Chicago Sun-Times - 06/01/2012 3.5 stars out of 4 -- "SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN reinvents the legendary story in a film of astonishing beauty and imagination."
Wall Street Journal - 06/01/2012
"[W]oven from dazzling imagery, inspired design and a pair of powerful performances: Charlize Theron as Snow White's persecutor, Queen Ravenna, and Chris Hemsworth as the put-upon heroine's protector, the Huntsman of the title..."
Hollywood Reporter - 05/31/2012
"[T]he visual elements are riveting, with production designer Dominic Watson and costume designer Colleen Atwood making major statements with their fabulously detailed and rich-looking creations..."
Box Office - 05/31/2012 3 stars out of 5 -- "A dark and gritty take on the classic, Sanders succeeds mightily in the look and feel of his film..."
Los Angeles Times - 06/01/2012
"[A] baroque enchantment....It is an absolute wonder to watch and creates a warrior princess for the ages."
Rolling Stone - 05/31/2012
"Sanders' take on the classic fairy tale is as grim as, well, the Brothers Grimm originally intended. It has a darkness that seeps into the soul."
New York Times - 06/01/2012
"There is something exciting about how seriously SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN takes its themes."
Total Film - 06/01/2012 3 stars out of 5 -- "[D]irector Rubert Sander's is keen to subvert the original tale for goth-action thrills....The images are stark and effective..."
Sight and Sound - 07/01/2012
"[There] is a brave and understated finish....Not bad for a Tolkien-esque adventure as good-looking as it is spirited."
The enchanting Snow White (Kristen Stewart) joins forces with the fierce Huntsman (Chris Hemsworth), who was recruited by the diabolical Queen (Charlize Theron) to kill the fair beauty, and together they fight to rid their kingdom of evil in this bold new take on the fairy-tale classic from commercial director Rupert Sanders. Obsessed with being the fairest woman in the land, the Queen learns that Snow White will soon surpass her in beauty, and seeks to achieve immortality by consuming the young girl's heart. But the Huntsman is the only one capable of braving the dark forest to seek out Snow White. Threatened with death should he refuse to follow his order, the Huntsman finds Snow White, and begins training her for the arduous battle ahead. Meanwhile, a handsome prince (Sam Claflin) falls hopelessly under Snow White's spell. Ray Winstone, Ian McShane, Eddie Izzard, Bob Hoskins, Toby Jones, Eddie Marsan, and Stephen Graham co-star as the seven dwarfs.