Into the Woods
Into the Woods (2014)

"Into the Woods" is a modern twist on several of the beloved Brothers Grimm fairy tales, intertwining the plots of a few choice stories and exploring the consequences of the characters' wishes and quests. This humorous and… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: March 24, 2015
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: On the whole, this Disney adaptation of the Sondheim classic sits comfortably at the corner of Hollywood and Broadway -- even if it darkens to its detriment in the final act.

Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

With the exception of Meryl Streep (as the Witch) and James Corden (as the Baker), the cast is bland, and the bombastic orchestrations tend to steamroll the nuances of Sondheim's score.

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Ty Burr
Boston Globe

Marshall's film captures enough of the emotions that course through this sneaky fairy tale about childish things like love, sex, grief, insecurity, abandonment, and forbearance.

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Witney Seibold
Legion of Leia

Marshall seems to have missed the point entirely, giving us one of the most straightforward, blandest interpretations of a satire imaginable.

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Cath Clarke
Time Out

If you go down to the woods today... you'll find A-listers dressed like 'Game of Thrones' extras belting out showtunes.

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Steven Rea
Philadelphia Inquirer

A jolly mash-up of symbol-laden, signature once-upon-a-time tales about lust, envy, greed, and misguided pursuits of happiness.

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Wesley Lovell
Cinema Sight

It's the best Sondheim adaptation, but that's not saying much.

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Wesley Morris

The movie is a watchable, tuneful contraption.

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Stephen Holden
New York Times

"Into the Woods," the splendid Disney screen adaptation of the Stephen Sondheim-James Lapine musical, infuses new vitality into the tired marketing concept of entertainment for "children of all ages."

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James Kendrick
Q Network Film Desk

some of the violence and, in particular, more explicitly sexualized aspects of the original production have been eliminated or softened, although the overall tone remains decidedly dark and complicated

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Flixster Audience Score: 50% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Rob Marshall's Into the Woods goes in, then manages to get lost. The integration of characters from multiple fairy tales is an intriguing concept and… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A nearly unbearable musical that believes that a bloated, unfocused mishmash of several fairy tales is enough to be interesting, but it only manages to be a… More
Alice Shen
Sondheim and Lapine's dark and twisted musical retelling of fairy tales gets a fairly faithful, albeit PG adaptation. I, of course, have no big problem… More
Jim Hunter
Fairy tales, like "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "Sleeping Beauty," are mashed together in… More
Spencer S.
"Into the Woods" is Disney's latest attempt in trying to retain the creative rights to all known fairy tales. Already a powerhouse, and the main… More
Drake Tsui
Really makes you wonder why someone would make the conscience decision to adapt a good play into a mediocre film. The genres are separate for a reason and Into… More