Gretel & Hansel

critic Reviews

64% Fresh Tomatometer Score64%
  • Gretel & Hansel's rich visuals satisfy, even if this adaptation of a classic fairytale gets a little lost in the woods on the storytelling front.
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    Claudia PuigFilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles)
    On the plus side, this has very striking production design and impressive cinematography... [But] it's bleak where it should be intense. It's stylish, but not very scary.
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    William BibbianiTheWrap
    It's got 'cult movie' written all over it [...] and audiences who tune into its unusual wavelength will no doubt be grateful for such a beautiful, frightening, intelligent new venture into an age-old nightmare.
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    Mark KennedyAssociated Press
    "Gretel & Hansel" is as visually arresting as it is tedious, a 90-minute movie that really should have been a three-minute music video for Marilyn Manson or Ozzy Osbourne.
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    Kimber MyersLos Angeles Times
    While [Perkins] offers a stunning feast for the eyes, the substance is likely to leave viewers still hungry.
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    Jeannette CatsoulisNew York Times
    Essentially the story of a young woman coming into her power, "Gretel & Hansel" is quietly sinister, yet too underdeveloped to truly scare.
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    Andrew BarkerVariety
    And for all of the care that went into its look and its sound, the world of the film never feels more than halfway formed; in the rush to tie up its narrative loose ends, it leaves its more intriguing thematic ones hanging.
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    Bob ChipmanEscapist Magazine
    Exactly what you'd get if a producer in the Arkoff/Corman mold handed a hungry filmmaking team copies of The Witch and Mandy and said 'Mash these into one thing and wrap it around the skeleton of a marketable public-domain IP!'
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    Kiko VegaEspinof
    I can assure you that some of the most beautiful moments of terror, this year, are here. [Full Review in Spanish]
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    Nazareno BregaClarín
    The scares are more in the sinister tone created by the filmmaker than in the shocking surprise appearances... as if Perkins knew that the story doesn't have enough [weight] for the movie's hour and a half. [Full review in Spanish]
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    Paula Vázquez PrietoLa Nación (Argentina)
    Its appeal persists thanks to the strength of the story seen from a female perspective. [Full Review in Spanish]
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