Review of Reviews - Mirror Mirror

  • The List
  • 23 April 2012
Mirror Mirror

What we said, and they said, about the new Julia Roberts-starring fairytale

What we said
Singh drops in a few visual flourishes, but he's weighed down by a script that relies heavily on Shrek-like modern snarkiness in period garb for its laughs, without any Shrek-like jokes.
The List

What they said
The film sleepwalks along confidently enough in its numb, semi-unfunny, semi-unserious way. But the tale's passion and subversion have been removed.
The Guardian

Mirror Mirror is not, thank goodness, something that could ever come out of a focus group. It's the opposite of Tim Burton's brash, chaotic, dispiritingly popular Alice In Wonderland: here, the artistry of the cast and crew leaps off the screen, not 3D computer graphics.

To borrow a line Roberts spits at Collins, there's something about Mirror that's incredibly irritating. Fingers crossed Huntsman has more edge.
Total Film

Singh, the man behind such quasi-surreal follies as The Fall and The Cell, offers his singular aesthetic vision to the template of the classic fairytale. The result is a colourful and sophisticated spin on a well-known tale, recommended for children of all ages.
Little White Lies

Mirror Mirror is out now on general release.

Mirror Mirror Trailer

Mirror Mirror

  • 2 stars
  • 2012
  • US
  • 1h 46min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Tarsem Singh
  • Cast: Lily Collins, Julia Roberts, Armie Hammer
  • UK release: 2 April 2012

Roberts stars as the narcissistic evil queen in this comic-fantasy twist on the Snow White story.

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