Hansel & Gretel

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During a thunderstorm, the father of Katie (Dakota Fanning) and Andrew (Thomas Curtis) reads a story to help calm their nerves. The one he chooses is "Hansel and Gretel," in which the little boy (Jacob Smith) and girl (Taylor Momsen) of the title are left in a dangerous forest by their evil stepmother, but they make several magical friends. Then Hansel and Gretel are wandering alone when they stumble across a house made of candy -- but the woman inside is a witch who plans on eating Hansel.

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Critic Reviews for Hansel & Gretel

All Critics (5) | Top Critics (3) | Rotten (5)

  • It would be hard to imagine a more feeble rendering of the 19th century Grimm Brothers tale.

    October 31, 2002
  • What it lacks is a coherent point of view or consistent tone.

    October 24, 2002 | Rating: C | Full Review…
  • While the picture stays to basic outline of the original story in opening and closing sections, the large middle is stuffed with badly staged slapstick and painful stabs at hip dialogue in an arch attempt to cater to modern kids.

    October 21, 2002

    Robert Koehler

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    August 17, 2005 | Rating: 2/5
  • For trashing a classic, [Tunnicliffe] and his writing cohorts deserve a Grimm-style fate -- perhaps a long, slow boil in the witch's vat?

    October 24, 2002 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Hansel & Gretel

  • Jun 19, 2011
    Just a terrible movie, if I could give it zero stars I would. I'm on a crusade against dumb kids' movie and this movie reinforces that. It's not funny, it completely butchers the original story, it looks like crap (and smells like it too). If this movie was so bad that it's good, but it rdoesn't even manage to reach that. Just an outright disaster of a movie. It's, by far, one of the worst kids' movie I've ever seen, even worse than the recent Gulliver's travels. Epic fail of a movie this is. One last thing, I thought my 900th review on this website would be for a much better movie but those plans are all out the window now, here's to the 1000th being better.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Aug 20, 2007
    It looks great, but it's a flawed bore. Not enough fantasy sequences are created, reducing its magic. It seems like a school play with people in costumed roles.
    Lafe F Super Reviewer

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