Release Date: January 25, 2013
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Screenwriter: Dante Harper, Tommy Wirkola
Starring: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen
Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror, Thriller
MPAA Rating: R
Alternately bloody and silly, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters fails as both a fantasy adventure and as a parody of same.
Source: Rotten Tomatoes
Tom Russo, Boston Globe
"Wirkola tears through "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" with such giddy abandon, it ends up being splattery fanboy fun. Preposterous, clearly, but fun."
Daniel M. Kimmel, Sci-Fi Movie Page
"If the very title has you rolling your eyes, don't even bother. If, however, it makes you think you'd like to see their further adventures, by all means take a chance."
Keith Staskiewicz, Entertainment Weekly
"The movie has been sitting on the shelf for a while, and like, say, a house of candy you might find in the woods, it's gotten a bit stale."
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