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Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters IMAX 3D 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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Entertainment Weekly

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

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

By Roger Moore
Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters is more Gatling guns and grenades than The Brothers Grimm.
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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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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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Should have been left in the woods

By MedRed
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...

Exactly as advertised

By hugh_who
The title says it all, there should be no doubt about what this movie is about. I enjoyed the characters including the troll. The plot is predictable but that's to be expected. Lots of action,...

H and G

By hetzella
Campy, action packed adventure. It is being criticized for not being "factual". Rriiigghhttt...enjoy it for the fun adventure that it is supposed to be. It is not for little children; some nudity...

Seriously Waste of Popcorn

By MonkeyWatcher
Hansel and Gretel stalls somewhere in the land between comic farce and lack luster story telling. Character development of the two "heroes" is so spotty that your legs will be tired from all of...

Loved it

The special effects and 3D very well done. The good witches were adorable, the bad witches horrible. If you're looking for a realistic fairy tale, you're in the wrong universe. This flic...

entertaining movie

By bonez2145
this may not have been an academy award winner, but it was action packed easy to watch. had some gore, and wouldn't take younger children to see it, but it was fun....

Campy with a side of eye candy

By Kylia
I'm not sure what to say about this movie, exactly. I didn't dislike it. However, I think it could have done more. The re were some seriously over the top moments and Famke Janssen's character was...


By diggitd
This movie is defimitely a must see. Wouldn't recommend brining kids; the killing/fighting scenes are quiet graphic...blood and guts galore....

Who needs therapy when you have a crossbow!

By MoviefanLucas
I loved this movie so much i don't care if critics hated it. This movie was so much fun i mean it was fast paced it was funny and it had tons of action!. I guess back in the day when Hansel and...

Great fun

By MullaneySr
We saw it at an IMAX 3d theater in Wilmington DE. It was very good, a lot of action and gore but not over the top from our perspective. It is definitely worth seeing....

More Info

Rated R | For Brief Sexuality/Nudity, Fantasy Horror Violence/Gore 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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