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Hansel & Gretel (2002)

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If you go down to the woods tonight be sure of the biggest surprise of your life! When Hansel and Gretel's wicked stepmother leads them into the dark forest, the children find themselves in... See full summary »
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If you go down to the woods tonight be sure of the biggest surprise of your life! When Hansel and Gretel's wicked stepmother leads them into the dark forest, the children find themselves in an enchanted world of magical creatures and hideous monsters. But when they stumble upon a house made of sweets things take a turn for the worse, as inside the cottage is an evil witch who's hungry. And Hansel and Gretel have a sneaking suspicion they might be on the menu! But will the ever-forgetful Sandman and the runny-nosed Boogeyman be able to save them? Written by Anonymous

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Rated PG for thematic elements and some crude humor
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18 October 2002 (USA)  »

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A Fábula Moderna de João e Maria  »

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$100,477 (USA) (18 October 2002)

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$100,477 (USA) (18 October 2002)
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2.35 : 1
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Both Taylor Momsen and Dakota Fanning have appeared in live action movies based on Dr. Seuss picture books. Momsen was in How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) and Fanning was in The Cat in the Hat (2003). See more »

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The Sandman: Off like a light, into the night!
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Version of Babes in the Woods (1932) See more »

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A fun family film
7 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a fun flick.

The actors do a good job. Delta Burke is excellent and Lynn Redgrave has many funny lines. The child actors did a good job as well. And while I usually don't care much about Howie Mandell, I think he struck the right note as the Sandman.

Yes, the sets are simple, but this is a fairy tale. Fairy tales are skin and bones--nighttime stories--they are not meant to be miracles of on-location production.

Maybe I'm old school, but I'll take a good story with good actors on a simple stage over fancy special effects any time. My wife and I watched Hansel and Gretel after we watched Cloverfield (with all of its special effects, including intentional shaky camera), and we thought H&G was way better.

Plus, there is no swearing, no boob or penis jokes, and no gratuitous violence. Not that I'm a prude, but I think they did a good job of preserving the message of the movie: magic resides in our dreams.

A fun film for the entire family.


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