Hansel & Gretel
Hansel & Gretel (2007)

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 27, 2007
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Critic Score: 73% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: Ghoulish genre-bending asian horror boasts impressive production design, but an unsatisfactory denouement.

Rob Nelson

Hardly innovative, but effective and handsomely produced, Hansel & Gretel puts the "grim" in Grimm while placing South Korean director Yim Phil-sung on the shortlist of Pan's Labyrinth emulators to trust.

Craig Phillips

The story gets a bit convoluted as it rolls on, rushing through a few too many plot points and explanations, but slowly builds the layers of dread.

Saxon Bullock

Making up for a selection of recent Asian Horror disappointments, this lush, surreal and brilliantly dark fairy tale is an entertaining and deliciously unsettling experience.

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Stephen Cole
Globe and Mail

It is a film that is just good enough to keep you hanging around to the end, at which point you leave the theatre feeling vaguely let down.

Anton Bitel
Eye for Film

This is consummate filmmaking, where every frame beguiles and unnerves in equal measure.

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Wendy Ide
Times (UK)

The production design is terrific - the colour palette is as lurid as a plate of cupcakes. But the film loses its tension in a baggy final act that overexplains the secret of the house.

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Tom Huddlestone
Time Out

It's inconsistent: too predictable and simplistic for adults, too disturbing and bloody for their offspring. It's hard to know who it's for.

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Justin Bowyer
Empire Magazine

Genuinely ghoulish and grim in the best Brothers Grimm tradition.

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Cath Clarke

Revenge by abandoned children on the treachery of grown-ups ought to be unsetting at the very least, if not spine-tingingly terrifying. But it's done so clumsily that nothing remotely spooky emerges.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Wahida K
If you think for a second, Hansel & Gretel the Original"fairy" tale is not really friendly tale. It is creepy. A creepy version of Hansel &… More
Tsubaki Sanjuro
Smart and well told fable, with a very dark edge. The film do seems to take too much time to tell the story, and for some reasons kind of repeats itself towards… More
Lady D'arbanville
A creative piece and a sisister tale, that seems all the more creepy because of it?s fairy tale connection. Having said that it?s not scary or particularly… More
Luke Baldock
The first word I can think of to describe this film is "Gorgeous". Every aspect of every scene. There wasn't a single shot I didn't want to… More
JY Skacto
<i>Hansel & Gretel</i> may be an early film on Pil-Sung Yim's directing resume, but this Korean fantasy thriller shows he is no rookie at… More
Lesley N
Young man crashes car into forest, gets rescued by three children and their doting parents and is taken to fairytale cottage in the woods. Which he doesn't… More