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Something Wicked This Way Comes Reviews

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Nick Rogers

Even amidst readily apparent imperfections, "Wicked" still holds a melancholy grip. That's because its supernatural elements are really but a grace note to the symphony of its everyday drama, whose elegant, elegiac qualities have diminished little.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 4.5/5

November 14, 2013
Rob Vaux

Along with The Watcher in the Woods, it may be Disney's only honest-to-God effort to tell us a horror story.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: B

May 14, 2013

TV Guide's Movie Guide

The property was snapped up by Disney, which promptly sucked the life out of it, turning it into a scrubbed and innocuous coming-of-age tale. Too bad.

Full Review Source: TV Guide's Movie Guide | Original Score: 2.5/4

March 10, 2009
Variety Staff
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Possibilities for a dark, child's view fantasy set in rural America of yore are visible throughout the $20 million production but various elements have not entirely congealed into a unified achievement.

Full Review Source: Variety

March 10, 2009
Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
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The plot concerns a mysterious carnival outside a small town in the early 1900s that grants the wishes of the town's citizens, with dark consequences.

Full Review Source: Chicago Reader

March 10, 2009
Shane Burridge

WICKED needs to be viewed as a different kind of film

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August 4, 2008
Christopher Null

Try as I might to get into this movie, based on the classic Ray Bradbury tale, I've found myself blocked by its off-putting ways.

Full Review Source: | Original Score: 3/5

August 26, 2006
Janet Maslin
New York Times
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A lively, entertaining tale combining boyishness and grown-up horror in equal measure.

Full Review Source: New York Times | Original Score: 3.5/5

August 30, 2004
Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

Bradbury's tale connects fear and dread to concupiscent desire and disordered regret — fantasies of wealth or women, preoccupation with lost beauty or physical ability.

Full Review Source: Decent Films Guide | Original Score: B+

November 3, 2003


A film that does not seem to know whether it wants to be genuinely frightening or a fantasy fable.

Full Review Source: Film4

May 24, 2003
Rob Vaux
Flipside Movie Emporium

Two or three chilling scenes make up for the periodic patches of dead air.

| Original Score: 3/5

April 7, 2003
Ken Hanke
Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)

Moments of genuine creepiness

| Original Score: 4/5

November 5, 2002
Audrey Rock-Richardson
Tooele Transcript-Bulletin (Utah)

Elicits a brand of fright that can only be experienced in childhood nightmares. It's the ultimate adult rendition of a child's worst fears.

| Original Score: 4/5

July 26, 2002
Brian Webster
Apollo Guide

A scary movie that keeps things within relatively safe bounds for the eight to ten-year-old set.

Full Review Source: Apollo Guide | Original Score: 68/100

January 1, 2000
Cole Smithey

| Original Score: 2/5

February 21, 2008
Emanuel Levy

| Original Score: 3/5

August 3, 2005
Thomas Delapa
Boulder Weekly

| Original Score: 2/5

February 10, 2005
Robert Roten
Laramie Movie Scope

| Original Score: 2/5

February 9, 2005
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review Source: Chicago Sun-Times | Original Score: 3.5/4

October 23, 2004
Mark R. Leeper

| Original Score: 4/5

September 30, 2004
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