Season of the Witch - Movie Reviews - Rotten Tomatoes

Season of the Witch Reviews

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Jeff Beck
September 21, 2012
The filmmakers try to use special effects to cover up the weaknesses of the story, but even on that point they fail pretty badly.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Ed Whitfield
The Ooh Tray
June 29, 2011
God's teeth!
Shaun Munro
What Culture
February 10, 2011
Avoid it -- wait for it -- like the Black Plague.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/5
Daniel Hubschman
January 7, 2011
The scariest thing about Season of the Witch is the movie itself, an abomination of bad filmmaking and terrible acting.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.5/5
Charlie Lyne
Ultra Culture
January 8, 2011
Disregards characters, emotions and even dramatic tension in favour of an endless parade of 'cool shit' to impress its perceived audience of 13 year olds.
Full Review | Original Score: 0.13/1
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Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel
January 7, 2011
Cage's old pal Dominic Sena is a decade removed from their "Gone in 60 Seconds" directing glory, and he gets nothing out of this script that isn't pure hokum.
| Original Score: 1/4
Graham Young
Birmingham Post
January 6, 2011
You've probably never heard of first time screenwriter Bragi F Schut. And, after wading through this 14th century swords-and-witches hokum you'll probably never want to see his name again.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 7, 2011
Ever since Bergman's "The Virgin Spring" was remade as "Last House on the Left," his work has suggested a rich mine for homage.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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James Berardinelli
January 12, 2011
Cage is effective as a falling down drunk in Las Vegas or a treasure hunter navigating goofy road trips but not as a disillusioned champion of the Church going one-on-one with a demon. Steven Seagal would have been more believable.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Nell Minow
January 7, 2011
It is a hopeless mish-mash that feels like they were making it up as they went along. It's also dull.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
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Joe Morgenstern
Wall Street Journal
January 6, 2011
Welcome to the January dead zone.
Alan Jones
Radio Times
January 6, 2011
Despite some terrific locations in Hungary and the Austrian Alps, this ho-hum 14th-century history lesson remains routine and unconvincing right up to its all-hell-breaks-loose CGI-heavy finale.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Julian Roman
January 6, 2011
If you can sit through an Uwe Boll movie, and be genuinely entertained; then run, don't walk, to see Season of the Witch.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
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Andrew Barker
January 6, 2011
Season of the Witch is a fine example of a film that would've been great fun if only its creators had a sense of humor about the wild brew of absurdity they had percolating.
Adam Woodward
Little White Lies
January 6, 2011
It's part fairy tale-gone-wrong, part recycled legend, part panto horror. Think The Wolfman, or Van Helsing, only worse.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
Scott Weinberg
January 7, 2011
Dull: the last thing a freakin' period-piece action-adventure occult thriller should be.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
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Kirk Honeycutt
Hollywood Reporter
January 6, 2011
A CGI freakout at the finale can't save this mundane medieval thriller about witches, devils and disillusioned knights.
Tim Grierson
Screen International
January 6, 2011
A mediocre knights-and-witchcraft B-movie that's somewhat cheesy, somewhat intriguing, and ultimately just not all that involving.
Robert Levin
Film School Rejects
January 6, 2011
Not only bad in predictable ways, it's obscenely lazy.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
Jim Vejvoda
IGN Movies
January 6, 2011
Season of the Witch isn't quite Jonah Hex or Little Fockers bad, but it's one helluva shoddy way to start off the year in movies and yet another crummy entry in Nicolas Cage's woeful post-Oscar filmography.
Full Review | Original Score: 2 1/2 stars
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