Gretel & Hansel Reviews

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February 20, 2020
The scares are more in the sinister tone created by the filmmaker than in the shocking surprise appearances... as if Perkins knew that the story doesn't have enough [weight] for the movie's hour and a half. [Full review in Spanish]
February 20, 2020
Its appeal persists thanks to the strength of the story seen from a female perspective. [Full Review in Spanish]
February 20, 2020
If you're a film-lover...this is full-price. It started to feel a bit repetitive, but shortly after that, it kicks off into where it's going...
February 20, 2020
Gretel & Hansel is a triumphant work of sorceress-filled art and a film that will truly stand the test of time and become a staple in witch cinema.
February 16, 2020
This is grim, brother.
February 14, 2020
The film thrives within a dream-logic vibe, especially in Olivares' cinematography, with its heavy emphasis on symmetrical framing, stark contast and lush use of yellows and blues, evoking subliminal terror.
February 11, 2020
A beautiful new arthouse spin on the classic fairytale, this is the first true good horror movie of the new decade
February 9, 2020
The thick, woodsy production design, the very unsettling fairy tale unreality, and Alice Krige's terrific performance are pretty gratifying.
February 8, 2020
Gretel & Hansel is thematically muddled and sluggish, often relying on the splendid production design and score to push things along. It's easy to see what it's trying to accomplish, but the end result feels both disappointing and a tad derivative.
February 8, 2020
Stretching the Grimm tale out to feature length required both some padding and a deliberate pace, but there's lots of macabre imagination on display in the picture, and a bit of heart to balance the darkness.
February 7, 2020
Gretel and Hansel' is a bizarre and dark version for sure, but also a bit self-serving on the part of the director. Hidden within it all, gorgeous cinematography.
February 6, 2020
Atmosphere is to horror what ingredients are to stew. Without it, audiences would have nothing to chew on, so it's a good thing Gretel & Hansel, the latest adaptation of the Brothers Grimm fairy tale, is a feast for the eyes.
February 6, 2020
Gretel & Hansel is a trippy twist on Grimm that might have been more effective as a short than a feature, given its relative paucity of plot and world building. But it's bracing to see such an odd film on the big screen.
February 6, 2020
[F]or every challenging, provocative moment, there's another bit of formulaic boilerplate. The result is a movie that is wildly uneven and never settles into any kind of real groove.
February 5, 2020
This strange, austere, artful, violent retelling of the old fairy tale is one of those movies that's more moody than scary. It won't be to every taste, but it's weirdly poetic and mesmerizing.
February 5, 2020
Gretel and Hansel is an eerily effective slow burn that utilizes the tropes of horror to weave a densely layered coming-of-age fairy tale.
February 5, 2020
Gretel & Hansel comes off as a failed but honest attempt to do something new with a well-worn fairy tale - a gorgeous piece of art coupled with an interesting idea that just doesn't quite work. I
February 4, 2020
A Halloween-night psilocybin trip squirming with mythic symbolism.
February 4, 2020
It may flirt with disenfranchisement and female empowerment, but it doesn't have anything to really say about them.
February 4, 2020
Femininity, seen as both a curse and a gift, is the driving force in a film rich with symbolism and foreboding atmosphere
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