The Last Witch Hunter

Critics Consensus

Grim, plodding, and an overall ill fit for Vin Diesel's particular charms, The Last Witch Hunter will bore and/or confuse all but the least demanding action-fantasy fans.

17%

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Total Count: 134

43%

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User Ratings: 37,546
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The modern world holds many secrets, but the most astounding secret of all is that witches still live amongst us; vicious supernatural creatures intent on unleashing the Black Death upon the world. Armies of witch hunters battled the unnatural enemy across the globe for centuries, including KAULDER, a valiant warrior who managed to slay the all-powerful QUEEN WITCH, decimating her followers in the process. In the moments right before her death, the QUEEN curses KAULDER with her own immortality, forever separating him from his beloved wife and daughter in the afterlife. Today KAULDER is the only one of his kind remaining, and has spent centuries hunting down rogue witches, all the while yearning for his long-lost loved ones. However, unbeknownst to KAULDER, the QUEEN WITCH is resurrected and seeks revenge on her killer causing an epic battle that will determine the survival of the human race. (C) Summit

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Cast

Vin Diesel
as Kaulder
Michael Caine
as Dolan 36th
Elijah Wood
as Dolan 37th
Julie Engelbrecht
as Witch Queen
Rena Owen
as Glaeser
Isaach De Bankolé
as Max Schlesinger
Sloane Coombs
as Elizabeth
Bex Taylor-Klaus
as Klaus-Bronwyn
David Whalen
as Council Member #1
Jack Erdie
as Council Member #2
Toussaint Raphael Abessolo
as Council Member #3
Laura Smiley
as Council Member #4
Samara Lee
as Little Girl
Nathan Hollabaugh
as Businessman
David Vegh
as Bakery Owner
Billy Hepfinger
as Euro Witch
Denver Milord
as A&C Soldier #1
Gregory Johnstone
as A&C Soldier #2
Jonathan Visser
as A&C Soldier #3
Bonnie Morgan
as Witch Attacker #1
Mark Steger
as Witch Attacker #2
Mark Musashi
as Witch Attacker #3
Shane Callahan
as Hipster Man at Parlour
Alanna Janell
as Hipster Woman at Parlour
Wayman Ezell
as Soho Painter Witch
Jackson Frazer
as Boy On Plane
Ruth Crawford
as Old Woman Danique
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Critic Reviews for The Last Witch Hunter

All Critics (134) | Top Critics (31) | Fresh (23) | Rotten (111)

  • It is terrible. It is fabulously entertaining.

    Nov 9, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Like that other witch hunter movie, "Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters," this is a film that is completely looney tunes, and it only half knows it.

    Oct 29, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • The Last Witch Hunter starts off with traces of sly humour, but gradually collapses into a unwieldy combination of special effects confrontations and ponderous exposition.

    Oct 28, 2015 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • Unfortunately, a film needs more than Diesel's Stallone-ish appeal to succeed and that's where The Last Witch Hunter is found lacking.

    Oct 25, 2015 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…
  • The Last Witch Hunter is so drenched in CGI effects, it looks as if it's been dunked in a vat of lacquer.

    Oct 23, 2015 | Rating: 1.5/4 | Full Review…
  • A feature film that feels like a longish TV pilot.

    Oct 23, 2015 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Last Witch Hunter

