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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Critic Reviews

  1. Reviewed by: Stephanie Zacharek
    Mar 29, 2012
    85
    Mirror Mirror has a great deal of energy and wit and color, so much that it sometimes threatens to go right over the top. Somehow, though, it always stops short of being just too much.
  2. Reviewed by: Claudia Puig
    Mar 29, 2012
    75
    Singh brings cheeky humor, an eccentric sensibility and an enchanting look to his re-imagined tale.
  3. Reviewed by: Nick Pinkerton
    Mar 31, 2012
    70
    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.
  4. Reviewed by: J.R. Jones
    Mar 31, 2012
    70
    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 with Mellissa Wallack and Jason Keller, whose witty script retells the story of Snow White from the perspective of the wicked queen.
  5. Reviewed by: Linda Holmes
    Mar 30, 2012
    70
    The performance that lingers after the film like a fizzy champagne buzz is Hammer's. He remains at all times deeply and persuasively sexy, but he also commits utterly to sequences that require a level of silliness that not all traditionally gorgeous young actors can give themselves over to so completely.
  6. Reviewed by: Tasha Robinson
    Mar 29, 2012
    67
    All of Mirror Mirror is visually striking, even when it works on no other levels. But the humor is erratic, the heroism isn't necessarily compelling, and the whole thing feels like a grab bag of bits that don't entirely cohere.
  7. Reviewed by: James Berardinelli
    Mar 29, 2012
    63
    The result is mixed: the affable, family-friendly motion picture is lively enough to engage young viewers but will prove something of a challenge for anyone who has gone through puberty.
  8. Reviewed by: Roger Ebert
    Mar 28, 2012
    63
    Mirror Mirror is a sumptuous fantasy for the eyes and a pinball game for the mind, as story elements collide and roll around bumping into each other.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 139 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 »