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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)



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

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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 an evil far greater than witches...their past. -- (C) Paramountmore
Rating: R (for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language)
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tommy Wirkola, Dante Harper, D.W. Harper
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 11, 2013
Box Office: $55.0M
Paramount Pictures/MGM - Official Site


Peter Stormare
as Berringer
Ingrid Bolso Berdal
as Horned Witch
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Critic Reviews for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

All Critics (129) | Top Critics (22)

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

Full Review… | May 17, 2016
New Zealand Herald

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

Full Review… | April 12, 2016

a disposable fairy tale ride

Full Review… | October 18, 2013
The National (UAE)

The best "Evil Dead" sequel we never got.

Full Review… | July 29, 2013
Cinema Crazed

Very lean and speedy... Its primary goal seems to be to entertain as quickly as possible and get the audience back out the door before the story gets old.

Full Review… | June 21, 2013
Common Sense Media

Another similarity it shares with Van Helsing is that it's not very good.

Full Review… | June 11, 2013
The Standard

Audience Reviews for Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

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 magical adventure. Instead we get a plastic version with hilariously annoying witches, two heroes who utter nothing but simplistic nonsense and a rushed plot that could be summed up on a stamp. Artificial, unintentionally funny and stupid movie making at its worst. Everyone involved should be ashamed of themselves. This film makes Van Helsing look like a masterpiece, and that's saying something.

Jens S.

Super Reviewer


Don't get excited. It's another entry into the fantasy/action genre (as per League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Van Helsing), with steampunk inspirations, alt soundtrack, and some little gore quotient. Add supposed to be catchy catchphrases whenere a baddie is dispatched and its pretty much predictable before the opening shots. Time passes quickly however and while not surprised you'll not be completely bored either.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

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 action and unrealistic weapons that wouldn't have existed given the 'time period' this movie seems to be set in. So you folks out there giving it bad rap for not meeting your standards, calm down. Its clearly not trying to. The only complaint I have is that it wasn't long enough. It's run time is just short of 90 minutes so they had ample room to expand a few scenes or even add new ones to flesh out the character development a little. A definite recommend for any action junkie.

The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff that wants to burn her accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is the responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents.

Manu Gino

Super Reviewer

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Quotes

Muriel: Gretel. Famous witch hunter, finally we meet.
Gretel: Who are you?
Muriel: I see you got my invitation?
Gretel: Say your name before my arrows rip out your throat!
Muriel: I go by many names, none of which you're worthy of pronouncing.
– Submitted by James W (2 years ago)
Hansel: I'm old fashioned but Gretel needs more convincing to clarify that someone is a witch.
– Submitted by Adam P (2 years ago)
Ben: When I am a grown up, I wanna hunt witches like you too do.
Gretel: We didn't ask for this Ben.
– Submitted by Adam P (2 years ago)
Gretel: You collected all this?
– Submitted by Adam P (2 years ago)

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