• Released
  • March 29, 2013
  • (Limited)
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 44 min
  • Action/Adventure
    Art House/Foreign
100

New York Post

By Farran Smith Nehme
Pablo Berger’s Blancanieves is the purest, boldest re-imagining of silent cinema yet.
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100

The Guardian

By Peter Bradshaw
It is extremely pleasurable to watch, and shows every sign of having been extremely pleasurable to make.
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100

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
It is a full-bodied silent film of the sort that might have been made by the greatest directors of the 1920s, if such details as the kinky sadomasochism of this film's evil stepmother could have been slipped past the censors.
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90

Wall Street Journal

By Joe Morgenstern
The silents, as this film suggests, achieved aesthetic marvels before sound came along to set things back for a while.
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90

Village Voice

The new film from Spanish writer-director Pablo Berger is a silent, black-and-white film so witty, riveting, and drop-dead gorgeous that moviegoers may forget to notice that they can't hear the dialogue.
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88

Chicago Tribune

By Michael Phillips
Best of all: the musical score by Alfonso de Vilallonga. It's terrific — witty, symphonically lush and shrewdly informed by flamenco strains throughout.
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83

The Playlist

By Gabe Toro
You don’t need to know the resume of Maribel Verdú to know that the “Y Tu Mama Tambien” star is this film’s meal ticket. With an equal division of screentime with her co-star, Verdú’s ferocious sexuality projects that she was meant to become the fairest of them all by sheer force of will.
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83

indieWIRE

By Eric Kohn
If nothing else, Blancanieves offers an excellent case for revisiting the early days of cinema -- and for recognizing how much has been lost in its absence. While "The Artist" recalled the silent film industry, Blancanieves solely pays tribute to the art.
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80

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
We’re not in Disney’s world. Berger knows his Grimm, and he suffuses his entrancing fairy tale with a moving sense of melancholy.
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80

Time Out New York

By Joshua Rothkopf
Expressively (Berger knows his grammar), a white communion dress is dipped in black dye as her custodial grandmother passes away and an evil castle beckons.
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82 out of 100
Universal acclaim
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