Hansel & Gretel
Hansel & Gretel (2002)

One of The Brothers Grimm's best loved fairy tales gets an overhaul using the latest in visual effects technology in this comedy-drama for the whole family. A little girl (Dakota Fanning) has a hard time getting to sleep, so her father… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 4, 2003
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Luke Sader
Hollywood Reporter

It would be hard to imagine a more feeble rendering of the 19th century Grimm Brothers tale.

Robert Koehler
Variety

While the picture stays to basic outline of the original story in opening and closing sections, the large middle is stuffed with badly staged slapstick and painful stabs at hip dialogue in an arch attempt to cater to modern kids.

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Nancy Churnin
Dallas Morning News

What it lacks is a coherent point of view or consistent tone.

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Chuck Wilson
L.A. Weekly

For trashing a classic, [Tunnicliffe] and his writing cohorts deserve a Grimm-style fate -- perhaps a long, slow boil in the witch's vat?

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Lafe Fredbjornson
It looks great, but it's a flawed bore. Not enough fantasy sequences are created, reducing its magic. It seems like a school play with people in costumed… More

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