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Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

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Hansel & Gretel are bounty hunters who track and kill witches all over the world. As the fabled Blood Moon approaches, the siblings encounter a new form of evil that might hold a secret to their past.

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The siblings Hansel and Gretel are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters. When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Mayor summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina from the local sheriff who wants to burn her, accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel is responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Revenge is sweeter than candy. See more »

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Action | Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for strong fantasy horror violence and gore, brief sexuality/nudity and language | See all certifications »

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25 January 2013 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hansel y Gretel: Cazadores de brujas  »

Box Office

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$50,000,000 (estimated)

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PHP 51,176,058 (Philippines) (27 January 2013)

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$55,703,475 (USA)
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Famke Janssen and Jeremy Renner have both starred as superheroes in Marvel films. Renner played Hawkeye in Marvel and Disney's Avengers films and Jannsen played Jean Grey in Marvel and Fox's X- Men movies. See more »

Goofs

When Hansel and Gretel first arrive at the candy witch's lair as children, Gretel pulls off the end of one of the icing icicles to eat it. In the next few shots, the icicle is shown as intact when it should have a blunted end. See more »

Quotes

Gretel: Wow, this is amazing. And, uh, weird.
Hansel: It's a little creepy.
Gretel: You really keep all this stuff?
Hansel: [trying to end the conversation] All right, well...
Ben: I just have SO many questions, do you mind?
Hansel: [still trying to end the conversation] You know, we have...
Gretel: Oh no, no no no, you go ahead.
[smirks as Hansel kicks her under the table]
Ben: All right, uh, okay, uh, how do you best kill a witch?
Gretel: [innocently] Hansel?
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Crazy Credits

The text of the newspaper clippings used in the opening credits is from Alexander Roberts' 1616 "A Treatise on Witchcraft". The same piece of text is used twice for different headlines. The repeated excerpt starts 'and of these in day of executions which she is no wise would condiscend'. See more »

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Version of Hansel and Gretel (1952) See more »

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Bundy
Written by Christian Wibe and Agnete Maria Kjolsrud (as Agnete Kjølsrud)
Performed by Animal Alpha
Courtesy of Racing Junior
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A Great Entertainment
11 May 2013 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The siblings Hansel (Jeremy Renner) and Gretel (Gemma Arterton) are left alone in the woods by their father and captured by a dark witch in a candy house. However they kill the witch and escape from the spot. Years later, the orphans have become famous witch hunters.

When eleven children go missing in a small village, the Major summons Hansel and Gretel to rescue them, and they save the red haired Mina (Pihla Viitala) from the local sheriff that wants to burn her accusing Mina of witchcraft. Soon they discover that the Blood Moon will approach in three days and the powerful dark witch Muriel (Famke Janssen) is the responsible for the abduction of children. She intends to use the children together with a secret ingredient in a Sabbath to make the coven of witches protected against the fire. Meanwhile Hansel and Gretel disclose secrets about their parents.

"Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" is a great entertainment for ordinary viewers like me that like the genre of fantasy but based on the Metacritic Rating, it is not recommended to intellectuals. The story is very funny and the special effects and make-up are top notch. Gemma Arterton is one of the sexiest actresses and it is good to see her again. If the viewer likes this genre, he or she will certainly enjoy "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters". I do not understand why people that like art movies spend their time watching this type of movie and writing bad reviews. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "João e Maria: Caçadores de Bruxas" ("John and Mary: Witch Hunters")


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