*** out of **** "Mirror Mirror" is a simplistic, flawed screenplay saved by an abundance of good choices. For starters, Tarsem Singh (known professionally only as Tarsem) - the man behind such visual treats as "The Fall" and "The Cell" - is the director, and since he has a natural gift for lavish visuals that border on the surreal, putting him at the helm of a Snow White re-imagining was a good decision. Secondly, Tarsem seems to have made damn well sure that he got the best … more
MIRROR MIRROR Written by Melissa Wallack and Jason Keller Directed by Tarsem Singh Starring Julia Roberts, Lily Collins and Armie Hammer The Queen: Snow must do what snow does best - fall. The story of “Snow White” is one of the most beloved of all time. The Brothers Grimm fairy tale, in which a beautiful, young princess becomes the focus of envy of an evil Queen, and is cast out of her kingdom, has not only endured for centuries, but has also heavily influenced … more
By Joan Alperin Schwartz Mirror, mirror on the wall...Who's the fairest Of Us All? The answer to that question, is definitely Miss Julia Roberts, who plays Snow White's (Lily Collins) evil stepmother/queen, in director Tarsem Singh's new film, 'Mirror Mirror'. Ms Roberts absolutely nails the part. In fact, she is the only reason, … more
Star Rating: Mirror Mirror reinterprets the Snow White legend as a whimsical, lighthearted comedy appropriate for the whole family. Some will inevitably be turned off by this approach, but I found it to be quite pleasant and entertaining. It certainly is easy on the eyes; directed by Tarsem Singh, known for his beautifully offbeat visuals, the film is a triumph of art direction, set decoration, and costume design. The latter is especially prominent. All of the … more
Fun with good scripting and casting. This is what a fairy tale ought to be, with a touch of "ballroom" as well as an update to today's world of entertainment. Enjoy it even though I watched it through an iPad app for free!