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: December 25, 2014
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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.

Lindsey Bahr
Associated Press

It's hard not to get swept up in the grand production of it all.

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Michael Phillips
Chicago Tribune

For years, composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's 1987 fairy tale mashup, written with librettist James Lapine, has hacked its way through the thicket of Hollywood development. And the movie now before us? Here's a relief: It's good.

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Josh Larsen

...musical numbers that veer toward the operatic, then turgid.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

With its ominous gnarled trees and enchanted look, Into the Woods is a place worth exploring.

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Richard Roeper

Rumbles on for too long and has some dry patches here and there-but just when we're growing fidgety, we get another rousing musical number or another dark plot twist, and we're back in business.

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Chris Barsanti

Disney's film of Stephen Sondheim's ironic fairy tale musical keeps the master's gorgeous melodies, knowing lyrics, and finger wagging intact.

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Alan Scherstuhl
Village Voice

Director Rob Marshall simply cuts from one tale to the next, isolating his actors. There's little sense that the fairytale space is a shared one -- it's just a bunch of noisy incident transpiring in unrelated treestands.

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David Edelstein
New York Magazine/Vulture

Corden is a wonderfully funny, self-effacing bloke - I'm thrilled at the prospect of seeing him nightly, hosting his own show after Colbert. Maybe he'll have Emily Blunt as a guest. It's her movie.

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Matt Pais

Falls off the stage.

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uh oh its wts....
Rob Marshall, DO NOT MESS THIS UP!
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