An evil queen steals control of a kingdom and an exiled princess enlists the help of seven resourceful rebels to win back her birthright. —IMDb
Indian-born director Tarsem worked extensively in commercials and music videos before making his feature debut with the psycho-thriller “The Cell” (2000), a largely dreamlike film bringing life to the fantastical subconscious thoughts of a serial killer. Educated at a boarding school nestled in the Himalayas, Tarsem moved to the United States to study business at Harvard. After deciding to pursue film studies instead, the would-be director enrolled at Pasadena’s renowned Art Center College of Design where he developed his unique, visually dynamic style. Early work included a stint directing the 1990 Suzanne Vega video “Tired of Sleeping”, but he would become best known for his handling of R.E.M.‘s 1991 smash single “Losing My Religion”. Drawing on rarely used references like Soviet filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky and Baroque painter Caravaggio, Tarsem turned out a video that enchanted and confounded the audience, not unlike the effect the often misinterpreted song had. The video’s muted… read more
It's a funny thing that Tarsem would go and make the very movie, critics condemn him for making. While its a ravishingly well dressed picture, its set pieces seem to linger, and it lacks a crystal clear story to attract our attention. Furthermore, it simply does not hold up in comparison, with his earlier work which is of a higher caliber.
Well, it looked like at least Julia Roberts was having a fun time, too bad it didn't rub off on the audience. Pretty god-awful take on the Snow White tale that certainly paled next to 'Blanclanieves' and "Snow White and the Huntsman'. Beautiful costume design and a bollywood style performance over the credits are about the only redeeming qualities on display. Is this really the same Tarsem who directed "The Cell"?
Atravessamos um tempo onde surgiram diversas (e diferentes) adaptações do conto de fadas da Branca de Neve. Se a série “Once Upon A Time” tem conseguido ser uma lufada de ar fresco para a televisão… read review
Admittedly, I enjoyed this film more than I thought I would. It’s not very good as a whole and the lead actress sucks (but Julia Roberts is actually at her best) but I semi-liked it. I can’t really… read review
Inventive visualization. Overly precious dialog. An uncomfortable combination of classically styled English with modern slang. To their credit, the cast is remarkably capable of delivering the awful… read review