It’s hard to argue with director David Mackenzie's approach because what he achieves is damn near perfect for this material.
By cramming far too much material into 114 minutes, "The Huntsman: Winter’s War" feels rushed and incomplete.
There are some good one-liners and offbeat moments but the goal is more to provoke chuckles than guffaws.
A high-wire thriller, full of masterfully executed twists, captivating dialogue, and a wildly entertaining narrative that gallops along at a pace to make three hours evaporate in an instant.
U.S. Release Date: 2015-11-20
MPAA Rating: "PG-13" (Violence)
Genre: Science Fiction/Action
Director: Francis Lawrence
Cast: Jennifer Lawrence, Mahershala Ali, Sam Claflin, Julianne Moore, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Donald Sutherland, Woody Harrelson, Liam Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson, Natalie Dormer
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