Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters
2013, 88mins, 15
Director: Tommy Wirkola
Writer: Tommy Wirkola
Cast includes: Jeremy Renner, Gemma Arterton, Famke Janssen, Peter Stormare, Thomas Mann
UK Release Date: 27th February 2013
The only pleasure to be derived from viewing “Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters” is in guessing just how low the film-makers will sink. Horrendously penned, directed with clumsy, amateurish hands by Norwegian Tommy Wirkola and boasting two wooden turns from a pair of usually solid actors, the movie is a colossal misfire. It’s not simply bad. It’s dizzyingly atrocious. The shittiest exploitation feature ever pioneered by a major Hollywood studio.
A Review by Daniel Kelly, 2013