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: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Chris Nashawaty
Entertainment Weekly

The first two-thirds of the film, which are like the Brothers Grimm's Greatest Hits on laughing gas, have a fizzy, fairy-dust energy.

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David Rooney
Hollywood Reporter

This twisty fairy-tale mash-up shows an appreciation for the virtues of old-fashioned storytelling, along with a welcome dash of subversive wit.

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Stella Papamichael
Digital Spy

This isn't a happily ever after kind of fairytale, but it seems that Marshall and Disney haven't really come to an agreement on what kind of story it should be and crucially, who it's aimed at.

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Alonso Duralde
TheWrap

The stage musical delightfully reminded audiences that while happy endings are possible, you should always be careful about what you've wished for. Now comes the movie version, and it's a singing and dancing manifestation of both of those ideas.

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Richard Lawson
Vanity Fair

There's no genuine heart beating at the center of the film. It's a dutiful but perfunctory adaptation, sapped of vim and spirit.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph

It's all vigorous fun, a wonderful, wintry entertainment, but its branches catch at your heart.

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Scott Foundas
Variety

If so much as one tween viewer adds Sondheim to his or her iPod playlist alongside the likes of "Let it Go," all will have been worthwhile.

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Jordan Adler
We Got This Covered

Rob Marshall rekindles the fire of the movie musical with the exceptionally performed, exquisitely designed Into the Woods.

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Tim Grierson
Screen International

A darkly comic, sneakily touching tale of a collection of fairy tale icons who discover how hard it is to find a happy ending ... ably demonstrates the staying power of Sondheim's 28-year-old tunes and the mythic resonance of Lapine's storytelling.

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Flixster Audience Score: 77% Flixster User Reviews
Liam Gadd
uh oh its wts....
Rob Marshall, DO NOT MESS THIS UP!
Kyle Wilson
Long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated Sondheim musical gets the Disney treatment and, surprisingly enough, it fits (mostly) like a glove. The ensemble cast is… More
Glenn Gaylord
ONCE UPON A TUNE - My Review of INTO THE WOODS (4 Stars) Many years ago, I saw the stage version of INTO THE WOODS in London. Unlike its original conception,… More
Philip Price
Director Rob Marshall (Chicago) returns to the musical with a film adaptation of Into the Woods, Stephen Sondheim's 1986 concoction that intertwines the… More