Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters
Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

After getting a taste for blood as children, Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) have become the ultimate vigilantes, hell bent on retribution. Now, unbeknownst to them, Hansel and Gretel have become the hunted, and must face… More

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Rated: R
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Release Date: January 25, 2013
DVD Release Date: June 11, 2013
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Critic Score: 15% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Alternately bloody and silly, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters fails as both a fantasy adventure and as a parody of same.

Tom Charity

If this long-delayed and blatantly pandering CGI malarkey is anything to go by, Hollywood's current craze for fairy tales isn't going to have a happy ending.

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Richard Corliss
TIME Magazine

The whole kidding trope, which you can bet was ordered by McKay and Ferrell, is pretty lame, and defeats the leads' attempts to bring shadings to cardboard cartoon characters.

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Sonny Bunch
Washington Free Beacon

Viewing the film in IMAX 3D was less an experience than an endurance test.

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Ben Sachs
Chicago Reader

There isn't much to this beyond the poorly staged, rapidly edited violence; the witches, all but devoid of backstory, are basically canvasses for cartoon splatter.

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Claudia Puig
USA Today

At least it puts forth a sound message: Kids, avoid overdoing it on sweets -- especially candy that doubles as drywall.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters ends with the suggestion that there is more to come. That seems overly optimistic.

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Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

The movie settles for showers of gore with intermittent moments of spoofiness.

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Keith Uhlich
Time Out

It's a grim fairy tale, all right.

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J. Olson

A cinematic Rube Goldberg machine, stocked with attention-grabbing but incongruous moving parts, working in concert to achieve nothing.

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Flixster Audience Score: 54% Flixster User Reviews
Jens S.
The idea of telling the classic fairy tale of Hansel and Gretel within the first five minutes and then make them grown-up with hunters could have made for a fun… More
KJ Proulx
Straying impossibly far away from it's source material, "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunter's" is the type of film that you can have a blast… More
Kevin M. Williams
Don't get excited. It's another entry into the fantasy/action genre (as per League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Van Helsing), with steampunk… More
Nate Zoebl
You'd think a movie where Grimm characters Hansel and Gretel turn into gun-wielding, wisecracking witch hunting mercenaries would at the very least keep… More
Manu Gino
Revenge is sweeter than candy. Good Movie! Its not an intellectually stimulating movie. Its made to a hilariously entertaining popcorn flick with over-the-top… More
Everett Johnson
** "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters". The title pretty much says all you need to know right there about this. It's campy, cheesy, way over the… More