a movie adaption of Snow White.
  3. Jul 22, 2012
    5
    Mirror Mirror is pretty enough and funny enough with enough good performances to please. Also this may not be Tarsem's best film because ofMirror Mirror is pretty enough and funny enough with enough good performances to please. Also this may not be Tarsem's best film because of its sort of cliche run of the story. I give this movie 52%. Full Review »