Practical Magic Reviews

June 7, 2019
It may be quirky, bizarre and in some places very clunky, but Practical Magic deserves a second chance.
March 30, 2019
However many stories the movie tries to tackle from Alice Hoffman's original novel, the moments that have lived beyond Practical Magic's expected expiration date celebrate sisterhood with a fierce heart and love that blazes across cities.
March 30, 2019
Though its startling shifts in tone sometimes seem unmotivated, this dark yet syrupy 1998 romance has an adolescent charm.
June 18, 2012
Bullock brings the needed tone of credibility to Practical Magic, while Kidman delivers excitement and unpredictability.
May 14, 2003
Romantic, entertaining and a trifle spooky, this one screams date movie.
February 8, 2003
If you're interested in a fun, romantic romp through the world of witchery, Griffin Dunne's Practical Magic is a serviceable piece of fluff.
June 5, 2002
Spirited performances conjure mostly enjoyable results, though it's not the devilish fun it could have been.
March 24, 2002
Griffin Dunne's cunningly crafted romp bears only slight resemblance to Alice Hoffman's romantic novel, but its wry humor and lush imagery make for a fun, feel-good movie just in time for Halloween.
February 27, 2001
Lively acting, eye-catching cinematography, and funny dialogue lift this fantasy a notch above the average until love-story cliches and horror-movie shocks bog it down in the second half.
January 1, 2000
The movie has a few nice performances. But the seasoned movie fan will be sorely disappointed.
January 1, 2000
Practical Magic is curiously satisfying, a good movie for Halloween.
January 1, 2000
Despite a transcendently silly story line and a lot more froufrou touches than the traffic will bear, it's liable to work as escapism for anyone who thinks Little Women has too much grit.
January 1, 2000
Light hearted and fun!
January 1, 2000
Slick and mostly successful!
January 1, 2000
Practical Magic is neither good nor great, but it is pleasant. That's about the best and the worst that can be said for it.
January 1, 2000
A crafty chick flick about likable witches!
January 1, 2000
Practical Magic is delightful sweetmeat for Halloween.
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
Practical Magic is sweet, sassy, sexy and smart.