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 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 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
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
It may flirt with disenfranchisement and female empowerment, but it doesn't have anything to really say about them.
February 4, 2020
Gretel & Hansel has a decent story with a good cast, but an incessantly dark atmosphere makes it a tough film to watch.
February 3, 2020
Hits all the D's - dark, dreary and dull.
February 2, 2020
Essentially an extension of the disturbing milieu, Alice Krige's performance is nearly enough to overcome the messy, threadbare plot.
February 1, 2020
"Gretel & Hansel" is within the reigns of a filmmaker who knows what they're doing , visually, and has found a plucky and believable heroine in Sophia Lillis whose engagement with the material is a satisfying touch in an otherwise hollow narrative frame.
February 1, 2020
...a visually arresting but tepid tailspin. Evidently, Gretel and Hansel are not the only ones that are led astray among the whispery woods in this uninvolving fractured fairy tale.
January 31, 2020
Here, however, the feeling of emptiness prevails. [Full Review in Spanish]
January 31, 2020
With Gretel & Hansel, Osgood Perkins is directing the hell out of a half-baked spin on the dark German fairytale
January 31, 2020
The movie is 87 minutes, but it feels long... Most of this is just visual weirdness.
January 31, 2020
On the plus side, this has very striking production design and impressive cinematography... [But] it's bleak where it should be intense. It's stylish, but not very scary.
January 31, 2020
A stylishly produced and atmospheric update of Hansel & Gretel, but emotionally and intellectually hollow with mediocre performances and not enough scares, surprises or imagination.
January 31, 2020
While it fails to provide real shudders, its highly developed sense of style creates a general mood of unease, and for some that will be enough.
January 31, 2020
It actually kind of feels like it was directed by three people.
January 31, 2020
It doesn't feel like there's any meat on this screenplay.
January 31, 2020
But even with its rich sense of style and intriguing coming of age twist, Gretel & Hansel's revisionist approach is too half-baked to totally work.
January 31, 2020
Minus scares or an intensely sinister setting, this "Gretel & Hansel" lives up to its billing as "grim." That's hardly enough.
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