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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face an evil far greater than witches...their past. -- (C) Paramount
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 15%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"If this long-delayed and blatantly pandering CGI malarkey is anything to go by, Hollywood's current craze for fairy tales isn't going to have a happy ending."
‑ Tom Charity, CNN.com
"The whole kidding trope, which you can bet was ordered by McKay and Ferrell, is pretty lame, and defeats the leads' attempts to bring shadings to cardboard cartoon characters."
‑ Richard Corliss, TIME Magazine
"a disposable fairy tale ride"
‑ James Luxford, The National
"Another similarity it shares with Van Helsing is that it's not very good."
‑ Matt Neal, The Standard
"[Director Tommy] Wirkola attempts to balance his over-the-top gore with gags, but the jokes often fall flat. The characters aren't very compelling either, and that's a problem in a film built around action."
‑ Forrest Hartman, Reno Gazette-Journal
"There isn't much to this beyond the poorly staged, rapidly edited violence; the witches, all but devoid of backstory, are basically canvasses for cartoon splatter."
‑ Ben Sachs, Chicago Reader
"At least it puts forth a sound message: Kids, avoid overdoing it on sweets -- especially candy that doubles as drywall."
‑ Claudia Puig, USA Today
"The best "Evil Dead" sequel we never got."
‑ Felix Vasquez Jr., Cinema Crazed
"a loud, obnoxious mess"
‑ Bill Gibron, Film Racket
"There may be some wit afoot, particularly with director-writer Tommy Wirkola's good-for-a-chuckle rethinking of the missing child notices adorning milk bottles, but the film is still just a one-note, hired guns story-with groupies."
‑ Elias Savada, Film Threat
"The movie settles for showers of gore with intermittent moments of spoofiness."
‑ Liam Lacey, Globe and Mail
"It's a grim fairy tale, all right."
‑ Keith Uhlich, Time Out New York
"Very lean and speedy... Its primary goal seems to be to entertain as quickly as possible and get the audience back out the door before the story gets old."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"I laughed quite often, at its brazen and unapologetic stupidity more than its intentional stabs at comedy."
‑ John Serba, MLive.com
"Imagine the elaborate plan: 'We use the sets left over from Red Riding Hood, add a candy house, throw in some aerial forest shots out of Twilight, keep it cheap. Steampunk it up, and have 'em wear leather, 'specially her. Lotsa cleavage.'"
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
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