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A long time ago in a distant fairy tale countryside, a young girl leads her little brother into a dark wood in desperate search of food and work, only to stumble upon a nexus of terrifying evil.
Fantasy Horror Thriller - While a retelling of the familiar Hansel and Gretel fairy tale and thus featuring two young actors as the title characters, this is a dark and slow horror thriller aimed squarely at adults. There is little in graphic gore but there are some scary scenes, imagery, situations, cannibalism references, and general atmosphere that are much too intense for kids.
Roger EbertFull Review Very Good ...this is the kind of low-key gem that horror fans are always looking for but so rarely fin - one that is smartly conceived, visually stylish and genuinely creepy at times. My only real problem with "Gretel & Hansel" is that it contains an intermittent voiceover from Gretel that feels as if it was added at the last second in order to overtly explain things...
Slant MagazineFull Review Good Perkins's patient, deliberate pacing, along with Galo Olivares's gorgeously moody cinematography, creates a densely layered, richly atmospheric sense of place within which Gretel's coming of age plays out. The forest is transformed into a landscape of impending doom...
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