Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

Critic Score

15%

User Score

53%
In theaters Jan 25, 2013
R, 1 hr. 27 min.

Trailer

Movie Info

Synopsis: 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
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Rated: R
Running Time: 1 hr. 27 min.
Genre: Action & Adventure, Comedy
Theater Release: Jan 25, 2013
DVD Release: Jun 11, 2013

Critic Reviews

Consensus: Alternately bloody and silly, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters fails as both a fantasy adventure and as a parody of same.
  • 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. More...
  • 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. More...
  • The movie settles for showers of gore with intermittent moments of spoofiness. More...
  • 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. More...
  • At least it puts forth a sound message: Kids, avoid overdoing it on sweets -- especially candy that doubles as drywall. More...
  • It's a grim fairy tale, all right. More...
  • Eighty-eight minutes of trash. More...
  • I doubt that they had Strike Anywhere matches in the 14th century, and I'm pretty sure nobody said things like "Whatever happens, stay cool." More...
  • What on Earth are Renner and Arterton doing in this godforsaken thing? More...
  • The good news is that the actors appear to be having fun. The bad news is that we're not. More...

User Reviews

  • Don't get excited. It's another entry into the fantasy/action genre (as per League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen and Van Helsing), with steampunk...
  • Revenge is sweeter than candy. Good Movie! Its not an intellectually stimulating movie. Its made to a hilariously entertaining popcorn flick with...
  • 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 watching, but...
  • It seems I'm in the minority yet again, as I found Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters to be a pretty good film. I thought it had a Sam Raimi/Buffy feel to...
  • You'd think a movie where Grimm characters Hansel and Gretel turn into gun-wielding, wisecracking witch hunting mercenaries would at the very least...
  • ** "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 top,...
  • three stars
  • It's so terrible that I had a fun time watching it. Nothing about it is good, but it certainly is a sight to see. I don't even see myself writing a...
  • A ridiculously outrageous and over the top twist on the classic fairytale that blends crazy action, blood-gushing gore, twisted horror and wicked...
  • I don't understand why they made this movie. The studio clearly didn't care enough to bother developing a script, and they plainly thought there was...