Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Reviews

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Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
July 29, 2013
The best "Evil Dead" sequel we never got.
Jeffrey M. Anderson
Common Sense Media
June 21, 2013
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 | Original Score: 3/5
Rich Cline
Contactmusic.com
March 1, 2013
Made in Germany, this raucous adventure merrily refuses to follow the usual Hollywood route of blanding-down a fairy tale for the lowest common denominator (see both Snow White movies last year).
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Alan Jones
Radio Times
March 1, 2013
[A] fast and furious all-action continuation of the classic fairy tale ...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Tim Evans
Sky Movies
February 27, 2013
Gore hounds will relish the sliced appendages count but - with a sharper script - you can't help thinking this could really have cast a spell.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Andy Lea
Daily Star
February 26, 2013
Yes, it's utter trash. But if, like me, you've spent weeks sitting through overlong, award-baiting dramas, this gleefully cheesy treat should hit the spot.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Kevin A. Ranson
MovieCrypt.com
February 3, 2013
... a guilty pleasure film... pokes (fun) at pop culture and other similar fantasy action films. Purists and "flim buffs" will want to steer clear... to avoid its taint...
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4.0
Shaula Clark
Boston Phoenix
January 30, 2013
[A] craptastic orgy of gore - one that's way better than it has any right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Dominic Corry
Flicks.co.nz
January 29, 2013
It's never boring, but it also never gets beyond averagely good.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Katerina Sakkas
FILMINK (Australia)
January 28, 2013
a veritable goldmine of rip-roaring popcorn entertainment, so outrageous in execution yet so disciplined in pacing that it becomes increasingly easier to immerse oneself with each passing second.
Pete Vonder Haar
Houston Press
January 27, 2013
I counted at least six occasions when Renner could've led with, "This ... is my BOOM STICK."
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Michael A. Smith
MediaMikes
January 27, 2013
Full of exploding heads and set in that weird movie land where the people still ride horses, light their homes with candles and possess automatic weapons...
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Matt Donato
We Got This Covered
January 26, 2013
Much like the candy that lures in Hansel and Gretel, Wirkola's fairy tale transformation is a tasty indulgence - admittedly not for everybody, but a treat for those with the proper sweet tooth.
Full Review | Original Score: 7/10
Top Critic
Tom Russo
Boston Globe
January 26, 2013
Wirkola tears through "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" with such giddy abandon, it ends up being splattery fanboy fun. Preposterous, clearly, but fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Daniel M. Kimmel
Sci-Fi Movie Page
January 26, 2013
If the very title has you rolling your eyes, don't even bother. If, however, it makes you think you'd like to see their further adventures, by all means take a chance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
Scott Weinberg
FEARnet
January 25, 2013
For those who care to look past the obvious silliness of the whole affair, there's actually some weird but quality craftsmanship at work.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5
William Bibbiani
CraveOnline
January 25, 2013
It's lowbrow, it knows it, and that makes it a nice, kind of tawdry fun.
Full Review | Original Score: 6.5/10
Greg Maki
Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)
January 25, 2013
By any serious measure, "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" is not a good movie. ... Yet I found this jumbled hodgepodge strangely entertaining.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
Nell Minow
Beliefnet
January 24, 2013
Cheeky anachronisms, some rocking fight scenes, and a brief running time so that it's over before you get tired of it.
Full Review | Original Score: B-
James Luxford
The National
October 18, 2013
a disposable fairy tale ride
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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