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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters Synopsis
Vigilante siblings, Hansel and Gretel, face an evil greater than witches: their past.
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Boston Globe

By Tom Russo
Wirkola tears through Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters with such giddy abandon, it ends up being splattery fanboy fun. Preposterous, clearly,...
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42

Entertainment Weekly

By Keith Staskiewicz
An intermittently fun, but overexcited and predictable mish-mash.
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40

The Hollywood Reporter

By Stephen Farber
The film is smart enough not to wear out its welcome. But that's the only sign of true intelligence in this juvenile caper.
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40

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Even if he's slumming, Renner gets it best: his dry delivery fully acknowledges the movie's ridiculousness. If you're planning on entering...
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38

Washington Post

A rarely funny spoof that's heavy on bone-crushing and blood-gushing.
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38

Movie Nation

By Roger Moore
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is more Gatling guns and grenades than The Brothers Grimm.
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25

New York Observer

By Rex Reed
In an age of zombies, werewolves and oversexed vampires, teens won't be shaking in their Uggs over ugly women with bad teeth flying around...
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25

The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Liam Lacey
The film can't be accused of taking itself seriously. Shot in 3-D, with lots of choppy action, a rudimentary plot, and plenty of...
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USA Today

By Claudia Puig
This genre stew throws in so many ingredients - including sundry body parts that are cut off and go flying, and heads that explode - that...
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Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
What to say about this lame-brained, limp dick attempt to update a classic Brothers Grimm tale into an f-bomb throwing vomit-inducing 3D...
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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters

By stevendbeard
This is an action/adventure/fairy tale that is an entertaining movie , although not too historically accurate [I'm betting that the writers might have missed a few of their History classes in high...

Cool Movie

By Tomc62
Hansel and Gretel Witch Hunters is a funny and exciting movie. Who would've thought that a classic fairy tale would be twisted and given more suspense and action? Jermey Renner as Hansel was very...

Very exciting Movie

By indjeff
I'm not a fan of horror movies and this one isn't your traditional horror movie, but I was concerned that I wouldn't like it. I did like it. It kept my attention to the very end. Very good movie....

Enjoyable

By dbjack
It is an interesting twist on an old tale. Some of the action was a little unbelievable but it did not detract too much from the film. It was great fun to see Gemma Atherton as a strong character....

too gory, stupid, pointless, grotesque

By nngg
I knew this movie would not be good and didnt want to go- but my friend insisted. we both were going to go to another one however, then I began reading some faulty and stupid reviews which changed my...

Ho Hum

By theoldbear
It seemed to be a mashup of other films. Often the weapons and action took on a Matrix like quality. The lines were too predictable. Some of the scenes were a bit out of context for their time. I...

The Grand Witch is the only one "acting"

By Ssirsa
Please skip this one. Gemma's simply showing a cute face in most of the scenes. Renner is not acting either. Action sequences not very well coordinated. The grand witch is the only one who seems to...

Should have realized it was an MTV movie

By robert_wade
I usually like both lead actors, but this was such a waste of time. It didn't need the language and it didn't need the nudity. And then, of course, was the muppet-like ogre. Seriously? This movie...

Bloody good

By Golmaal
Has everything you want in a horror film! Fast pace, atmospheric, interesting characters plus the added bonus of a troll, who was pretty realistic. Nice end credit song as well....

Hansel & Gretel

By bdory
Thought they did a good job with the story. Granted there are some gaping holes & it will not win any awards but it's great fun. Hopefully when it comes out on DVD or Blueray the extended scenes will...

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Rated R | For Fantasy Horror Violence/Gore, Brief Sexuality/Nudity and Language
What Parents Need to Know
Common Sense Media says Iffy for 16+ Brisk, outrageous action movie has tons of witchy violence.
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