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42
An intermittently fun, but overexcited and predictable mish-mash.
40
The film is smart enough not to wear out its welcome. But that's the only sign of true intelligence in this juvenile caper.
40
While the film rarely provokes any strenuous eye-rolling, it also can't drum up even the slightest interest in the fate of its characters, let alone suspense.
40
Even if he's slumming, Renner gets it best: his dry delivery fully acknowledges the movie's ridiculousness. If you're planning on entering this fractured fairy tale, you'll want to follow his lead.
30
If the similarly situated "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter" took itself too seriously, the problem with Hansel & Gretel is that it doesn't quite take itself seriously enough - which sounds insane, but it's not too much to ask that the movie go beyond its one and only joke. Instead, amid all the fake Sturm und Drang, all we hear is the movie giggling to itself.
25
This genre stew throws in so many ingredients - including sundry body parts that are cut off and go flying, and heads that explode - that the result is a tasteless mash-up that's hard to stomach.
25
Not only is not even a single character more than one-dimensional, but every line falls flatter than a witch dispatched with a Gatling gun.
0
An exceedingly dull and stillborn attempt to update the Brothers Grimm.
0
Slant Magazine
Tommy Wirkola's film suggests A Knight's Tale as penned by Seth MacFarlane.
0
What to say about this lame-brained, limp dick attempt to update a classic Brothers Grimm tale into an f-bomb throwing vomit-inducing 3D franchise? I say, screw the damn thing and run the other way.

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