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      Hansel & Gretel

      PG Released Oct 18, 2002 1h 28m Fantasy Adventure Comedy Drama List
      0% Tomatometer 5 Reviews 50% Audience Score 2,500+ Ratings During a thunderstorm, the father of Katie (Dakota Fanning) and Andrew (Thomas Curtis) reads a story to help calm their nerves. The one he chooses is "Hansel and Gretel," in which the little boy (Jacob Smith) and girl (Taylor Momsen) of the title are left in a dangerous forest by their evil stepmother, but they make several magical friends. Then Hansel and Gretel are wandering alone when they stumble across a house made of candy -- but the woman inside is a witch who plans on eating Hansel. Read More Read Less

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      Luke Sader Hollywood Reporter It would be hard to imagine a more feeble rendering of the 19th century Grimm Brothers tale. Oct 31, 2002 Full Review Nancy Churnin Dallas Morning News What it lacks is a coherent point of view or consistent tone. Rated: C Oct 24, 2002 Full Review Robert Koehler Variety While the picture stays to basic outline of the original story in opening and closing sections, the large middle is stuffed with badly staged slapstick and painful stabs at hip dialogue in an arch attempt to cater to modern kids. Oct 21, 2002 Full Review Emanuel Levy EmanuelLevy.Com Rated: 2/5 Aug 17, 2005 Full Review Chuck Wilson L.A. Weekly For trashing a classic, [Tunnicliffe] and his writing cohorts deserve a Grimm-style fate -- perhaps a long, slow boil in the witch's vat? Oct 24, 2002 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Ed P i liked it because it was the only hansel and gretel moves that showed hansel getting fat unlike hansel and gretel 11987 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/28/24 Full Review Nicola M Genuinely enjoyed it as a kid, now enjoy it as an absolutely insane so bad it's good movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 10/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Watched this on accident because amazon prime had this labeled as the 80s version. It most definitely was NOT that. The acting was quite odd and not very good, and I mean this towards the adult actors as I don't expect kids to be great actors (although they did alright for kids honestly). The sandman was by far my least favorite part, as were the rest of the strange added characters, they were unnecessary and didn't add any sustenance to the movie. I'm surprised I haven't seen anyone mention the audio yet as i thought it was pretty bad. The dialogue was weirdly loud and every time a character was "whispering" they would talk at the same volume as always, and the only real indicator that they were whispering was either them speaking into someones ear or the camera would zooming towards their face more. In summary this movie was bad, and not even "so bad its good", just bad. It wasn't just a cringey kids movie with outdated humor or kids jokes, it was a badly made, low quality nightmare. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Original and so ****ing sweet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/28/23 Full Review steve d Unwatchable take on the classic that is shocking bad. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member You know, Hansel & Gretel 2002 could've been just your average run-of-the-mill faux-whimsical family film were it not for the cringy early 2000's lingo, poorly executed sequences of slapstick comedy, a blatant disregard for the Brothers Grimm fairy tale and the awful-looking production design. This looks more like a glorified school play rather than a professional 21st-century adaptation. Though I've never seen the Witch Hunters movie from 2013, I'm sure that even that movie is much, much better than this mess. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/23/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis During a thunderstorm, the father of Katie (Dakota Fanning) and Andrew (Thomas Curtis) reads a story to help calm their nerves. The one he chooses is "Hansel and Gretel," in which the little boy (Jacob Smith) and girl (Taylor Momsen) of the title are left in a dangerous forest by their evil stepmother, but they make several magical friends. Then Hansel and Gretel are wandering alone when they stumble across a house made of candy -- but the woman inside is a witch who plans on eating Hansel.
      Director
      Gary J. Tunnicliffe
      Producer
      Steve Austin, Jonathan Bogner
      Screenwriter
      Jonathan Bogner, Timothy Dolan, Gary J. Tunnicliffe
      Production Co
      Majestic Film Partners
      Rating
      PG (Some Crude Humor|Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Fantasy, Adventure, Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 18, 2002, Original
      Release Date (DVD)
      Nov 16, 2004
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $148.2K
      Runtime
      1h 28m
      Sound Mix
      Surround