Hansel & Gretel
Hansel & Gretel (2007)

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 27, 2007
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ghoulish genre-bending asian horror boasts impressive production design, but an unsatisfactory denouement.

Rob Nelson
Variety

Hardly innovative, but effective and handsomely produced, Hansel & Gretel puts the "grim" in Grimm while placing South Korean director Yim Phil-sung on the shortlist of Pan's Labyrinth emulators to trust.

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Craig Phillips
GreenCine

The story gets a bit convoluted as it rolls on, rushing through a few too many plot points and explanations, but slowly builds the layers of dread.

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Saxon Bullock
Film4

Making up for a selection of recent Asian Horror disappointments, this lush, surreal and brilliantly dark fairy tale is an entertaining and deliciously unsettling experience.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

It is a film that is just good enough to keep you hanging around to the end, at which point you leave the theatre feeling vaguely let down.

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Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

This is consummate filmmaking, where every frame beguiles and unnerves in equal measure.

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Wendy Ide
Times [UK]

The production design is terrific - the colour palette is as lurid as a plate of cupcakes. But the film loses its tension in a baggy final act that overexplains the secret of the house.

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

It's inconsistent: too predictable and simplistic for adults, too disturbing and bloody for their offspring. It's hard to know who it's for.

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Justin Bowyer
Empire Magazine

Genuinely ghoulish and grim in the best Brothers Grimm tradition.

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Cath Clarke
Guardian

Revenge by abandoned children on the treachery of grown-ups ought to be unsetting at the very least, if not spine-tingingly terrifying. But it's done so clumsily that nothing remotely spooky emerges.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
If you think for a second, Hansel & Gretel the Original"fairy" tale is not really friendly tale. It is creepy. A creepy version of Hansel &… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Smart and well told fable, with a very dark edge. The film do seems to take too much time to tell the story, and for some reasons kind of repeats itself towards… More
Lady D'arbanville
A creative piece and a sisister tale, that seems all the more creepy because of it?s fairy tale connection. Having said that it?s not scary or particularly… More
Luke Baldock
The first word I can think of to describe this film is "Gorgeous". Every aspect of every scene. There wasn't a single shot I didn't want to… More
JY Skacto
<i>Hansel & Gretel</i> may be an early film on Pil-Sung Yim's directing resume, but this Korean fantasy thriller shows he is no rookie at… More
Lesley N
Young man crashes car into forest, gets rescued by three children and their doting parents and is taken to fairytale cottage in the woods. Which he doesn't… More