Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Reviews

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March 1, 2013
It's an appalling, insulting and cynical mess from start to finish.
February 28, 2013
It's a film which is so demeaningly bad, so utterly without merit, that there is a kind of purity in its awfulness.
February 27, 2013
There's rarely a moment where you don't feel like there's at least one reel of footage missing.
February 5, 2013
If this long-delayed and blatantly pandering CGI malarkey is anything to go by, Hollywood's current craze for fairy tales isn't going to have a happy ending.
February 4, 2013
There isn't much to this beyond the poorly staged, rapidly edited violence; the witches, all but devoid of backstory, are basically canvasses for cartoon splatter.
February 4, 2013
The movie settles for showers of gore with intermittent moments of spoofiness.
February 4, 2013
The whole kidding trope, which you can bet was ordered by McKay and Ferrell, is pretty lame, and defeats the leads' attempts to bring shadings to cardboard cartoon characters.
February 4, 2013
At least it puts forth a sound message: Kids, avoid overdoing it on sweets -- especially candy that doubles as drywall.
February 4, 2013
It's a grim fairy tale, all right.
February 4, 2013
Eighty-eight minutes of trash.
Top Critic
January 30, 2013
I doubt that they had Strike Anywhere matches in the 14th century, and I'm pretty sure nobody said things like "Whatever happens, stay cool."
January 29, 2013
What on Earth are Renner and Arterton doing in this godforsaken thing?
January 28, 2013
The good news is that the actors appear to be having fun. The bad news is that we're not.
January 26, 2013
Wirkola tears through "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" with such giddy abandon, it ends up being splattery fanboy fun. Preposterous, clearly, but fun.
January 26, 2013
For all the perspiration in jazzing up an old yarn, there's not a whiff of originality in how Wirkola engages with the perverse pleasures enshrined by the Grimm brothers, two of their era's shrewdest storytellers.
January 26, 2013
There isn't much swashbuckling chemistry between Mr. Renner and Ms. Arterton, and the script doesn't give them enough of the witty lines that can elevate these types of movies to must-see status ...
January 25, 2013
It isn't a movie so much as a mechanical process.
January 25, 2013
A rarely funny spoof that's heavy on bone-crushing and blood-gushing.
January 25, 2013
The movie has been sitting on the shelf for a while, and like, say, a house of candy you might find in the woods, it's gotten a bit stale.
January 25, 2013
This may be the longest 90 minutes you ever spend in a theater. You've been warned.
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