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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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Young Hansel
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Storyline

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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$50,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,690,956, 27 January 2013, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$55,703,475

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$226,349,749
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Trivia

Hansel is type 1 Diabetic as a result of eating to much candy when captured by the witch. However this has no bearing on real life as type 1 diabetes is not caused by eating too much sugar. See more »

Goofs

In the opening scene, the father is silhouetted against a curtain while holding a lamp. The glowing lamp is part of his shadow. See more »

Quotes

[Hansel's timer goes off]
Mina: Are you alright?
Hansel: Yeah. When I was a kid, a witch made me eat so much candy, I got sick. Something happened to me. I have to take this injection every few hours or else I die.
[Injects Himself]
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The background of the ending credits shows the weapons used then fire, smoke and ashes flying around. See more »

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Referenced in Half in the Bag: Inherent Vice and Oscar Buzz (2015) 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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I Love This Movie
15 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

It seems critics nowadays just want serious movies that last hours on end, they don't want action or 3D, they just want to listen to dialogue driven movies that frankly don't go anywhere heart pumping or exciting. It's a real shame when critics can't enjoy watching two of the coolest, freshest actors totally ripping the guts out of evil witches in spectacularly gory style. We need more movies like this, films that don't take themselves seriously and just aim for all out entertainment. Fast paced, sharp and ferociously violent, Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters is hands down the most fun and wildly over the top adventure of 2013, it will be hard to beat. The story is played out fast and loose, just like the 3D and special effects which are insanely brilliant, the action is explosive but the best feature is the acting. Jeremy Renner is very entertaining, his humour is very blunt and deadpan and it's a change from his roles in Avengers, Bourne & Mission Impossible. Gemma Arterton is very cool, she takes a whole lot of punches and she fights back with brute force, and most of the bad-ass one liners come from her, "Let the girl go, or I'm gonna blow you sheriff brains all over these hillbillies". It has to be said though, that Famke Janssen is the best, you can tell she is having a blast playing the evil witch Muriel, whenever she comes on screen you can't help but smile, and there's a sense of unpredictability with her character, who knows what she will do next?! It's repeat viewing material and a heck of a blast and there is never a dull moment, just all out action, fun twists and a whole lot of laughter.


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