Practical Magic Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 27, 2010
Uneven adaptation of lyrical novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 28, 2010
A bad sign when the only female in the creative process is Swicord
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 3, 2010
...applies a layer of Hollywood gloss, sentimentality, and hyperbole to the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Steve Biodrowski
ESplatter
July 12, 2008
If nothing else, the screenwriters deserve recognition for the nerve it took to employ what must be the most outrageously lazy writer's device in the history of cinema.
Rob Gonsalves
eFilmCritic.com
September 22, 2007
Has something to annoy just about everyone: feminists of either gender, Wiccans, or just people expecting a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John Venable
Supercala.com
December 31, 2005
An absolute waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
March 12, 2001
Hocus pocus without focus.
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Julie Hinds
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
A flat, unappealing potion!
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
January 1, 2000
Part comedy, part family drama, part romance, part special-effects mystery-adventure, and not entirely satisfying on any of these levels.
Jim Judy
Screen It!
January 1, 2000
The film consequently feels anemic and scattered most of the time.
Harvey S. Karten
Compuserve
January 1, 2000
A Halloween movie with amorous themes but is such a hodgepodge that it serves as neither an effective, Charles -Addams- style spoof of the supernatural genre nor a convincing romantic comedy.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
A disappointing brew of slick commercial moviemaking and old-fashioned romantic fantasy!
Dustin Putman
TheFilmFile.com
January 1, 2000
So misguided in so many ways that it makes you wonder how such talented and high-profile actors would even get involved in an embarrassing clap-trap like this one.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
James Sanford
Kalamazoo Gazette
January 1, 2000
The most appealing aspect of "Practical Magic," unsurprisingly, is the pairing of Bullock and Kidman, two of the most likable stars around. Both are in terrific form here...
Michael Dequina
TheMovieReport.com
January 1, 2000
A muddled melange of genres that fails to come up with a distinct identity.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
David N. Butterworth
rec.arts.movies.reviews
January 1, 2000
Practically magic, but not quite.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
Lawrence Toppman
Charlotte Observer
January 1, 2000
The film creaked to a halt like a 1956 Buick running on fumes!
Ben Williams
Citysearch
January 1, 2000
A big mess!
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
January 1, 2000
Light hearted and fun!
Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Practical Magic, a promising but muddled comedy about sibling witches with, perhaps inevitably, some unthreatening feminism thrown into the mix.
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