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Hocus Pocus Reviews

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Carrie Rickey
Philadelphia Inquirer
August 15, 2015
Silly but irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
John Ferguson
Radio Times
August 15, 2015
This comedy is unusually dark for a Disney production and it makes for patchy entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jay Boyar
Orlando Sentinel
August 15, 2015
All things considered, Hocus Pocus is much more entertaining than a pimple-people picture has a right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Jeff Shannon
Seattle Times
August 15, 2015
Hocus Pocus remains a delightful family comedy, spooky but never scary as it romps its merry way through the graveyard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
Felix Vasquez Jr.
Cinema Crazed
October 31, 2013
Still an underrated Disney gem to this day.
Maria Llull
Common Sense Media
January 2, 2011
Rollicking Halloween fun for tweens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
October 24, 2008
For an 11-year-old boy (in 1993) already in love with horror movies, Halloween and Thora Birch, Hocus Pocus was my dream movie sprung to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
Steve Crum
Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
June 8, 2006
Goofy witches and things that bump all over the place, incliuding Midler...fair family fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jonathan R. Perry
Tyler Morning Telegraph (Texas)
May 19, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Fr. Chris Carpenter
Catholic Sun
April 8, 2005
| Original Score: 3/5
Blake French
NutzWorld
August 30, 2003
| Original Score: 4/5

Film4
June 19, 2003
It's clear that everyone involved in making the film had the time of their lives, and that translates on-screen into a family film that's a thrilling and funny romp from start to finish.
Nell Minow
Movie Mom at Yahoo! Movies
August 11, 2002
Dismayingly grisly for a movie aimed at kids.
| Original Score: 3/5
Jason Cochran
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
August 15, 2015
They probably should have left this misfire in the broom closet -- with the other wooden vehicles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Dennis King
Tulsa World
August 15, 2015
This is one of the oddest releases of the summer, and it's hard to imagine it finding a broad audience. With the rather ghoulish deaths of children depicted, it's certainly too strong for very young moviegoers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4

TV Guide's Movie Guide
August 15, 2015
Forget amusement parks and hockey teams. It's in movie comedies that Disney is having its real crisis, as evidenced by this would-be laugh-getter that begins with the murder of a child and a triple hanging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kenneth Turan
Los Angeles Times
August 15, 2015
Though children may be satisfied (if the witch stuff doesn't scare them) adults will have a harder time with the by-the-numbers confrontations between the witches and the plucky youths.
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Gene Siskel
Chicago Tribune
August 15, 2015
Dreadful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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Johanna Steinmetz
Chicago Tribune
August 15, 2015
Hocus Pocus is harmless, but it's about as much fun as celebrating Mardi Gras under the influence of candy corn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
Stephen Hunter
Baltimore Sun
August 15, 2015
As Shakespeare would have certainly written if he'd been on the movie beat, "Double, double toil and trouble, movie stink and critic bubble/'Hocus Pocus' has no focus/has no rhyme, has no reason/ and is... out of season."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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