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The Witches Reviews

November 25, 2013
It's not a film for small children. But for precocious first-graders with a warped sense of humor and an appetite for chills, thrills and spills, nothing could be better.
Full Review | Original Score: 4/4
November 25, 2013
Real darkness seethes beneath the "Once upon a time" surface, mostly due to Henson's seemingly curious selection of the brilliant and audacious Roeg to direct.
November 22, 2013
The Witches is a slow-to-get-going but ultimately entertaining yarn about a nasty coven conspiring to turn Britain's entire populace of single-digiters into mice.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 22, 2013
There are moments of genuine charm and solid invention, but it`s a film that doesn't believe enough in itself.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 26, 2012
A minor but very enjoyable Nicolas Roeg fairy tale.
March 26, 2009
The wizardry of Jim Henson's Creature Shop and a superbly over-the-top performance by Angelica Huston gives The Witches a good deal of charm and enjoyment.
January 26, 2006
Strange and scary enough to fascinate parents and offspring alike.
May 20, 2003
As in his best films, here Mr. Roeg is a master of capturing the slightly off kilter sense of an apparently normal world. His camera is unobtrusive, and then suddenly it tilts a bit to jolt.
January 1, 2000
The best thing about Nicolas Roeg's film of Dahl's book The Witches is its dark vision.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
January 1, 2000
In this extended good time of a fairy tale, there's something for everyone.
January 1, 2000
A wickedly funny final bow for Muppeteer Jim Henson.
February 16, 1990
Don't miss Anjelica Huston's deliciously vile transformation from beauty to beast. And don't miss this film.
Full Review | Original Score: A