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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Matt Neal
The Standard

No amount of good acting, quality singing and clever songs can cover the fact that it feels like ... two movies stuck together.

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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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Kelly Vance
East Bay Express

The story never seems to end. It just keeps lurching on, anti-climax after anti-climax.

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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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Stephen Rebello
Playboy Online

The movie may not deliver every Sondheim fanatic's hopes for a perfect cinematic Into the Woods but it makes for at least a respectable, if not remarkable night at the movies.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
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
KJ Proulx
Intertwining the classic Disney tales to make them seem like they take place all in the same universe was a very clever idea, and the execution here is near… 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
Julie B
This is one of those 2 hour movies that feels like it's 3 and a half. The performances were pretty solid, so not sure what is up with that. Just prepare… 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
Christian C
"Into the Woods" is a musical fairy tale told as an exceedingly long, run-on sentence. Although the performances were adequate and the film allowed… More