Written January 27, 2013
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 take care of it.
Written February 10, 2016
I rate this a B+. I liked that they re-imagined the story and brought humor to it. Good action sequences. However I must caution there are a moe than a few F-bombs if you are planning on taking pre-teens. Overall quite enjoyable.
Written May 26, 2016
This looked really good in the previews but I was very unimpressed. The story line was awful! Nice 3D makes it a so so if you have nothing else worth watching.
Written February 08, 2016
Even with low expectations, Hansel & Gretel is corny, simple, predictable, and poorly acted.
A few good one liners and action scenes are overridden by bad one liners, repetitive fight scenes, and really, really bad CGI. I also don't think thigh thick branches of wood are supposed to flop as if they are made of rubber.
The only redeeming quality of this movie is the R rating that keeps it from being a total snore fest. Pass on this one.
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Written November 29, 2015
My husband and I went to see this for a belated Valentines date movie and both enjoyed it. Unlike some of the other reviewers, we weren't looking for a serious period piece--heck, it's Hansel and Gretel, for goodness sake. The humor was campy and the violence was certainly not appropriate for the younger set (my seven year old will NOT be seeing this movie). That being said, it had a steampunk vibe similar to Van Helsing, lush landscape, and gorgeous actresses that certainly served as eye candy. All in all, a fun romp that made for a great night out.