Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Walt Disney fairytale, fantasy musical – from the director of Chicago – starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine. Follows the tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, all tied together by a baker and his wife and their wish to begin a family. Into the Woods is based on the stage musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd), which premiered on Broadway in 1987.

2014Rating: PG, Mild themes, violence and infrequent coarse language125 minsUSA
Kids & FamilyFantasyKidsMusical
Director:
Rob Marshall ('Memoirs of a Geisha', 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides', 'Nine', 'Chicago')
Writer:
James Lapine
Cast:
Meryl StreepAnna KendrickEmily BluntChris PineLucy PunchChristine BaranskiTracey UllmanJames Corden
87%
want to see

Reviews & comments

Variety

Variety

press

Marshall hasn’t made one of the great movie musicals here, but he hasn’t bungled it either — far from it.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Family entertainment with death, limb-lopping and other horrors.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Splendid Disney screen adaptation... infuses new vitality into the tired marketing concept of entertainment for "children of all ages."

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A layer of theatregoing good taste covers this entertaining if stately movie musical.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Trapped between the stage and the screen, at odds with both its source material and its adopted medium.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Yet amid the cleverness and the wickedly subversive tilt they take, there's an affectionate regard for all of their characters.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This twisty fairy-tale mash-up shows an appreciation for the virtues of old-fashioned storytelling, along with a welcome dash of subversive wit.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

There are brilliant, bewitching moments allied to hilarious and touching ones. Just not enough of them in what veers, at length, between the clever, the terrifying and the bit tiring.

3.0
0

Some great numbers, particularly Chris Pine's sing off, but ultimately the story lets it down. Corden and Blunt are a delight.

3.0
0

Songs were so repetitive.

2.0
0

The fact that I dislike every song in it already proves my point.

1.0
0

I was suckered into watching this, not realising it was in fact a musical. Like 'The Little Shop of Horrors' with the story line and setting of 'Snow White and the Huntsman' 'Jack the Giant Slayer' and obvious others. Once I managed to succumb to the songs and forget the short-comings of a musical nature, I actually enjoyed it. To me it seemed thrown...

3.0
0

This should not have been as bad as it was given the cast. It just couldn't make the leap from stage to silver screen. Meryl and Anna Kendrick were stand outs but Johnny Depp was truly awful and Chris Pine was seriously channelling William Shatner when 'singing'. It couldn't decide if it wanted to be a parody or a musical so missed both.

2.0
0
Variety

Variety

press

Marshall hasn’t made one of the great movie musicals here, but he hasn’t bungled it either — far from it.

0
Total Film

Total Film

press

Family entertainment with death, limb-lopping and other horrors.

3.0
0
The New York Times

The New York Times

press

Splendid Disney screen adaptation... infuses new vitality into the tired marketing concept of entertainment for "children of all ages."

0
The Guardian

The Guardian

press

A layer of theatregoing good taste covers this entertaining if stately movie musical.

3.0
0
The Dissolve

The Dissolve

press

Trapped between the stage and the screen, at odds with both its source material and its adopted medium.

3.0
0
Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

press

Yet amid the cleverness and the wickedly subversive tilt they take, there's an affectionate regard for all of their characters.

0
Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

This twisty fairy-tale mash-up shows an appreciation for the virtues of old-fashioned storytelling, along with a welcome dash of subversive wit.

0
Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

press

There are brilliant, bewitching moments allied to hilarious and touching ones. Just not enough of them in what veers, at length, between the clever, the terrifying and the bit tiring.

3.0
0

Some great numbers, particularly Chris Pine's sing off, but ultimately the story lets it down. Corden and Blunt are a delight.

3.0
0

Songs were so repetitive.

2.0
0

The fact that I dislike every song in it already proves my point.

1.0
0

I was suckered into watching this, not realising it was in fact a musical. Like 'The Little Shop of Horrors' with the story line and setting of 'Snow White and the Huntsman' 'Jack the Giant Slayer' and obvious others. Once I managed to succumb to the songs and forget the short-comings of a musical nature, I actually enjoyed it. To me it seemed thrown...

3.0
0

This should not have been as bad as it was given the cast. It just couldn't make the leap from stage to silver screen. Meryl and Anna Kendrick were stand outs but Johnny Depp was truly awful and Chris Pine was seriously channelling William Shatner when 'singing'. It couldn't decide if it wanted to be a parody or a musical so missed both.

2.0
0