• Released
  • February 8, 2013
  • PG-13 , 1 hr 40 min
  • Period Film
    Historical Epic
  • 17 Fan Ratings
70

The Hollywood Reporter

A visually lavish epic fantasy that happily marries the latest advances in CGI and action techniques with ancient Chinese fable and a Buddhist atmosphere.
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60

NPR

By Mark Jenkins
This China/Hong Kong co-production flips the formula: The fantastic images are solid, but the action is less substantial.
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50

Slant Magazine

The film looks so glossy, plasticized, and unreal that all you end up thinking about is special effects.
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50

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
A mad, laugh-out-loud mashup of “The Little Mermaid,” “Harry Potter,” assorted vampire tales, “Pan’s Labyrinth,” the disaster epic “2012” and oh – “Pokemon” – just to impose the cinematic precedents on display here, Sorcerer is a Chinese twist on the reliable sword and sorcery genre which caused Hollywood to impose “Clash of the Titans” and “Immortals” on the undeserving.
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50

Variety

By Justin Chang
Overblown saga of shape-shifting demons, butt-kicking clerics and the perils of interspecies romance occasionally dazzles but finally frazzles with its relentless visual assault, embedding Jet Li and his capable castmates in one screensaver-ready fantasy backdrop after another.
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25

The Playlist

By Oliver Lyttelton
Perhaps hardcore Jet Li fans will be able to get some joy out of it, but we'd suspect that even they will struggle with this one.
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20

Village Voice

Visually unspectacular and emotionally stillborn, The Sorcerer and the White Snake fails as both a fantasy and a romance.
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41 out of 100
Mixed or average reviews
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