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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Kristen Stewart
Charlize Theron
Sam Claflin
Chris Hemsworth
Ian McShane
Bob Hoskins
Eddie Izzard
Eddie Marsan
Stephen Graham
Toby Jones
Lily Cole
Sam Spruell
Nick Frost
Directors
Rupert Sanders
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Running Time
127 minutes

Snow White And The Huntsman
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Plot
When the king is murdered by his new bride Ravenna (Theron), his daughter Snow White is locked up for seven years. After her escape, the teenage Snow (Stewart) is pursued by Ravenna, who hires a grieving, sozzled Huntsman (Hemsworth) to bring her back. Dwarves, animals, a troll, an apple and a battle follow.


Verdict
A strong visual style tussles with flaccid storytelling in this ambitious retelling of Grimm. It won’t exactly have Walt Disney spinning in his secret ice chamber, but you may wish they spent more time worrying about what exactly the film is than who it’s for.


Reviewed by Dan Jolin

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