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New Huntsman Winter’s War movie got mostly negative reviews from top critics. Universal Pictures released their new fantasy/action/drama flick, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War,” into theaters this weekend, and all the top critics have delivered their official opinions of it.

Unfortunately, for this film, they didn’t seem too pleased at all, giving it just an overall 35 score out of a possible 100 across 40 reviews at

Chris Nashawaty from Entertainment Weekly, gave it a really less than stellar 58 score, saying: “It’s the movie equivalent of a cake that’s all frosting.”

Jason Solomons from TheWrap, gave it a 55 grade. He said: “If all else fails, at least it’s a movie smart enough to know that, frankly, you can’t beat Charlize Theron, covered in gold, shooting lethal spiky tentacles out of her midriff.”

Katie Walsh over at the Chicago Tribune, gave it a 50 score. She claims: “Every time Charlize Theron is on screen, the movie gets crazy campy, and therefore at least somewhat interesting.”

Bill Zwecker over at the Chicago Sun-Times, gave it a 50 score as well, stating: “The mishmash of filmmaking makes it clear this was a movie made by committee — and clearly that committee was composed of folks who were not all on the same page when it came to spinning what could have been a much more engaging piece of fantasy storytelling.”

Tom Russo from the Boston Globe, gave it a 50 grade, stating: “Pretty uninspired material for a dream-teaming of actresses who currently rate among the edgiest of them all.”

Leslie Felperin from The Hollywood Reporter, gave it a 50 score, saying: “It’s passably entertaining, and like the last one breathtakingly crafted, especially Colleen Atwood’s microscopically detailed costumes.”

Stephen Whitty from the New York Daily News, gave it a 40 score. He said: “The film borrows plenty, but it brings nothing new.”

Brian Truitt from USA Today, gave it a 38 score. He said: “It’s a dunderheaded follow-up, for sure, but it’s at least buoyed by Chris Hemsworth’s charisma and the few times where Winter’s War embraces complete camp.”

Christy Lemire from, gave it a 38 grade. She stated: “If you liked “Frozen” but wish it had been angrier, The Huntsman: Winter’s War is for you.”

Rebecca Keegan from the Los Angeles Times, gave it a 30 score, stating: ” A convoluted narrative yields not a single, palpable moment of drama.”

Guy Lodge over at Variety, gave it a 30 score, saying: “The sheer abundance of on-screen ornamentation isn’t quite enough to make The Huntsman: Winter’s War a beautiful film…. Still, it’s one that has been exhaustively designed by many hands — which only further shows up its inelegant patchwork in the writing department.”

Sara Stewart from the New York Post, gave it a 25 grade. She said: “This incoherent screenplay seems to have been written by a roomful of the gorilla-like trolls who show up in the movie at one point.”

Mick LaSalle over at the San Francisco Chronicle, gave it a 25 score, claiming: “A resoundingly unlovable movie that almost resists being watched.”

Peter Travers from Rolling Stone, gave it a 25 score. He said: “Nothing can match seeing Theron and Blunt try to out-camp each other, providing the only glimmer of entertainment in a film dedicated to being ponderous. No one sings “Let It Go,” but my advice to audiences is to do just that before mistakenly buying a ticket.”

Lastly, A.O. Scott from The New York Times, gave it a really bad 10 score, claiming: “Its badness is not extreme, but exemplary: It’s everything wrong with Hollywood today stuffed into a little less than two hours.” Stay tuned.

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