Season of the Witch (2011)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: Slow, cheap-looking, and dull, Season of the Witch fails even as unintentional comedy.


Movie Info

Oscar (R) winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure, Ghost Rider) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Hellboy II) star in this supernatural action adventure about a heroic Crusader and his fellow soldier who must transport a woman accused of being a witch to a remote monastery. The arduous journey across perilous terrain tests their strength and courage as they discover the girl's secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of the world. -- (C) Relativity … More

Rating: PG-13 (for thematic elements, violence and disturbing content)
Genre: Drama , Action & Adventure , Mystery & Suspense , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By:
Written By: Bragi Schut, Jr , Bragi F. Schut
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 28, 2011
Box Office: $24.8M
Runtime:
Relativity Media - Official Site

Cast


as The Girl

as Cardinal D'Ambroise

as Dying Monk

as Jail Bailiff

as Old Woman (Civaudon)

as Peasant Turk Girl

as Sergeant in Arms

as Livery Boy

as Cardinal's Priest

as Demon Voice

as Midwife

as Peasant Girl

as Priest

as Soldier Commander

as Spinster

as Grandmaster

as Tavern Girl
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Critic Reviews for Season of the Witch

All Critics (115) | Top Critics (28)

After a while, the movie tires of the witch business and trots out a plot twist that permits the effects department to spend money.

Full Review… | November 24, 2011
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Another forgettable trifle from Cage.

Full Review… | October 7, 2011
TheWrap
Top Critic

Director Dominic Sena sets a quick pace; the dull moments are brightened by the unexpectedly likable team of Cage and Perlman.

Full Review… | April 4, 2011
Newsday
Top Critic

The filmmakers try to use special effects to cover up the weaknesses of the story, but even on that point they fail pretty badly.

Full Review… | September 21, 2012
Examiner.com

Not the stinker that everyone says it is, but you do have to ignore its flaws in order to be entertained.

Full Review… | May 4, 2012
Movie Metropolis

It's an Uwe Boll kind of film that's been directed with a certain degree of competency by previous Cage collaborator Dominic Sena.

Full Review… | August 25, 2011
7M Pictures

Audience Reviews for Season of the Witch

½

I liked it. 90 minutes of saving the world.

Redlats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

08/01/2012 (Netflix, PS3)

EightThirty
EightThirty .

Super Reviewer

For some people, just having Nicholas Cage and his absurd deadpan delivery and ridiculous expressions in a historical movie is inherently entertaining. I'm one of those people, especially when it's a movie that takes itself as seriously as Season of the Witch.

Cage and Ron Perlman star as two heroic Crusaders turned deserters who are captured and tasked with either escorting an imprisoned, supposed plague-causing witch to her trial, or dying for abandoning the war. Just because the young woman is in a cage doesn't make her any less dangerous, though, and the closer they get to their destination, the greater the peril becomes for them and their companions.

Season of the Witch actually turned out to be a better supernatural medieval flick than I expected. Sure, it's often unintentionally goofy and the action scenes are filmed and edited in a way where it can be tough to see what's even going on, but it wasn't boring and some parts were even fairly exciting. The ending seemed a little rushed, but surprisingly, I still find myself recommending this to anyone who's interested. It's not a masterpiece, but I enjoyed it for what it was.

lewiskendell
Lewis C.

Super Reviewer

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