Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Into the Woods

Walt Disney fairytale, fantasy musical – from the director of Chicago – starring Meryl Streep, Emily Blunt, James Corden, Anna Kendrick and Chris Pine. Follows the tales of Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk and Rapunzel, all tied together by a baker and his wife and their wish to begin a family. Into the Woods is based on the stage musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Sweeney Todd), which premiered on Broadway in 1987.

2014Rating: PG, Violence & coarse language125 minsUSA
Kids & FamilyFantasyKidsMusical
Director:
Rob Marshall ('Memoirs of a Geisha', 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides', 'Nine', 'Chicago')
Writer:
James Lapine
Cast:
Meryl StreepAnna KendrickEmily BluntChris PineLucy PunchChristine BaranskiTracey UllmanJames Corden

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Into the Woods / Reviews

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

Flicks, Leonie Hayden

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine’s delightfully grisly 1987 musical Into The Woods is the latest to get a big screen adaptation. Emily Blunt (Edge of Tomorrow) and James Corden (One Chance; Begin Again) star as ye olde baker and wife, sent on a journey to retrieve items from the woods by the village Witch (Meryl Streep in almost-boringly fantastic form). There, their story collides with Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Beanstalk, Rapunzel and Cinderella in a tangled web of fantasy and reality.

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Variety

Variety

Marshall hasn’t made one of the great movie musicals here, but he hasn’t bungled it either — far from it.

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Total Film

Total Film

Family entertainment with death, limb-lopping and other horrors.

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The New York Times

The New York Times

Splendid Disney screen adaptation... infuses new vitality into the tired marketing concept of entertainment for "children of all ages."

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The Guardian

The Guardian

A layer of theatregoing good taste covers this entertaining if stately movie musical.

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The Dissolve

The Dissolve

Trapped between the stage and the screen, at odds with both its source material and its adopted medium.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

Yet amid the cleverness and the wickedly subversive tilt they take, there's an affectionate regard for all of their characters.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

This twisty fairy-tale mash-up shows an appreciation for the virtues of old-fashioned storytelling, along with a welcome dash of subversive wit.

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Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

There are brilliant, bewitching moments allied to hilarious and touching ones. Just not enough of them in what veers, at length, between the clever, the terrifying and the bit tiring.

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