Gretel & Hansel

Gretel & Hansel

Gretel & Hansel

It standout Sophie Lillis leads this grisly adaptation of the classic dark fairy tale about a boy and a girl who stumble upon an evil house in the woods. From the director of cult horror The Blackcoat's Daughter.

2020Rating: 13, H V87 minsUSA
FantasyHorror
Director:
Oz Perkins ('The Blackcoat's Daughter', 'I Am the Pretty Thing That Lives in the House')
Writer:
Rob Hayes
Cast:
Sophia LillisSamuel LeakeyAlice KrigeJessica De GouwCharles Babalola

Reviews & comments

Associated Press

Associated Press

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"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.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

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

The New York Times

The New York Times

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

Variety

Variety

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And for all of the care that went into its look and its sound, the world of the film never feels more than halfway formed; in the rush to tie up its narrative loose ends, it leaves its more intriguing thematic ones hanging.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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 stylisation.

Associated Press

Associated Press

press

"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.

Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

press

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

The New York Times

The New York Times

press

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

Variety

Variety

press

And for all of the care that went into its look and its sound, the world of the film never feels more than halfway formed; in the rush to tie up its narrative loose ends, it leaves its more intriguing thematic ones hanging.

Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

press

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 stylisation.

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