Gretel & Hansel Reviews

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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
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 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 4, 2020
A Halloween-night psilocybin trip squirming with mythic symbolism.
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
February 3, 2020
Feels right at home amongst the work of such Italian masters as (Dario) Argento and Mario Bava, whose films often felt like they took place inside a nightmare where plot didn't matter so much as atmosphere and mood.
February 3, 2020
This is Young Adult horror at its finest.
February 3, 2020
The movie starts with a feeling of unease that doesn't let up until after you leave the theater.
February 3, 2020
If Gretel & Hansel doesn't turn out to be one of the year's genre highlights, 2020 will be a very good year at the movies indeed.
February 3, 2020
The film's first achievement is the most obvious: selecting Sophia Lillis. [Full review in Spanish]
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