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Director Tarsem Singh brings high camp style to his fresh live-action take on the Brothers Grimm fairy tale "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs." This go-round, the handsome prince (Armie Hammer) is the center of attention, pursued equally by the evil Queen (Julia Roberts) and her fairest-of-them-all stepdaughter (Lily Collins). When the Queen banishes her competition to the forest, Snow White decides to fight back. With the help of a ragtag band of diminutive warriors, she leads a crusade to gain her kingdom and claim her prince. The end result is a bit leaden and somewhat charmless for a children's fairy tale. But remarkable costumes and grand set pieces go a long way to compensate.

Watch out for: Mild action violence, some rude humor, one semi-profane utterance.

Rated: A-II; MPAA: PG

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