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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
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
July 31, 2002
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January 1, 2000
Watching the movie is like attending a party you weren't invited to, and where you don't know anybody, and they're all in on a joke but won't explain it to you.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
January 1, 2000
As a family film, Hocus Pocus is passable --- provided you don't have particularly high standards.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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
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
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
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.
July 26, 2002
| Original Score: 2/5
January 1, 2000
Strictly for kids.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
January 1, 2000
In the not-too-distant future look for Hocus Pocus in the rental-store bins, or as part of a Halloween "Trick or Treat" package (three bags of candies with Hocus Pocus for $5.95).
July 16, 1993
It's acceptable scary-silly kid fodder that adults will find only mildly insulting. Unless they're Bette Midler fans. In which case it's depressing as hell.
Full Review | Original Score: C-
July 20, 2003
| Original Score: 1/5
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.
May 13, 2003
| Original Score: 2/5
September 13, 2012
It strictly remains more "trick" than "treat."
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
August 8, 2002
| Original Score: 0/5
January 1, 2000
The best that can be said about the acting by the witches is that it is, well, bizarre. And rarely funny.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
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