Hocus Pocus (1993)
Critic Consensus: Harmlessly hokey yet never much more than mediocre, Hocus Pocus is a muddled family-friendly effort that fails to live up to the talents of its impressive cast.
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Critic Reviews for Hocus Pocus
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.
Hocus Pocus is harmless, but it's about as much fun as celebrating Mardi Gras under the influence of candy corn.
All things considered, Hocus Pocus is much more entertaining than a pimple-people picture has a right to be.
Audience Reviews for Hocus Pocus
Nothing could match up to the charisma and charm of Midler, Parker & Najimy, but that's ultimately all that was going for the film. Hocus Pocus is a fair attempt at a spooky, humorous family film that's filled with inconsistencies. However, there is glimmer in its heartfelt tone and outrageous gags that give it its cult-like following especially during the Halloween season. 3/5
Not particularly memorable, scary, funny, or quotable. Floppy-haired Omri Katz is very likable as Max, the skeptic protagonist, and young Thora Birch as his sister is impish and adorable. The blossoming friendships between Max, Allison, Dani, and Binx are more compelling than the witchy Halloween lore.
A gem for those who grew up with this oddly comical movie.
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|Thackery Binx:||Dani. Come on, please don't be sad for me.|
|Dani:||Binx? Is that you?|
|Thackery Binx:||Yeah, the witches are dead, my soul's finally free, you freed, me Dani thank you, hey Max thanks for lighting the candle|
|Emily:||Thackery! Thackery Binx!|
|Thackery Binx:||It's Emily!|