Bewitched (2005)



Critic Consensus: Bewitched is haunted by scattered laughs and a lack of direction.

Movie Info

Nora Ephron directed and co-wrote this updated adaptation of a classic situation comedy that also casts a satirical eye on the entertainment industry. Jack Wyatt (Will Ferrell) is a movie star whose career has been going into a slow and steady decline. Desperate for a project that will give his reputation a jump start, Jack agrees to star in a film version of the once-popular television series Bewitched as hapless hubby Darrin Stephens, under the condition that an unknown actress be cast as the … More

Rating: PG-13 (for some language, including sex and drug references, and partial nudity)
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Nora Ephron, Delia Ephron
In Theaters:
On DVD: Oct 25, 2005
Box Office: $62.3M
Columbia Pictures - Official Site


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Critic Reviews for Bewitched

All Critics (190) | Top Critics (49)

By the tepid ending, the movie appears to have been sedated.

Full Review… | November 5, 2007
Top Critic

Despite the intriguing set-up, formula proves as hard a habit for Ephron to kick as magic is for Isabel.

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

What the hell is Will Ferrell doing to his career?

Full Review… | May 12, 2006
New York Magazine/Vulture
Top Critic

If it lost every bad idea, miscast actor, wasted performance, and botched scene, nothing would be left but the end credits.

Full Review… | September 26, 2005
AV Club
Top Critic

A minor comeback for Nora Ephron...Ferrell and Kidman make the most of the formulaic plot...

Full Review… | December 29, 2013
Spectrum (St. George, Utah)

The set-up for the story requires the audience be aware they are actually watching a remake of Bewitched at all times. It gets points for being an interesting and different idea for a television remake, but the metatextuality can be off-putting.

Full Review… | January 7, 2011

Audience Reviews for Bewitched

And this from a guy who loves Nicky Kidman.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer


It's a sad day indeed when Michael Caine appears in the same film as Will Ferrell. Incompetent writing, mismatched cast and absurd dialogue make this film a dud.

Christian C

Super Reviewer


Bewitched, have a charme made by yours actors, and for be remember a classic series, in this case, the homonymy popular show with Elizabeth Montgomery. But the film, have a terrible screenplay, just like the direction of Nora Ephron, beyond this Bewitched don't have any kind of entertaining or funny. Rotten.

Lucas Martins
Lucas Martins

Super Reviewer

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