By The Associated Press, Associated Press
"Snow White & the Huntsman," a revisionist telling of the classic fairy tale, is only earning fair reviews from critics in its opening weekend.
Kristen Stewart stars as a warrior princess version of the title character, with Charlize Theron playing her wicked stepmother, the queen. AP Movie Critic Christy Lemire gave it three stars out of four, saying: "Astonishingly beautiful and breathtaking in its brutal imagery, 'Snow White & the Huntsman' is thrilling and frightening in equal measure, yet as bereft of satisfying substance as a poisoned apple."
Also opening this week is the horror sequel "Piranha 3DD," which wasn't shown to critics before opening day. Early reviews coming in Friday weren't promising.
Here's a look at how these movies and others fared on the top review websites as of Friday afternoon. Each score is the percentage of positive reviews for the film:
- "A Cat in Paris": Metacritic, 58; Movie Review Intelligence, 58.1; Rotten Tomatoes, 79. Average: 65.
- "Snow White & the Huntsman": Metacritic, 56; Movie Review Intelligence, 64.8; Rotten Tomatoes, 48. Average: 56.3.
- "Piranha 3DD": Metacritic, 42; Movie Review Intelligence, 39; Rotten Tomatoes, 19. Average: 33.3.
- "For Greater Glory": Metacritic, 36; Movie Review Intelligence, 42.1; Rotten Tomatoes, 17. Average: 31.7.
- "High School": Metacritic, 31; Movie Review Intelligence, 36.3; Rotten Tomatoes, 24. Average: 30.4.