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 24, 2014
DVD 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.

Sophie Gilbert
The Atlantic

When it comes to navigating how to be both a family-friendly holiday crowdpleaser and a faithful adaptation of a tricky but profound musical, Into the Woods is mostly golden.

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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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Jason Bailey

It's not, in any easily describable way at least, a terrible movie. It's just a woefully forgettable one, staged with all the depth and flair of a halfhearted community theater production.

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Mara Reinstein
Us Weekly

A disclaimer: Despite a dizzying and delightful first half, the film ultimately devolves into a very grim fairy tale.

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Wesley Morris

The movie is a watchable, tuneful contraption.

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Francesca Rudkin
New Zealand Herald

Arguably, it could have been shorter, darker and potentially more rousing. But that might have ruined the fun.

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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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J. Olson

From its lengthy but rapid-fire opening musical number to Jack's soaring "Giants In The Sky," the project glows with talent, top to bottom.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
JY Skacto
Rob Marshall's Into the Woods goes in, then manages to get lost. The integration of characters from multiple fairy tales is an intriguing concept and… More
Carlos Magalh„es
A nearly unbearable musical that believes that a bloated, unfocused mishmash of several fairy tales is enough to be interesting, but it only manages to be a… More
Alice Shen
Sondheim and Lapine's dark and twisted musical retelling of fairy tales gets a fairly faithful, albeit PG adaptation. I, of course, have no big problem… More
Jim Hunter
Fairy tales, like "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Little Red Riding Hood," and "Sleeping Beauty," are mashed together in… More
Spencer S.
"Into the Woods" is Disney's latest attempt in trying to retain the creative rights to all known fairy tales. Already a powerhouse, and the main… More
Drake Tsui
Really makes you wonder why someone would make the conscience decision to adapt a good play into a mediocre film. The genres are separate for a reason and Into… More