Written January 15, 2017
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 school] . It sort of reminded me of the 2011 remake of 'The Three Musketeers' [with Milla Jovovich] where they have gadgets and weapons that were not in those time periods , but they are kind of neat [and let's face it , this is not a documentary] . Anyway , the story covers what happens after the original fairy tale of Hansel & Gretel , when the kids are all grown up . Jeremy & Gemma play the adult witch killers that have made a business out of killing witches and travel from town to town , selling their witch killing skills [kind of like bounty hunters] . Peter plays the sheriff in a witch-infested town . The leader of the witches is played by Famke , the biggest and the baddest witch around . This is not for the little kiddies [language, nudity, violence] .
Written January 25, 2013
Went to an advance screening of this movie and my friends and I loved it! It had laughs, blood and action. What more could you ask for? This definitely isn't a movie for the little ones so be sure to leave them at home. Jeremy Renner and Gemma Arterton did a fantastic job as the title characters Hansel and Gretel.
Written January 26, 2013
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 good and I like his sense of humor, I look forward to see him in future movies. Aslo actress Gemma Arterton was impressive as Gretel.
Written July 30, 2016
Violent, entertaining, a roller coaster ride! It pushes what I have seen in these 'period' pieces. Just a little more violent, a little more 'oh my', I did enjoy it.
Written May 30, 2016
Though the 'F' word was used 5 times (the only word I can't stand), the acting was actually pretty enjoyable. The plot had huge holes in it that were never really explained (or tagged as an afterthought) but I actually enjoyed it more than I thought.
Jeremy Renner was pretty amazing as was Gemma Arterton (and she only screamed once or twice!) and... well I liked it. Whoever wrote the script jerked plot lines around like a marionette, but there was enough of one that I was satisfied. Definitely a "guilty pleasure" (wherein there is little plot but it is enjoyable anyways).
The level of gore is similar to an episode of Supernatural (CW) and kind of looks as fake as well. But the gore didn't dominate the movie.
Personally, I'd see it in 2D (cheapest) at a matinee time because otherwise you might feel that you wasted your money.