Here’s What Critics Are Saying About ‘The Huntsman: Winter’s War’ 

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This weekend, The Huntsman: Winter’s War rolls into theaters offering movie-goers a prequel to the Snow White legend. The trailers are loaded with eye-popping visuals and famous faces, but is it worth shelling out the cash to see it on the big screen? Let’s take a gander at some critics’ thoughts on the fantasy adventure…

“There is a decent movie buried in here somewhere, but with such powerhouse actresses, it’s dismaying that it feels so regressive from the first.”

-Lindsey Bahr [Associated Press]


“Overall, The Huntsman: Winter’s War feels like a movie that didn’t need making, but at least it justifies its existence.”

-Rafer Guzman [Newsday]


“[A] less-than-satisfying if occasionally entertaining fantasy romp that does feature some of the more talented actors on the planet.”

-Bill Zwecker [Chicago Sun-Times]

“Gowns aside, this thing’s a snooze: Events unfold tediously, and there are many scenes in which extras with dirty faces, playing demoralized townsfolk, mill about in a desultory fashion.”

-Stephanie Zacharek [Time Magazine]


“There needs to be urgency, shape, and emotional investment. In a word, a script. Otherwise, it’s just a two-hour Vogue fashion shoot highlighted by Emily Blunt riding bareback on a polar bear.”

-Chris Nashawaty [Entertainment Weekly]


Charlize Theron is offscreen for a full hour, presumably reading better scripts.”

-Mara Reinstein [Us Weekly]