  • Feb 15, 2016
    You know what the scary thing about this movie is? The fact that it seems to be the start of a franchise. You know what's scarier than that? The fact that I wouldn't actually mind that. Do not misunderstand me, that is not suggesting that I actually want sequels to this movie, which was one of those lame fantasty-esque action movies that we get so every so often, like Seventh Son. But the fact is that there's something here that can be expanded upon. Not that I would suggest that a franchise would lead to some great movie, but you can develop a B-tier franchise out of these elements. A film doesn't have to be good to be enjoyable. The Room is one of the most fun experiences I've had watching a film and it is one of the worst movies I have actually ever seen. But, as long as the film embraces its sillier aspects and doesn't take itself too seriously, then a franchise shouldn't be that hard to pull off. If Underworld can have, what, two sequels and one prequel then this movie surely can, well if it had been successful. There's nothing that is demonstrably better about the Underworld series that makes me saying this such an absurd notion. Like I said, however, this movie isn't good in the slightest. I just think that, again, fits into that line of lame fantasy action films like Seventh Son that try to be cool, but end up being anything but. The movie just lacks a certain edge, parts of me feel that it plays it too safe with the PG-13 rating, because the violence in the film is a little too vanilla for me. PG-13 definitely was the rating they were going for in order to ensure a broader audience, but I don't think this movie was gonna end up being that successful anyways. These movies usually have a really tough time finding an audience. No idea why, but look at Seventh Son, I, Frankenstein or Dracula Untold. Dracula Untold was actually really successful, at least worldwide, but did anyone really care about any of those films? Not to mention the fact that stylistically and visually all of these films look very similar. They have hard time gaining real ground. Again, Dracula Untold was fairly successful, but it's not a movie that anybody really remembers. And that's a similar fate that I see for this film. It's not that it's even a terrible movie, though I can see how some people might think it is. In a lot of ways it actually is, but I also realized that this was never meant to be anything more than what it actually is. It's purposely a B-movie and I think that's what a lot of people fail to realize. Though, of course, that doesn't excuse the movie for not being good, but it also helps in not taking it so serious and trying to analyze every last aspect of the film. I like Vin Diesel and he's perfectly fine here. I mean, he's obviously not what one would call a good actor, but the guy is real charismatic and he can be charming when he wants to and I think that the movie doesn't really use him as effectively as he has been used in Riddick, for example. He's obviously most known for Fast and Furious, but I think Riddick is the perfect vehicle for him and his particular set of talents, even more so than the Fast and Furious franchise. The story is nothing special and it is not particularly well-written. There's bits and pieces here, but they never seem to do anything all that interesting with it. Like I mentioned earlier, it's something that they could expand upon, but I don't expect them to since the film wasn't that successful at the box office. And even if it was, I don't see people liking this movie enough to ensure that a sequel would also be successful. It's a type of one-and-done. With that said, I didn't hate this as much as I would've expected, and I also rented it for free on Redbox, so that helps. I can't exactly recommend this movie, but it's not like I can say that I felt like I felt like I wasted my time. I wish I would've gotten a better movie, but it didn't make me want to pull my hair out. Watch at your own risk.
    Jesse O Super Reviewer
  • Feb 13, 2016
    Extraordinarily convoluted, The Last Witch Hunter is an incredibly bizarre supernatural thriller. The story follows an immortal witch hunter named Kaulder as he investigates the death of a priest who he worked with in the battle against evil. The plot is extremely hard to follow, as things just happen from scene to scene with unintelligible exposition about witchcraft. And Vin Diesel seems to be putting no effort into his performance; though his co-star, Rose Leslie, has some charisma. The creature designs are somewhat interesting, but they're a bit too surreal for the aesthetic of the film. The Last Witch Hunter tries too hard to be an epic fantasy saga, and ends up being an incoherent mess.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Feb 07, 2016
    "The Last Witch Hunter" is clearly lost in the woods. The film has the bling: sexy stars, super visuals, energetic sound track, and a lot of exciting action. But other than that, it lacks substance: a confusing script paired with sub-par acting make for a confusing, messy witches' brew. No performer is good other than Caine, and possibly Englebrecht, and it is undoubtedly the worst performance Elijah Wood has had the misfortune of committing to celluloid. If you're looking for stupid, stylish action fun, this is an okay movie -- but otherwise, it culls the bottom of the cauldron.
    Christian C Super Reviewer
  • Feb 05, 2016
    A movie staring Vin Diesel as an immortal, witch killing/enforcing badass employed by the Catholic Church doesn't need to be great, but it shouldn't get as boring as "The Last Witch Hunter" often does.
    Alec B Super Reviewer

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