The Sorcerer and the White Snake Synopsis
A sorcerer discovers an herbalist has fallen in love with a thousand-year-old White Snake.
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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...
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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”...
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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...
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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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So-So movie

By bookingsinaserae
its ok, didnt really keep my focus on the movie....

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Rated PG-13 | For for sequences of fantasy action violence, some frightening images and sensuality
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says OK for kids 13+ Beautiful martial arts fantasy with scary imagery, violence.
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