Excerpt: The redeeming feature for moviegoers must be that the film arrives with none of the pretensions and pandering of underwhelming recent fairy tale twists like Snow White and the Huntsman and Red Riding Hood. Hansel & Gretel is a bad movie, but it knows that much and accordingly minimizes the harm.
Excerpt: In the end, “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” is a spectacular failure of epic proportions, delivering a loud, anachronistic and ludicrous film. But I can’t say I wasn’t entertained at times, probably for all the wrong reasons.
Excerpt: Here are the things I learned from “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters”. Good witches are pretty, nice, and will have sex with you in a magical pond. Bad witches look like they’re into black metal, dress poorly, and give you diabetes.
Excerpt: For as dumb as you might think it is after kicking the can around, “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” is also the kind of movie that survives that sort of scrutiny. Actually, it almost improves from examining just how much caution it lacks.