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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71%
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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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Robert Denerstein
Movie Habit

Musical trip into the woods looks great, but where is the magic?

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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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Michael Nordine
OZY

The entire third act feels like a tacked-on verse that has no place in the finished song.

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Wesley Morris
Grantland

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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Stefan Pape
HeyUGuys

An enchanting picture that is grounded by its distinct profundity.

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Flixster Audience Score: 53% Flixster User Reviews
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
Everett Johnson
I'm not much of a musical fan, but every now and then they are ok. "Into The Woods" is a musical about a couple who want to have a child and… More
Jim Hunter
Fairy tales, like "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "Sleeping Beauty," are mashed together in… More
Liam Gadd
The pacing and tone are all over the place, but stand-out performances from members of the cast, a gorgeous visual style and a number of heartfelt moments make… 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
Film Crazy
A uniquely original fairytale that throws out the old and brings in a new message for the kids to soak up! Amazing performances, my only problem is that i… More