Bewitched Reviews

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June 24, 2005
It is courageously weird -- and that alone casts a spell.
June 24, 2005
Ephron casts a spell full of romantic-comedy charm even as it goes about the post-modern business of toying with our fondness for pop-cultural baubles like Bewitched. Consider the sparkling mood Ephron maintains as irreverent reverence.
June 24, 2005
Bewitched is respectful of its origin, and it's brave enough to go beyond the obvious. Unfortunately, it goes beyond in a somewhat wrong direction. As a result, this broom stick doesn't really fly, it just glides along.
June 24, 2005
Admittedly, there's a certain fascination in watching Kidman deliver these lines. You can see her struggling to make acting decisions with a character who requires none.
June 24, 2005
Ms. Kidman goes through it all as if impersonating an adorable trick-or-treater.
June 24, 2005
[An] un-magical, unfunny and un-romantic alleged comedy.
June 24, 2005
The result is not only an homage to the original TV show, it's also a gentle -- and at times hilarious -- spoof of Hollywood.
June 24, 2005
[Manages] to be too clever by half and 100 percent ridiculous.
June 24, 2005
The movie proves a marginal creation from talented people who probably would have been better off finding another broomstick to fly.
June 23, 2005
Bewitched will not cast you under its spell. It is more likely to bother and bewilder.
June 23, 2005
The show, no matter how fantastical, was about something real. The movie is about Hollywood.
June 23, 2005
An uninspired misfire of a TV-series knockoff that, despite its great cast and smart filmmakers, never manages to scare up much magic.
June 23, 2005
Nora Ephron used to mine the tension between romantic fantasy and the real (disappointing) world for honest laughs. But now she has settled happily in big-budget star-studded chick-flick land, where it's all synthetic, all the time.
June 23, 2005
Outside of the perfomers, which include Nicole Kidman, Will Ferrell and a nicely tuned supporting cast, there isn't much to look at here.
June 23, 2005
It sinks so deep and fast, you don't even see bubbles on the surface.
June 23, 2005
So what's left? Pretty much Kidman's consternation and Ferrell's one-man show, which is funny for awhile but eventually even he runs out of gags. Perhaps more cowbell would have helped.
June 23, 2005
Who wants a namby-pamby Samantha?
June 23, 2005
Any picture that makes you yearn for the dramatic work of Dick Sargent has got problems.
June 23, 2005
It's one of those movies where you smile and laugh and are reasonably entertained, but you get no sense of a mighty enterprise sweeping you along with its comedic force. There is not a movie here. Just scenes in search of one.
June 23, 2005
In the process of avoiding a feature-length replay of the TV show (a trap The Honeymooners walked right into), Bewitched edifies die-hard fans by channeling the original's memorable supporting cast.
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