Season of the Witch

2011

Season of the Witch

Critics Consensus

Slow, cheap-looking, and dull, Season of the Witch fails even as unintentional comedy.

10%

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Reviews Counted: 120

30%
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User Ratings: 79,831

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Reviews Count: 0
Fresh: 0
Rotten: 0

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30%
Average Rating: 2.7/5

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Oscar (R) winner Nicolas Cage (National Treasure, Ghost Rider) and Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Hellboy II) star in this supernatural action adventure about a heroic Crusader and his fellow soldier who must transport a woman accused of being a witch to a remote monastery. The arduous journey across perilous terrain tests their strength and courage as they discover the girl's secret and find themselves battling a terrifyingly powerful force that will determine the fate of the world. -- (C) Relativity Media

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Cast

Claire Foy
as The Girl
Christopher Lee
as Cardinal D'Ambroise
Kevin Rees
as Dying Monk
Andrew Hefler
as Jail Bailiff
Fernanda Dorogi
as Old Woman (Civaudon)
Rebekah Kennedy
as Peasant Turk Girl
Matt Devere
as Sergeant in Arms
Róbert Bánlaki
as Livery Boy
Barna Illyés
as Cardinal's Priest
Kevin Killebrew
as Demon Voice
Simone Kirby
as Midwife
Elen Rhys
as Peasant Girl
Nick Sidi
as Priest
Rory McCann
as Soldier Commander
Nicola Sloane
as Spinster
Brian F. O'Byrne
as Grandmaster
Lisa Marie Dupree
as Tavern Girl
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Critic Reviews for Season of the Witch

All Critics (120) | Top Critics (30)

  • After a while, the movie tires of the witch business and trots out a plot twist that permits the effects department to spend money.

    Nov 24, 2011 | Rating: 1/4 | Full Review…
  • Another forgettable trifle from Cage.

    Oct 7, 2011 | Full Review…

    Leah Rozen

    TheWrap
    Top Critic
  • Director Dominic Sena sets a quick pace; the dull moments are brightened by the unexpectedly likable team of Cage and Perlman.

    Apr 4, 2011 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

    Rafer Guzman

    Newsday
    Top Critic
  • 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.

    Jan 12, 2011 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • It's Centurion Deux without the second-coming-of-Carpenter pretense, though you still wish the trashiness were more distinctive.

    Jan 12, 2011 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Keith Uhlich

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Cage alternates between leaden line readings and thunderous outbursts, making his accomplished costars Ulrich Thomsen and Stephen Campbell Moore look even better. But the movie's worst aspect is the CGI, which packs no scares whatsoever.

    Jan 7, 2011 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Season of the Witch

½

I liked it. 90 minutes of saving the world.

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Red Lats

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08/01/2012 (Netflix, PS3)

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For some people, just having Nicholas Cage and his absurd deadpan delivery and ridiculous expressions in a historical movie is inherently entertaining. I'm one of those people, especially when it's a movie that takes itself as seriously as Season of the Witch. Cage and Ron Perlman star as two heroic Crusaders turned deserters who are captured and tasked with either escorting an imprisoned, supposed plague-causing witch to her trial, or dying for abandoning the war. Just because the young woman is in a cage doesn't make her any less dangerous, though, and the closer they get to their destination, the greater the peril becomes for them and their companions. Season of the Witch actually turned out to be a better supernatural medieval flick than I expected. Sure, it's often unintentionally goofy and the action scenes are filmed and edited in a way where it can be tough to see what's even going on, but it wasn't boring and some parts were even fairly exciting. The ending seemed a little rushed, but surprisingly, I still find myself recommending this to anyone who's interested. It's not a masterpiece, but I enjoyed it for what it was.

Lewis C.
Lewis C.

Super Reviewer

Again it would seem to be the year for mediocre movies that are entertaining enough but maybe not one you'd watch again. Yes its action packed, yes its well acted, yes storyline is okay and keeps you guessing, however it just isnt a movie that wows you. Its worth a watch for the action and Cage's and Periman's onscreen humour but not a fantastic movie.

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