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Gretel & Hansel (2020)

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Critic Consensus: Gretel & Hansel's rich visuals satisfy, even if this adaptation of a classic fairytale gets a little lost in the woods on the storytelling front.

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A long time ago in a distant fairytale countryside, a young girl (Sophia Lillis, It) leads her little brother (Sammy Leakey) into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.

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Cast

Jessica De Gouw
as Young Holda
Charles Babalola
as The Hunter
Ian Kenny
as Mounted Knight

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All Critics (93) | Top Critics (8)

On the plus side, this has very striking production design and impressive cinematography... [But] it's bleak where it should be intense. It's stylish, but not very scary.

January 31, 2020 | Full Review…

It's got 'cult movie' written all over it [...] and audiences who tune into its unusual wavelength will no doubt be grateful for such a beautiful, frightening, intelligent new venture into an age-old nightmare.

January 30, 2020 | Rating: 80/100 | Full Review…

"Gretel & Hansel" is as visually arresting as it is tedious, a 90-minute movie that really should have been a three-minute music video for Marilyn Manson or Ozzy Osbourne.

January 30, 2020 | Rating: 0.5/4 | Full Review…

While [Perkins] offers a stunning feast for the eyes, the substance is likely to leave viewers still hungry.

January 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Essentially the story of a young woman coming into her power, "Gretel & Hansel" is quietly sinister, yet too underdeveloped to truly scare.

January 30, 2020 | Full Review…

Gretel & Hansel may alienate some horror movie fans with its extremely leisurely pacing and emphasis on atmosphere and mood rather than visceral shocks. But while the film certainly demands patience, it provides ample rewards with its lush stylization.

January 30, 2020 | Full Review…

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