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Snow White: The Fairest of Them All2002

Snow White: The Fairest of Them All (2002)





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One of the Brothers Grimm's best-loved fairy tales gets a lavish new presentation in this made-for-TV fantasy. John (Tom Irwin) and Josephine (Vera Farmiga) are a poor but good-hearted peasant couple who are blessed with a child relatively late in life. Sadly, Josephine died while giving birth to her daughter and John struggles to raise the child on his own. While foraging for food during an especially hard winter, John breaks down and cries, and his tears inadvertently thaw out a mystical creature who was frozen in ice, the Green-Eyed One (Clancy Brown). The Green-Eyed One expresses his gratitude by offering John three wishes and John asks that his daughter never know hunger, that he have a kingdom in which to raise her, and a queen at his side to help her grow to adulthood. The Green-Eyed One complies, but it turns out there's a catch: John becomes king, but his queen is Elspeth (Miranda Richardson), a power-hungry shrew with no love for her new stepdaughter. As John's daughter Snow White (Kristin Kruek) grows to become a beautiful young woman, Elspeth's hatred of her grows and grows, and in time Snow finds herself banished from the kingdom by her stepmother. Snow, however, is befriended by a group of magical little men, each of whom is named for a day of the week.


Kristin Kreuk
as Snow White
Miranda Richardson
as Queen Elspeth
Tom Irwin
as King John
Tyron Leitso
as Prince Alfred
Penny Blake
as Thursday
Warwick Davis
as Saturday
Clancy Brown
as The Grandfather of Wishes
Campbell Lane
as Magistrate
Rob Roy
as Minister No.1
Peter Hall
as Minister No.2
Shaine Jones
as Palance Attendant
Karen Konoval
as Crone Elspeth
Michelle Harrison
as Lady in Waiting No.1
Michelle Martineau
as Lady in Waiting No.2
Stacee Copeland
as Lady in Waiting No.3
Lauren Kennedy
as Child No.1
Nicole Robert
as Kitchen Worker
Milana Orchard
as Baby Snow White
Teal Warris
as Baby Snow White
Janelle Rancourt
as Girl on Road
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Critic Reviews for Snow White: The Fairest of Them All

All Critics (2) | Top Critics (1)

The movie is a technical marvel with skillful but gruesome makeup and costumes from Norma Hill Patton, Gitte Axen and Nancy Bryant, respectively.

November 7, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Thompson's directorial vision definitely takes a cue from Tim Burton, but with a more universal sweetness.

October 10, 2008 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Snow White: The Fairest of Them All

it was great, loved it, Miranda Richardson was great in it

Andreia Cordeiro
Andreia Cordeiro

Super Reviewer

Faded tiny bit away from the tale but I think Kristin Kreuk was the very best choice as Snow White.

Wahida K
Wahida K

Super Reviewer


An extremely bizarre, yet still very imaginative and entertaining adaptation of the classic tale. The casting is a nice bonus as well.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

Super Reviewer

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