With few exceptions, everything in this movie floored me with its intensity. So there are parts of this review that get a little nit-picky, just see the movie anyway.
A little slow at first, but it’s the only time that the movie will be at that pace, so catch your breath early.
Saoirse Ronan is great in the title role. There are other actors, like Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett, who do well themselves, but Ronan still steals the show.
Garish and fantastic sets accent the “fairy tale” feeling of the film. The fight photography is pretty good too.
It’s too bad one or two of the fights isn’t that good. This has the tendency to hold back entire scenes from their full potential.