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Written and directed by Alex van Warmerdam, Grimm is an absurdist, decidedly black take on the Hansel and Gretel story. Set in modern day Holland, Grimm centers around siblings Marie (Halina Reijn) and Jacob (Jacob Derwig), who were sent to the forest under the pretext of gathering firewood while, unbeknownst to them, their impoverished family left for parts unknown. Before long, Marie and Jacob learn of their abandonment; all that is left from their parents is a brief note advising them to go to Spain and take up residence with their uncle. The first setback comes in the form of a smarmy… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Doesn't toy with the concept nearly enough for my tastes, content to be a vaguely quirky dark comedy."
‑ Eugene Novikov, Film Blather
"Definitely for the more adventurous viewer."
‑ Jon Popick, Planet Sick-Boy
"A reread of the Grimm tales may make this more of a film buff's outing, but frankly one shouldn't have to work so hard to make sense of these meanderings."
‑ Laura Clifford, Reeling Reviews
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