Written August 01, 2015
Nice entertainment for a rainy afternoon, but if you don't see it, you haven't missed much.
Fun. Get it when it comes out on DVD. Not really worth paying movie prices to see it. Great for tweens and teens. Imaginative take on the fairy tale.
Written August 02, 2015
Fun movie. Lots of action. Nice twist at the end. In my town, it's already a big hit with high school and college kids. My two college-aged daughters loved it. Definitely not a movie for young children. Witches are pretty scary even for adults.
Written September 30, 2014
My prediction: Hansel & Gretel will not be nominated for Best Picture. That said, it is and over-the-top, entertaining and action packed good time. This is by far the most interesting and inspiring portrayal of witches since the Wizard of Oz. The fight scenes are fast-paced and incredibly well done. My only complaints are that 1) towards the end it seems a bit rushed, and 2) there could have been more relationship and chemistry established between Hansel (Renner) and Gretel (Arterton). Arterton totally steals the show with by alternating her foul mouth and blunt wit with lilting girliness and vulnerability.
Written May 23, 2015
Special effects, make-up, fantasy, lots of action, cinematography make this a very good movie by MGM/Paramount. Metro Goldwyn Mayer has been the best, or one of the best, along with Warner Bros. and 21st Century Fox for many, many years.
Written February 10, 2013
This is no Fairy btale for the kids. Awesome action, gruesome violence and even some brief nudity. If you like action movies, this is a must go.