Hocus Pocus Reviews

July 16, 2019
It's a veritable bagful of box office treats.
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.
August 15, 2015
Hocus Pocus is harmless, but it's about as much fun as celebrating Mardi Gras under the influence of candy corn.
August 15, 2015
Silly but irresistible.
August 15, 2015
All things considered, Hocus Pocus is much more entertaining than a pimple-people picture has a right to be.
August 15, 2015
Hocus Pocus remains a delightful family comedy, spooky but never scary as it romps its merry way through the graveyard.
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.
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.
May 20, 2003
Apparently too much eye of newt got into the formula for Hocus Pocus, transforming a potentially wicked Bette Midler vehicle into an unholy mess.
January 1, 2000
As a family film, Hocus Pocus is passable --- provided you don't have particularly high standards.
January 1, 2000
Hocus Pocus is really two movies -- a sophomoric caper for teenage boys and a dark lark for fans of Disney farce, an abracadabra Sister Act. Both of them are failures.
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).
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.
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.