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Hocus Pocus Reviews

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August 15, 2015
They probably should have left this misfire in the broom closet -- with the other wooden vehicles.
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 15, 2015
This is one of the oddest releases of the summer, and it's hard to imagine it finding a broad audience. With the rather ghoulish deaths of children depicted, it's certainly too strong for very young moviegoers.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2015
Forget amusement parks and hockey teams. It's in movie comedies that Disney is having its real crisis, as evidenced by this would-be laugh-getter that begins with the murder of a child and a triple hanging.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
August 15, 2015
Though children may be satisfied (if the witch stuff doesn't scare them) adults will have a harder time with the by-the-numbers confrontations between the witches and the plucky youths.
August 15, 2015
Dreadful.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 15, 2015
Hocus Pocus is harmless, but it's about as much fun as celebrating Mardi Gras under the influence of candy corn.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
August 15, 2015
As Shakespeare would have certainly written if he'd been on the movie beat, "Double, double toil and trouble, movie stink and critic bubble/'Hocus Pocus' has no focus/has no rhyme, has no reason/ and is... out of season."
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
August 15, 2015
Silly but irresistible.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
August 15, 2015
This comedy is unusually dark for a Disney production and it makes for patchy entertainment.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2015
All things considered, Hocus Pocus is much more entertaining than a pimple-people picture has a right to be.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
August 15, 2015
Hocus Pocus remains a delightful family comedy, spooky but never scary as it romps its merry way through the graveyard.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
November 2, 2014
Perhaps I underestimate the power of its generational hold, yet considering the potential of a broad Disney witch romp, Hocus Pocus is an incredibly mediocre movie.
Full Review | Original Score: C
October 31, 2013
Still an underrated Disney gem to this day.
September 13, 2012
It strictly remains more "trick" than "treat."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
January 2, 2011
Rollicking Halloween fun for tweens and up.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
April 1, 2009
With Bette Midler and her onscreen sisters shamelessly hamming things up, it looks as if those involved in making this inoffensive flight of fantasy had more fun than anyone over 12 will have watching it.
October 24, 2008
For an 11-year-old boy (in 1993) already in love with horror movies, Halloween and Thora Birch, Hocus Pocus was my dream movie sprung to life.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
June 8, 2006
Goofy witches and things that bump all over the place, incliuding Midler...fair family fun.
| Original Score: 3/5
February 9, 2006
[Midler, Najimy and Parker] perform a show-stopping version of 'I Put a Spell on You' at a Halloween party, but otherwise it's slim pickings.
August 19, 2004
Modern audiences will probably enjoy watching a bizarre Sarah Jessica Parker ham it up as one of a trio of Salem-era witches reincarnated in the 1990s (they ride vacuum cleaners!) and after the children of the town. Too bad the story is so disposable.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
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