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Practical Magic Reviews

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Nell Minow
Common Sense Media
December 27, 2010
Uneven adaptation of lyrical novel.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/5
Walter Chaw
Film Freak Central
September 28, 2010
A bad sign when the only female in the creative process is Swicord
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis
July 3, 2010
...applies a layer of Hollywood gloss, sentimentality, and hyperbole to the proceedings.
Full Review | Original Score: 6/10
Steve Biodrowski
July 12, 2008
If nothing else, the screenwriters deserve recognition for the nerve it took to employ what must be the most outrageously lazy writer's device in the history of cinema.
Rob Gonsalves
September 22, 2007
Has something to annoy just about everyone: feminists of either gender, Wiccans, or just people expecting a good movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/5
John Venable
December 31, 2005
An absolute waste of time.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/10
Jim Chastain
Norman Transcript
March 12, 2001
Hocus pocus without focus.
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James Berardinelli
January 1, 2000
Although I enjoyed portions of the movie, I can't wholeheartedly recommend something with such an unfortunate and dissatisfying conclusion!
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times
January 1, 2000
The movie doesn't seem sure what tone to adopt, veering uncertainly from horror to laughs to romance.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
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Sean P. Means
January 1, 2000
The only thing unpredictable about Practical Magic is the unpleasant surprise one feels when the movie reveals itself as a irritatingly creepy supernatural thriller, rather than the offbeat romantic comedy the ads make it out to be.

E! Online
January 1, 2000
Slick and mostly successful!
Andrew Manning
Radio Free Entertainment
January 1, 2000
Light hearted and fun!
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Owen Gleiberman
Entertainment Weekly
January 1, 2000
A witch comedy so slapdash, plodding, and muddled it seems to have had a hex put on it.
Full Review | Original Score: D
Jack Garner
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle
January 1, 2000
A mediocre mishmash of female-bonding comedy, schmaltzy romance and blessedly brief horror about latter-day witchcraft!
Full Review | Original Score: 4/10
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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
A saga that lacks the courage of its own odd convictions.
| Original Score: 2/4
Ed Kelleher
Film Journal International
January 1, 2000
Practical Magic, a promising but muddled comedy about sibling witches with, perhaps inevitably, some unthreatening feminism thrown into the mix.
January 1, 2000
Nunca termina por definir si se trata de una historia de amor, de horror o una comedia
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
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Mark Caro
Chicago Tribune
January 1, 2000
The trio of credited writers exhibits a complete failure of imagination!
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Eve Zibart
Washington Post
January 1, 2000
Not that the move isn't fun in spots; it's just a TV-ready mix of camp and curdle.
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Bob Fenster
Arizona Republic
January 1, 2000
What a disappointing mess made from such a promising premise!
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