Gretel & Hansel Reviews

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
It's got 'cult movie' written all over it [...] and audiences who tune into its unusual wavelength will no doubt be grateful for such a beautiful, frightening, intelligent new venture into an age-old nightmare.
January 30, 2020
"Gretel & Hansel" is as visually arresting as it is tedious, a 90-minute movie that really should have been a three-minute music video for Marilyn Manson or Ozzy Osbourne.
January 30, 2020
While [Perkins] offers a stunning feast for the eyes, the substance is likely to leave viewers still hungry.
January 30, 2020
Essentially the story of a young woman coming into her power, "Gretel & Hansel" is quietly sinister, yet too underdeveloped to truly scare.
January 30, 2020
And for all of the care that went into its look and its sound, the world of the film never feels more than halfway formed; in the rush to tie up its narrative loose ends, it leaves its more intriguing thematic ones hanging.
January 30, 2020
Gretel & Hansel may alienate some horror movie fans with its extremely leisurely pacing and emphasis on atmosphere and mood rather than visceral shocks. But while the film certainly demands patience, it provides ample rewards with its lush stylization.
January 29, 2020
Everything about this high-concept movie feels like a male screenwriter's third-best idea at a Hollywood pitch meeting; I can't believe all the ways Perkins elevates it into art.