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Practical Magic Reviews

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Globe and Mail
April 12, 2002
Full Review | Original Score: 1.5/4
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David Hunter
Hollywood Reporter
January 1, 2000
A disappointing brew of slick commercial moviemaking and old-fashioned romantic fantasy!
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James Berardinelli
ReelViews
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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Julie Hinds
San Jose Mercury News
January 1, 2000
A flat, unappealing potion!
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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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Susan Stark
Detroit News
January 1, 2000
A saga that lacks the courage of its own odd convictions.
| Original Score: 2/4
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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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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
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Emanuel Levy
Variety
January 1, 2000
Part comedy, part family drama, part romance, part special-effects mystery-adventure, and not entirely satisfying on any of these levels.
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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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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
Film.com
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.
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USA Today
January 1, 2000
| Original Score: 2/4
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Philip Wuntch
Dallas Morning News
January 1, 2000
A crafty chick flick about likable witches!
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Kevin Maynard
Mr. Showbiz
January 1, 2000
Practical Magic doesn't cast much of a spell!