Bewitched Reviews

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November 5, 2007
By the tepid ending, the movie appears to have been sedated.
June 24, 2006
Despite the intriguing set-up, formula proves as hard a habit for Ephron to kick as magic is for Isabel.
May 12, 2006
What the hell is Will Ferrell doing to his career?
September 26, 2005
If it lost every bad idea, miscast actor, wasted performance, and botched scene, nothing would be left but the end credits.
August 9, 2005
You will leave the cinema utterly disenchanted.
July 7, 2005
The rabbit that's pulled out of the hat is lifeless.
June 29, 2005
What this revival needs is a good kick in the pants. And that Ephron and friends lack the low cunning to deliver.
June 29, 2005
The Ephron sisters, sophisticates entrusted with a simple TV situation comedy, lose the magic of the com as they mess with the sit.
June 27, 2005
In the original TV series, Elizabeth Montgomery had this kind of sexy, subversive personality. Here we just have this naïve person who just flits about.
June 25, 2005
June 24, 2005
The artificiality of Bewitched is so exaggerated that it almost works in the movie's favor for the first 20 minutes or so, before that heavy synthetic Ephron odor really sets in.
June 24, 2005
A phony and cynical look at how Hollywood might make or remake a television show.
June 24, 2005
Screenwriters Ephron and her sister Delia are able to get laughs and make character points even in the moments of laying out a fairly involved exposition, and that's no small thing. That's skilled craftsmanship.
June 24, 2005
Ephron seems unsure as to whether she's filming a zany retro comedy or a conventional romance, and the film zips back and forth between genres, never really settling.
June 24, 2005
The result of people trying so hard to wring magic out of a dry well, all that's left to see is their flop sweat.
June 24, 2005
After Kidman and Ferrell have hit all the expected marks (meet cute, encounter obstacles, fall in love, encounter fatal setback, fall back in love), the movie winds up being hoist on its own petard, becoming the butt of one of its own inside jokes.
June 24, 2005
For one thing, it looks every bit as drab as the average 1966 sitcom did: overlit, flat, studiobound and phony. For another, it's just as unfunny as the original.
June 24, 2005
The fluffiest surprise of the summer. When it comes to the race for giggles, it's Nicole by a nose.
June 24, 2005
Kidman is enchanting, true, and Caine, MacLaine and Chenoweth work hard, but even with the few good gags sprinkled throughout, you don't leave the theater smiling. The spell fades. The magic just isn't there.
June 24, 2005
Though there are funny bits here and there, the script just isn't funny enough.
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