Review: ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

Kristen Stewart in Snow White
Kristen Stewart in Snow White and the Huntsman © Universal Pictures

Mirror, mirror on the wall, is telling me that Kristen Stewart is the fairest of them all? Fairer than Charlize Theron? I don’t believe it, and you won’t either when you watch “Snow White and the Huntsman.” If by fairest, the mirror means that she’s pastier and more chipmunk-like in appearance, then yes Kristen Stewart is definitely the fairest of them all.

Even though the movie is a fairy tale, first-time director Rupert Sanders and his writers expect you to buy into some pretty farfetched ideas. Kristen Stewart being the most beautiful woman in the land is just one of them.

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Evan Crean

Hello! My name is Evan Crean. By day I work for a marketing agency, but by night, I’m a film critic based in Boston, MA who has been at it since 2009. I have written hundreds of movie reviews and celebrity interviews for I have also contributed pieces to In addition to publishing short form work, I am a co-author of the book Your ’80s Movie Guide to Better Living, which is available on CreateSpace and Amazon. On top of writing, I co-host and edit the weekly film podcast Spoilerpiece Theatre with two other Boston film critics. I’m a founding member and the current treasurer for the Boston Online Film Critics Association as well. Lastly, I’m the marketing director and a contributor to Boston Reel, a site dedicated to Boston’s independent film culture. Have any questions or comments about my work? Please feel free to email me (Evan Crean) at: ecrean AT reelrecon DOT COM .

3 thoughts on “Review: ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’

  • June 2, 2012 at 5:05 am

    Agree with everything you said, but C- is being too nice. 🙂

  • June 13, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    …heard mostly bad things about this but have just read a positive review that actually praises Stewart’s acting…didn’t think I’d see the day.

    • June 14, 2012 at 1:49 pm

      Wow that’s funny. Didn’t think I’d find a day where her acting would be praised either.

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