Snow White

  • PG
  • Caroline Thompson (2001)
  • Can / US
  • 84 min
Snow White
Film Review
Reviewed By
2 out of 5

Director Caroline Thompson successfully revived Anna Sewell's sense of social justice in her 1994 adaptation of Black Beauty. Here she attempts to put the Grimm back into a story that has become surprisingly unfamiliar since Disney's fanciful cartoon became the standard version. Consequently, Snow White is imperilled by a wicked stepmother who has gained control of her grieving father through the machinations of a green-eyed genie. Like Sigourney Weaver before her, Miranda Richardson revels in the beauty-fixated queen's venomous villainy, but Kristin Kreuk's inanimate performance makes her a dull heroine. More successful, however, is beanpole Vincent Schiavelli's casting as one of the seven dwarfs.

Plot Summary

Retelling of the classic fairy tale, starring Kristin Kreuk and Miranda Richardson. Beautiful princess Snow White has a fateful enemy - her wicked step-mother Elspeth. The queen's jealousy turns murderous when Snow White captures the heart of a visiting prince.

Cast and crew

Cast

Elspeth
Miranda Richardson
Snow White
Kristin Kreuk
John
Tom Irwin
Grandfather of Wishes
Clancy Brown
Hector
José Zuniga
Prince Alfred
Tyron Leitso
Monday
Michael Gilden
Tuesday
Mark J Trombino
Wednesday
Vincent Schiavelli
Thursday
Penny Blake
Friday
Martin Klebba
Saturday
Warwick Davis
Sunday
Michael J Anderson

Crew

Director
Caroline Thompson

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Available on video and DVD
Certificate PG
Categories
Drama