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Something Wicked This Way Comes Reviews

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Variety Staff
Variety
March 10, 2009
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.
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Jonathan Rosenbaum
Chicago Reader
March 10, 2009
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.
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Time Out
June 24, 2006
Ultimately, though, it's an uneasy blend of horror and whimsy, with the allegory being hammered a little too hard for comfort. It's also marred by some dreadfully tacky special effects and set designs.
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
October 23, 2004
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
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Janet Maslin
New York Times
August 30, 2004
A lively, entertaining tale combining boyishness and grown-up horror in equal measure.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/5