Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters

Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters

Hansel And Gretel: Witch Hunters

Comedy-horror adventure, taking its cue from the Brothers Grimm fairy tale. 15 years after their traumatic near-eaten experience, Hansel (Jeremy Renner, The Hurt Locker) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton, Prince Of Persia) take up arms to purge the world of witches. Helmed by Tommy Wirkola (maker of Nazi zombie flick Dead Snow). 

Grown-up and fiercely skilled, the siblings are hell-bent on witch retribution. But as the notorious Blood Moon draws near and a group of witches led by the evil sorceress Muriel (Famke Janssen) prepare a ritual sacrifice of innocent children, the pair encounter evil beyond anything they’ve ever hunted. Co-stars New Zealand's pure-bred stunt-mistress Zoe Bell (Death Proof) as one of the witches with a bounty on her head.

2012Rating: MA15+, for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language88 minsGermany, USA
ActionComedyFantasyHorrorThriller
88%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Action good

Lousy plot, dialogue so so.. What next? Jack n Jill Pyschopaths??

3.0
0

Didn't realise this was a comedy.

Interesting twist on the Grimm fairy tale, nice to see some thing different done with the classic. Quite a readable story line, no surprises, some excellent graphics and make up effects.I don't know about the choice of actors either seems that Jeremy Renner just plays the same role over and over again

3.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Rarely provokes any strenuous eye-rolling, it also can't drum up even the slightest interest in the fate of its characters, let alone suspense.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It’s a grim fairy tale, all right.

1.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There isn't much swashbuckling chemistry between Mr. Renner and Ms. Arterton, and the script doesn't give them enough of the witty lines that can elevate these types of movies to must-see status.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

For all the perspiration in jazzing up an old yarn, there's not a whiff of originality in how Wirkola engages with the perverse pleasures enshrined by the Grimm brothers.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

All that's missing is a genuine sense of wit.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

The grim heroes don't have a nuance or more than a hint of emotion between them, and the same goes for the film around them.

0
Variety

Variety

press

Rarely provokes any strenuous eye-rolling, it also can't drum up even the slightest interest in the fate of its characters, let alone suspense.

0
Time Out

Time Out

press

It’s a grim fairy tale, all right.

1.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

There isn't much swashbuckling chemistry between Mr. Renner and Ms. Arterton, and the script doesn't give them enough of the witty lines that can elevate these types of movies to must-see status.

0
Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

For all the perspiration in jazzing up an old yarn, there's not a whiff of originality in how Wirkola engages with the perverse pleasures enshrined by the Grimm brothers.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

All that's missing is a genuine sense of wit.

0
A.V. Club

A.V. Club

press

The grim heroes don't have a nuance or more than a hint of emotion between them, and the same goes for the film around them.

0

Action good

Lousy plot, dialogue so so.. What next? Jack n Jill Pyschopaths??

3.0
0

Didn't realise this was a comedy.

Interesting twist on the Grimm fairy tale, nice to see some thing different done with the classic. Quite a readable story line, no surprises, some excellent graphics and make up effects.I don't know about the choice of actors either seems that Jeremy Renner just plays the same role over and over again

3.0
0