Gretel & Hansel

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Movie Info & Cast

Synopsis

A long time ago in a distant fairytale 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.

Cast

  • Sophia Lillis
  • Charles Babalola
  • Alice Krige
  • Jessica De Gouw
  • Beatrix Perkins
  • Ian Kenny
  • Abdul Alshareef
  • Manuel Pombo
  • Samuel Leakey

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Trivia

  • It was announced in October 2018 that Sophia Lillis would star in "Gretel and Hansel" with Oz Perkins directing the film from a screenplay he co-wrote with Rob Hayes. In November 2018, Charles Babalola was casted as The Hunter. In April 2019, Alice Krige, Jessica De Gouw and Sam Leakey joined the cast, with Leakey making his acting debut. On November 9, 2018, filming started in Dublin, Ireland.
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Quotes

    • Hansel: Tell me the fairy tale again.
    • Gretel: It's too scary, you'll start seeing things that aren't there.
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The slowest paced movie I have ever encounter. I’d much rather sit in a room and watch paint dry. It was a total waist of my hard earned legal tender

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Horrible movie! I need a refund!

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Metacritic

75
Jan 31, 2020

Oz Perkins‘s mystical, occult-heavy take on the classic folktale from the Brothers Grimm has so much style, and so many bold ideas, that it seems destined to become a cult classic someday – the type of film people find years from now and ask, “Why the hell haven’t I heard of this before?”

Chris Evangelista
Slashfilm
70
Jan 30, 2020

Gretel Hansel may alienate some horror movie fans with its extremely leisurely pacing and emphasis on atmosphere and mood rather than visceral shocks. But while the film certainly demands patience, it provides ample rewards with its lush stylization.

Metacritic review by Frank Scheck
Frank Scheck
The Hollywood Reporter
80
Jan 30, 2020

As a fantasy, Gretel Hansel is a delectably smart concoction, thoughtfully reevaluating the original tale, adding all-new layers of the ominous, and yet also keeping the story rooted in an amorphous, fairy tale past. As a horror movie, Perkins’ movie relies more on disquietude than external threat, and demands a thoughtful audience’s mental energies instead of a rowdy audience’s popcorn-spilling flinches.

Metacritic review by William Bibbiani
William Bibbiani
TheWrap