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Snow White and the Huntsman

  • Action
  • Fantasy
  • 2012
  • Rupert Sanders
  • 121 mins
  • 12A

Summary

Fantasy adventure starring Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron. Snow White is on the run from her evil stepmother who has sent a group of men into the woods to capture her. But the huntsman leading the search learns that he is also a victim of the Queen's duplicity and aims to protect the girl - even if she seems quite capable of looking after herself.

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Review

A star rating of 3 out of 5.

Twilight star Kristen Stewart seems ideally cast in this gloomy retelling of the Snow White story, but Charlize Theron makes a deeper impact as the queen who wants her dead for fear of being usurped. The queen's inability to come to terms with her fading beauty - and the power entwined with it - makes her an interesting, tragic figure, an idea overplayed in flashbacks to her childhood. Conversely, the love triangle between Snow White, the Huntsman who finds her in the woods (Chris Hemsworth) and the nobleman William (Sam Claflin) feels underdeveloped. There isn't any chemistry, either, between Stewart and the stony-faced Hemsworth. Making his debut, British director Rupert Sanders shows a more confident hand with the visuals, creating a sumptuous fairy-tale world, and the dwarves (including Ray Winstone and Ian McShane) add a welcome dash of humour. The overall look is seductively stormy, but looks are skin-deep - this is just a bit of fun dressed up as something more.

Credits

Cast

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Snow WhiteKristen Stewart
The HuntsmanChris Hemsworth
Queen RavennaCharlize Theron
BeithIan McShane
WilliamSam Claflin
CollToby Jones
NionNick Frost
GortRay Winstone
GretaLily Cole
DuirEddie Marsan
Duke HammondVincent Regan
MuirBob Hoskins
AnnaRachael Sterling
QuertJohnny Harris
King MagnusNoah Huntley
FinnSam Spruell
ThomasMark Wingett
PercyMatt Berry
AldanJoey Ansah
GusBrian Gleeson

Crew

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DirectorRupert Sanders

Details

Theatrical distributor
Universal
Released on
2012-05-25
Languages
English
Guidance
Edited for violence.
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour

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