'Mirror Mirror' review roundup: 'Reflects badly on everyone involved'
Based on early reviews, it isn't looking like the Roberts version is the fairest of them all. Here's a quick round-up of reviews:
In a review titled, "A Snow White That Wants to be Funny, and Isn't," TIME's Richard Corliss writes, "Mirror Mirror, a tart twist on the Snow White fable, fumbles nearly every opportunity to be funny: the dialogue is flat, straining for wit it never achieves, and the pace is torpid when it should be bustling."
"[T]he dialogue is rather flat, the movie sort of boring, and there's not much energy in the two places it should really be felt: Between the Queen and Snow White, and between Snow and the Prince," writes Roger Ebert in the Chicago Sun Times.
In a three (out of four) star review (one of the few positive ones out there), USA Today's Claudia Pulg, says, "'Mirror Mirror's' spectacular production design, inventive costumes and sophisticated visual flair, paired with a sweet message of true love, make for a vividly enjoyable retelling."
In Rolling Stone, critic Peter Travers writes, "I've been told the movie plays best with very young girls. That's an insult very young girls should not be forced to endure. Who wants to see a fairy tale that weighs a ton? Mirror Mirror reflects badly on everyone involved."