Practical Magic Reviews

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March 30, 2019
It doesn't seem as if there was much communication between the three screenwriters who are credited with adapting Alice Hoffman's novel. Perhaps they should have tried ESP.
March 30, 2019
Practical Magic, in other words, is anything but magical. The only spell it casts will put you right to sleep.
March 30, 2019
Though its startling shifts in tone sometimes seem unmotivated, this dark yet syrupy 1998 romance has an adolescent charm.
March 30, 2019
Though the tale is not without its charms, its spell is repeatedly broken by the random pace and tone.
March 30, 2019
ts flat whimsy, VH1-ready musical montage sequences, and less-than-magic magic realism will probably not be enough to hold the attention of all but the most undiscriminating fans of witches and Stockard Channing.
June 18, 2012
Bullock brings the needed tone of credibility to Practical Magic, while Kidman delivers excitement and unpredictability.
June 7, 2019
It may be quirky, bizarre and in some places very clunky, but Practical Magic deserves a second chance.
March 30, 2019
Unfortunately, this is The Witches of Eastwick with its humour and sizzle removed.
March 30, 2019
Filming in a golden-syrupy light, Dunne seems to have little ambition beyond making his stars look adorable (not tricky) and hoping we'll have forgotten most of The Witches of Eastwick.
March 30, 2019
[An] inane and insipid effort beset by ponderous plotting.
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