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Hansel and Gretel Reviews

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August 7, 2016
This was not your average Hansel and Gretel. First off, they have their own mother, not a step-mother, and she is rather loving though slightly cranky about starving to death. Anyway, this version was a song and dance with cheery but also eerie moments. The food in this movie was mouth-watering! A nice take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale with especially great acting by the witch.
December 7, 2015
This version of Hansel and Gretel is watered down to be more kid-friendly, which means it includes some utterly ridiculous elements in order to work around the dark material and instances of death (i.e. the downright silly concept of the gingerbread children). Still, this did entertain me, much to my surprise, and I found some moments to be genuinely terrifying, like when Hansel and Gretel spend the night in the forest and when they first discover the witch. The witch is actually quite scary, too, which certainly helps. The happily-ever-after thing at the end was a bit annoying and rushed, and I think the mother might be the most unlikable character in all of cinematic history, but I still think this is a great movie for children.
September 16, 2015
One of the darker Grimm's Fairytales in my opinion & this adaption although less darker than others would appeal to a more general audience.

The story is well known but I was fascinated to find out the forest scenes of the film where shot in Israel and even the set for the Candy House was impressive.

The standout by far was a Cloris Leachman as the witch who was genuinely freaky. Although made on a shoestring budget this adaption was well put together.
January 16, 2014
Joo e Maria aqueles que jogam migalhas de po no caminho s que na volta no encontram mais as migalhas ai eles se perdem e encontram uma casa feita de doce...
½ May 22, 2011
Simply one of the best fairy tale movie adaptations ever made, featuring a lavish art direction, great performances by the lead actors (Cloris Leachman, Hugh Pollard and Nicola Stapleton) and the wonderful music of Engelbert Humperdinck's opera of the same name, which supports the story beautifully!
Super Reviewer
May 7, 2011
This was not your average Hansel and Gretel. First off, they have their own mother, not a step-mother, and she is rather loving though slightly cranky about starving to death. Anyway, this version was a song and dance with cheery but also eerie moments. The food in this movie was mouth-watering! A nice take on the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale with especially great acting by the witch.
½ September 24, 2009
A better-than-average telling.
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